Workforce Alliance Has Over 700 Job Openings at Employer Sites in Palm Beach County

Jun 01, 2010, 17:27 ET from Workforce Alliance

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workforce Alliance, Inc., the Palm Beach County workforce organization, has openings for over 700 unfilled jobs in professional, trade, and administrative positions with employers in Palm Beach County.  The jobs are funded by the statewide "Florida Back to Work" program and are open to County residents who meet the federal eligibility guidelines.  

Eligible job seekers are individuals whose households have a total income below 200 percent of the "Federal Poverty Level" for the last thirty days, and also have at least one dependent child under the age of 18, or 19 if attending school, living in the household.  

Kathryn Schmidt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Alliance, said, "Those who wish to make application for one of the positions must first attend an orientation at one of the Workforce Alliance Career Centers.  Each Center is holding 'Florida Back to Work' orientations Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m.  The staff will ask each person for documentation to establish eligibility, and those meeting the criteria will be assessed for experience and skills prior to being referred to an appropriate employer."

The required documentation includes a Florida Driver's License or ID, social security card, proof of income (for the previous 30 days), and documentation of dependent children.  In addition, applicants should bring a resume to the orientation so that Workforce Alliance can refer them to a suitable position.  

To meet the income guidelines, the household income for a family of four must be less than $3,675 per month.   The Workforce Alliance website has full details on eligibility for the program, including the "Federal Poverty Level" amounts for varied household sizes, and the locations and phone numbers of the three Workforce Alliance Career Centers.  

The jobs are funded by the State program through September 30, 2010, after which Workforce Alliance expects some of the employers to extend the jobs beyond that date on their own, without the federal funding.  Job titles of some of the vacancies include: IT technicians, certified teachers, tutors, nursing assistants, cooks, marketing, accounting support, office administrators, truck drivers, sign fabricators, and general and skilled laborers, such as electricians, carpenters, masons, and flooring, roofing, and plumbing specialists.

Workforce Alliance is the organization chartered by the State of Florida to develop, create and retain a quality workforce system in Palm Beach County and offers its professional services to all employers and job seekers in the County.  Through the "Florida Back to Work" program, it is fulfilling its mission by providing new jobs, helping invigorate the regional economy and helping local businesses remain fully competitive.  For information on all Workforce Alliance services for job seekers and employers, visit

SOURCE Workforce Alliance