Entries by Mireya Eavey

CareerEdge makes gains in workforce development – Knight Foundation

In 2009, with unemployment in the Manatee-Sarasota region climbing toward 13%, Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation gave $1 million toward creating a privately funded workforce-development agency called CareerEdge. The idea was to see if a privately funded agency, unencumbered by state or federal bureaucracies, could have an impact on both the supply […]

CareerEdge makes gains in workforce development – Florida Trend

In 2009, with unemployment in the Manatee-Sarasota region climbing toward 13%, Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation gave $1 million toward creating a privately funded workforce-development agency called CareerEdge. The idea was to see if a privately funded agency, unencumbered by state or federal bureaucracies, could have an impact on both the supply […]

Analysis shows CareerEdge works

An independent analysis of the CareerEdge Funders Collaborative found the nonprofit workforce-development program is producing millions of dollars in new wages and economic impact for the Manatee-Sarasota region. Conducted by Urban Market Ventures, with data review by Capital Analytics, the analysis found that $1.54 million in investments by CareerEdge in 2011 and so far in […]

Manufacturers have chance to order up ideal employees

In August, Carl Langdon will celebrate 50 years working for the same business. He has a high school diploma, trade education in tool and die work, professional training in engineering design and was largely self-taught in much of the technology at KHS Bartelt USA. Langdon was hired in 1962 as an electrician, wiring packaging machines […]

Rise of manufacturing bodes well for Manatee County

Friday’s unemployment report underscores the rising star of Manatee County’s economic development – manufacturing. With a 3.1 percent growth rate in that sector of the job market, Manatee topped the overall statewide number. That growth should continue with the ongoing success of the Manatee Economic Development Corp., which so far this year helped five manufacturers […]

CareerEdge Generates Millions in New Wages for Manatee-Sarasota

MANATEE-SARASOTA, FL (May 4, 2012) – An independent analysis of the CareerEdge Funders Collaborative finds that the nonprofit workforce-development program is producing millions of dollars in new wages and economic impact for the Manatee-Sarasota region.  The April 2012 analysis also documents why the organization’s innovative approach could serve as a high-impact, cost-effective workforce-training model for […]

CareerEdge Generates Millions in New Wages

An independent analysis of the CareerEdge Funders Collaborative finds that the nonprofit workforce-development program is producing millions of dollars in new wages and economic impact for the Manatee-Sarasota region.  The April 2012 analysis also documents why the organization’s innovative approach could serve as a high-impact, cost-effective workforce-training model for the rest of Florida. Conducted by […]

Health Firm Moves To Sarasota From Venice

The parent company of Venice Regional Medical center will move its offices from Venice to Sarasota as part of an expansion for the company. Health Management Associates Inc.’s move is expected to help keep 148 jobs and add 217 positions during the next two years, according to Mark Huey, president and CEO of the Economic […]

Big hospital chain to employ up to 300 in Sarasota billing center

SARASOTA COUNTY – The corporate owner of Venice Regional Medical Center and other regional hospitals is establishing a centralized billing and collection center in Southwest Florida that could employ as many as 300 in coming years. Officials managing the center — to be housed in the former Arthur Andersen complex off Fruitville Road — hope […]