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2013

UF, FloridaWorks hold second Startup Quest™ Investor Pitch Competition
North Central Florida Business Report, November 22, 2013

Startup Quest competition
GTN News, November 20, 2013

FloridaWorks, Workforce changing their names
The Guardian, November 20, 2013

Infinite Energy shares organizational culture tips at Company Lifestyle workshop
Business in the Heart of Florida, November 8, 2013

Painter honored for career, built one brick at a time
Business in the Heart of Florida, November 8, 2013

Jim Painter of Painter Masonry was named Builder of the Year by the Florida Home Builders Association. Painter is a FloridaWorks board member and Legislative Committee Chair.

Gainesville Stand Down Event Offers Homeless Veterans Food, Social Services
WUFT News, November 1, 2013

Vets get supplies, encouragement at Stand Down
The Gainesville Sun, October 31, 2013

Agencies fall in to help vets during annual Stand Down
The Gainesville Sun, October 28, 2013

120 seasonal warehouse jobs being filled
Gainesville Guardian, October 23, 2013

Blue-collar talent is too scarce locally, execs say
The Gainesville Sun, October 16, 2013

Becoming tobacco-free means Disney trip
Business in the Heart of Florida, October 15, 2013

Gainesville Businesses Hope to Learn from Experience
WUFT News, October 11, 2013

Hawthorne Middle/High School Will Offer Students A Higher Education Sampling
WUFT News, October 8, 2013

Area companies growing -- and training new workers -- through grant program
The Gainesville Sun, October 5, 2013

Locally job prospects are dim for those with no GED
"Workforce and education officials say the answer is more training and education."
The Gainesville Sun, September 21, 2013

Florida Works hosted its first IT Workforce Conference to recruit and retain the area's top technology talent
GTN News, September 18, 2013

Area businesses brainstorm for ways to recruit qualified IT applicants
The Gainesville Sun, September 18, 2013

Library Partnership to sponsor job fair
The Gainesville Sun, September 18, 2013

Needy families hurt by program cutbacks
A look at state budget cuts to workforce development in the TANF block grant
The Gainesville Sun, September 8, 2013

Startup Quest launching in Broward, around the state
Miami Herald, September 6, 2013

Bring resume, and confidence, to Gainesville Job Fair
The Gainesville Sun, September 6, 2013

Gainesville Job Fair set for Tuesday
Gainesville Guardian, September 5, 2013

Great success: On Aug. 15, the Institute for Workforce Innovation's Project YouthBuild hosted its class of 2013 graduation at the Thomas Center.
Letters to the Editor, The Gainesville Sun, August 29, 2013

Oaks Mall seeks holiday workers
Gainesville Guardian, August 28, 2013

FloridaWorks Promotes 100+ Job Openings for Mall Business Community
North Central Florida Business Report, August 28, 2013

Oaks Mall shops seeking 100-plus holiday workers
The Gainesville Sun, August 27, 2013

FloridaWorks brings innovative training program back to Gainesville
The Gainesville Sun, August 26, 2013

Are tech firms helping to create jobs for the rest of us?
The Gainesville Sun, August 14, 2013

FloridaWorks Accepting Employer Applications for On-The-Job Training Funding
Chamber e-Journal, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, August 6, 2013

Gainesville unemployment rates are below state average
GTN News, July 2013

Start Up Downtown draws big crowd
North Central Florida Business Report, July 19, 2013

Almost 200 people take part in inaugural Start Up Downtown
Gainesville Sun, July 18, 2013
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Startups Showcased at Startup Downtown tonight
Chamber e-Journal, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, July 18, 2013

Downtown job fair to be held tonight
the Independent Florida Alligator, July 18, 2013

Gainesville to host IT job fair
North Central Florida Business Report, July 2013

Startups looking for job seekers at Thursday's Start Up Downtown
Gainesville Sun, July 16, 2013

Silicon Valley does it, Austin does it, Gainesville does ‘IT’, too
Chamber e-Journal, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, July 15, 2013

Silicon Valley does it, Austin does it, Gainesville does IT too
Business in the Heart of Florida, July 9, 2013

SharpSpring right at home amid all the startup buzz
Gainesville Sun, July 5, 2013

[WIA] Program targets adults, dislocated workers
Gainesville Sun, June 26, 2013

Florida Institute Funds NeuroNet Learning
Florida Institute, May 16, 2013

Paychecks for Patriots Event
WCJB TV-20, May 10, 2013

Education Symposium
WCJB TV-20, May 10, 2013

Paychecks for Patriots job fair held in Gainesville
The Gainesville Sun, May 10, 2013

[WIA Youth] Program targets teens, young adults
The Gainesville Sun, May 8, 2013

Startup Quest: Entrepreneur training for out-of-work professionals
Jacksonville Business Journal
May 3, 2013

Programs will teach professionals entrepreneurship
Jacksonville Business Journal
April 30, 2013

