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November 2013
Unemployment Rate   U.S:  6.6%   Florida:  6.2%   Alachua County:  4.9%    Bradford County:  5.3%      
Workforce Labor Statistics   Labor Force: 148,281   Unemployed Residents: 7,293   Available Jobs Region-9: 5,189

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Startup Quest™

Startup Quest is an innovative entrepreneurship training program for unemployed or underemployed degree-holding professionals. Participants develop business plans for simulated companies based on real technologies under the guidance of successful entrepreneurial mentors. Click here for more information about this innovative entrepreneurial training program.

FloridaWorks Board Priorities

The FloridaWorks 5-year Board Strategic Plan's priorities are:

  • Entrepreneurship Training
  • Earn While You Learn Programs 
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Job Matching
  • Establish Local Subject Matter Expertise in Workforce Data, Tracking, and Analysis
  • Leverage Workforce Data Expertise to Contribute to Policy Development at the State and Local Level
For the full strategic plan, click here. 


The Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational & Technology Training (HBOTT) Program will provide local businesses and jobseekers with on-the-job training (OJT) opportunities. The program encourages employers to train and retain talent from our region by providing salary reimbursement for the training period. To learn more about this program,

Employers click here. The next deadline for employer applications is Friday, December 6. 
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Entrepreneurship Quests

If you can't find a job, find a customer! FloridaWorks believes in entrepreneurship training in order to get our unemployed back to work while improving our region's economy. Click the links below to find out more about our innovative entrepreneurship programs.

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Gov. Scott visits Gainesville

Friday, October 19th, Gov. Rick Scott, visited Gainesville. Scott was in town visiting the future home of Prioria Robotics in downtown Gainesville. With the release of the monthly unemployment rates, Gov. Scott was here to announce the drop in unemployment, as well as, to promote Prioria Robotics effort to create jobs. Click here