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Department of Economic Opportunity

Workforce Services

What is the purpose of the division?

The Division of Workforce Services partners with CareerSource Florida and the state's 24 Local Workforce Development Boards to strengthen Florida's business climate by supporting employers and helping Floridians gain employment, remain employed, and advance their careers. The division administers the Reemployment Assistance and Workforce Development programs.

What are the services of the division?

The division's services include
  • providing support functions to the workforce development system, including dissemination of workforce program information, guidance, training, and technical assistance; program monitoring; state and federal performance reporting; management of workforce contracts, grants and financial systems; data tracking; and emergency operations;
  • implementing the state's reemployment assistance program pursuant to state and federal law; and
  • maintaining labor market information.

How are these activities funded?

Fiscal Year: 2020-21
Fund Dollars Positions
PROGRAM: WORKFORCE SERVICES
CAREERSOURCE FLORIDA
22,286,459
.00
REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE APPEALS COMMISSION
3,876,328
33.50
REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
95,566,752
478.00
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
323,083,530
587.50
TOTAL
444,813,069
1,099.00

Updates

CareerSource Florida role. Chapter 2020-30, Laws of Florida, replaces CareerSource Florida, Inc., with the state board or department in provisions relating to the implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

Agency Review - Enterprise Florida, Inc., and Department of Economic Opportunity, Report 16-09, December 2016
Florida Economic Development Program Evaluations - Year 3, Report 15-11, November 2015

Where can I get more information?

Other Reports
Agency Reports, Department of Economic Opportunity
Websites of Interest
U.S. Department of Labor
Performance Information


Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan.

What are the applicable statutes?

Chapters 443 and 445, and s. 20.60, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Workforce Services Programs, General Information 1-866-352-2345

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