Some 500 come for Job Fair at SF college
The Gainesville Sun, April 26, 2013

Alachua County to Hold Spring Job Fair
The Business Report, April 26, 2013

Job Fair is Saturday at SF College
The Gainesville Sun, April 25, 2013

Mobiquity expands to Gainesville, creating 260 jobs
University of Florida News, April 24, 2013

Pollo Tropical Partners with FloridaWorks to Bring 120 Jobs to Gainesville
The Business Report, April 16, 2013

Pollo Tropical hiring for new location
The Gainesville Sun, April 11, 2013

"Stay in the Swamp" Career Fair Aims to Retain Local Talent
Business Report, April 3, 2013

Hough Graduate School event to match students, alumni with local employers
University of Florida News, March 27, 2013

Business Partners Needed for FloridaWorks' Youth Program
Business Report, March 22, 2013

2012 in business: Innovation economy thrives locally
The Gainesville Sun, Anthony Clark, January 1, 2013

2012

Jobless benefits being reduced; minimum wage rises
The Gainesville Sun, Fred Hiers, December 28, 2012

RegisterPatient.com Announces Expansion in Gainesville
The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, December 11, 2012

5 steps for finding work for the over 50
AARP, December 1, 2012

Mindtree Celebrated Grand Opening
The Business Report (repost), November 13, 2012

Governor Rick Scott Attends Grand Opening of Mindtree Limited’s First U.S. Delivery Center
State News Release, November 13, 2012

Holiday Hiring at the Oaks Mall
The Business Report, (Repost) November 5, 2012

New program empowers women in tech startups
University of Florida News, Press Release, November 1, 2012

Scott visits Prioria Robotics, touts signs of Florida recovery
The Gainesville Sun, Anthony Clark, October 19, 2012

Governor Rick Scott Tours Prioria Robotics’ New Headquarters Site
State News Release, October 19, 2012

Gov. Scott visits Gainesville, speaks about importance of technology
WUFT-FM, Ashlyn Robinson, October 19, 2012

Graduate career fair today
The Independent Florida Alligator, Colleen Wright, October 17, 2012

Results starting to show locally from September job fair
The Gainesville Sun, Chris Alcantara, October 12, 2012

What Happens to the Children of the Unemployed?
National Journal, Nancy Cook, October 11, 2012

EGI honors leaders, hands out scholarships
Gainesville Guardian, Aida Mallard, October 3, 2012

FloridaWorks aims to put people in jobs
Florida Today, William Ronat, September 28, 2012

Santa Fe to host forum
The Gainesville Guardian, Aida Mallard, September 19, 2012

An Entrepreneur at Any Age
North Central Florida Business Report, September 20, 2012

Gainesville Job Fair Filled To Capacity
WCJB TV20, Trent Kelly, September 11, 2012

Gainesville Job Fair to feature more than 35 employers
Erin Rauch, WUFT, September 10, 2012

Labor Daze Fest...Not Just For The Working
WCJB TV20, Stephanie Bechara, September 2, 2012

BCC to receive $ 1.1 million from Labor Department
Florida Today, Mackenzie Ryan, August 29, 2012

Now available locally: a class in customer service
The Gainesville Sun (Repost), Desiree Farnum, August 29, 2012

Now available locally: a class in customer service
www.gatorsports.com, Desiree Farnum, August 29, 2012

Gainesville gets workforce grant for youths
Jacksonville Business Journal, Sarah Mueller, August 29, 2012

Grants lead to new jobs
Gainesville Guardian, August 29, 2012

City, FloridaWorks, chamber partner to hold job fair
www.gatorsports.com (Repost), Christopher Curry, August 29, 2012

City, FloridaWorks, chamber partner to hold job fair
The Gainesville Sun, Christopher Curry, August 29, 2012

Agencies host city-wide job, career fair
Gainesville Guardian, August 29, 2012

Startup Quest Launch
University of Florida New, Press Release, August 28, 2012

Twelve Companies Benefit from the $3.1 Million HBOTT Grant
Innovation Gainesville, Alisha, August 27, 2012 

Hiring plans for area tech companies get boost from FloridaWorks grants
Sunshine State News (Repost), August 24, 2012

Hiring plans for area tech companies get boost from FloridaWorks grants
The Gainesville Sun, Anthony Clark, August 24, 2012

FloridaWorks Grant Helps Create Jobs
Business Report, Chris Eversole, August 23, 2012

Where to find part-time jobs
The Independent Florida Alligator, Chris Alcantara, August 15, 2012

David Massias: Spirit of Gainesville nominee
The Gainesville Sun, August 8, 2012

Job fairs set for Saturday and Sept. 11
GatorSports.com (repost), August 8, 2012

Job fairs set for Saturday and Sept. 11
The Gainesville Sun, August 8, 2012

City's job fair scheduled for Sept. 11
Gainesville Sun, August 8, 2012


Things looking up for Gainesville's job seekers
GTN News, August 3, 2012