Pasco EDC, Pasco Hernando Workforce Team Up To Create Jobs

Pasco Economic Development Council and Pasco Hernando Workforce Board/Career Central are teaming up to improve training and job creation.

Pasco Hernando Workforce Board/Career Central approved a new contract with Pasco Economic Development Council that started on July 1.

The partnership is to help attract companies to the area and improve training to meet employers' needs.

There are many key points that the PEDC and workforce are going to be working on throughout the year.

They are planning to reach out to the youth in the Pasco County career academics.

PEDC and workforce are also planning various job fairs hosted by Career Central. The next one is on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Spring Hill Career Central.

Career Central is also working on assistance to professional placement network in coordinating speakers for meetings, focus groups with employers to evaluate services and entrepreneur classes.

PEDC and Workforce plans to hold surveys to identify employee trends and training needs.

They are also going to have a call program and visits to primary industries, develop networks for entrepreneurs to provide them technical assistance and encourage Pasco employers to use the job order and placement service through Career Central as well.

"2010 will be an exciting year for economic and workforce development," says Sean Malott, account executive of PEDC.

PEDC is continuing to work on numerous projects, including, expansions of its workforce section of the website, assertively perusing state funded grants and training opportunities and it will also be improving their marketing efforts in supplying the Pasco business community with better services.

Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Sean Malott, Pasco Economic Development Council

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