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CareerSource opens new office

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By Lori Prevatt, Citizen Correspondent

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion staff cut the ribbon and held an open house Feb. 22 at its new center at 2175 NW 11th Dr., in the Walmart Supercenter (Suwanee Plaza) off North Young Boulevard.

The Levy County Career Center opened to the public in December 2017 to better serve businesses and candidates. The office was formerly located at the Old Post Office located behind the Levy County Tax Collector's Office.

About 30 guests were present for the Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at noon. Among the guests were business participants that collaborate with the CareerSource employees, CareerSource board members and Chiefland Chamber of Commerce members.

CareerSource staff all agree that moving to the new location will be greatly beneficial for the community. Moving to the center location makes career services more accessible to the public.

“We moved to a more central location because the college is down the road and this is a much better place to provide services to residents,” said CEO of the Career Source Center Rusty Skinner Jr.

The building also provides more workspace to clients and businesses.

“We wanted to expand our computer work area. We have more computers available for clients to do resume work, job searches and benefit assistance work,” said Career and Business Services Director Brenda Chrisman.

Career Center Manager Cindy LeCouris said clients can access these services from home, but many prefer to work at the center to use the high-speed internet service.

“There is also a large conference area businesses can access, a study lab, and a scanner that clients can use to send documents directly to the Florida Department of Children and Family Services,” LeCouris said. “You can also make appointments with a career counselor if you need additional assistance with finding employment.”

The Career Source Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CareerSource has the resources available to assist with finding employment or changing careers.