Entries by Mireya Eavey

Business Organizations Seek to Connect Displaced Workers with Job Openings During Pandemic

Business organizations in Manatee and Sarasota counties have joined forces to connect displaced workers with employers who need to fill staffing demands brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Employers can post jobs and workers can search for them at JobFocus.com, a service hosted by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. Additional partners are Bradenton Area Economic Development […]

CareerEdge Partners With Technical Colleges To Launch Student Internship Program While Schools Remain Closed

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s CareerEdge workforce initiative, is partnering with Suncoast Technical College to place their full-time trades students, who are only months away from graduation, in paid internships to gain hands-on skills, course credit and a paycheck while schools are closed.  “We are in unprecedented times. Working with the technical colleges, we […]

Sarasota-Manatee job growth outpaces US

Florida is creating one of every 10 new jobs in nation, economist says. Parrish spoke to members of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce at a “Where are the jobs?” session at the Carlisle Inn. Also speaking, remotely from California, was Chris Benner, professor of environmental studies and sociology at the University of California, was […]

Co-Invest for impact building a stronger community

At the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, we catalyze our network to co-invest in a set of integrated solutions that enable workers, employers, and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote good jobs and invest in equitable outcomes. By using a co-investment model that leverages both private and public funding, our network of communities have […]

Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Heads to DC to Present Business Owners’ Priorities for Workforce

Mireya Eavey of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Jennifer Behrens of the Atlantic Mold and Machining Corp trekked their way North this week, to present the collective concerns of local business owners, nonprofit founders, and other representatives of Sarasota’s managerial class regarding what they see as long developing cracks in our community’s workforce. Read more

CareerEdge Develops Talent Recruitment Tools for Insurance Industry

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, the workforce development initiative of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, recently launched a 15 insurance video series as part of a larger insurance industry talent recruitment campaign. The videos, which feature firsthand accounts of the diverse career opportunities found in the insurance industry, were created in response to a skill gap study […]

How to make a quality impact on someone’s life

The Starfish Story One day a man was walking along the beach when he notices a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up, and the tide is going out. […]