• Workforce Connection has Monster calendar in November

    November promises to be a monster month for job seekers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties with Workforce Connection offering nearly 80 free workshops and recruiting events, including a Monster.com Power Seeker Workshop to help college and VoTech students put the “hire” in “higher education” and a Fall Career Fair featuring 17 local employers.

  • Business Council to meet

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, at  9 a.m. at the Workforce Connection Levy Resource Center, 109 N.W. 3rd Ave., Chiefland.

       The board will discuss economic development projects it is working on, and the executive director gives a progress report on activities and accomplishments.   Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting can be placed on the agenda, by calling Dave Pieklick, NCBDC executive director, at 352-493-6797 or email at director@naturecoast.org.

  • Workforce warns jobseekers about employment scams

    Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties cautions jobseekers to be alert for scammers usurping the names of legitimate businesses and organizations to take advantage of those looking for work.

  • Web chat offers tips for women going in business

    Women interested in starting or expanding a small business can find help and advice from a U.S. Small Business Administration series of four web chats during October, which is also National Women’s Small Business Month.   

    The weekly web chat series will feature experts who will give advice to women on how to put together business plans, navigate the challenges of entering competitive markets, and establish the foundation for a successful, profitable enterprise.

    Here’s a list of the web chats, and the corresponding links:

  • Dixie Music Center to Celebrate 21 Years

    Dixie Music Center is to observe the 21-year milestone of serving the Tri-County Area with its annual music festival and celebration on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event, which has run 11 years in a row, starts at 9:30 a.m. and wraps up at about 5 p.m. The event is free.

  • Floridians push to raise federal minimum wage

    By Stephanie Carroll Carson
    Florida news Connection

  • Progress Energy warns customers of bill-payment scam

    ST. PETERSBURG – Progress Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, is urging customers be on alert for a new utility bill payment scam affecting customers across the country.
    Under the scam, customers are receiving a call informing them their electric service is scheduled for immediate disconnection and they should make a payment by purchasing a “Green Dot Pak” card at a local drug or convenience store. Progress Energy has received reports of customers who have been contacted about this scam in both its Carolinas and Florida service territories.

  • New member for Chamber

    Dr. Bennitt Patterson welcomes new member Renate Smith, owner of Point of View Antiques, to the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce at the July 27 meeting. Point of View is located at 17452 U.S. Highway 19 North in Fanning Springs.

  • Workforce wants to be used by businesses

    Workforce Connection wants businesses to use it. All they want. Anytime.
    And the best part of the offer is that the career agency's services are free.
    That's the message brought to business owners attending the July 27 meeting of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce by Linda Keyton, Human Resources Recruitment Specialist with Workforce Connection's Chiefland office.
    Keyton assured business owners and managers, “Everything we do is free.”

  • Levy County unemployment rate inches up

    Unemployment in Levy County in June was up to 9.7 percent up 0.6 percent from May, according to Workforce Connection, the state's regional career agency for Levy, Marion and Citrus counties. But the small dip is nothing new as the state has a summertime dip in employment rates, according to employment officials. And the good news is that it is lower than the same time last year when it was 11.7 and in June 2010 when it was 12.1 percent.