Commitment to residents remains the same
By Dawn Krebs
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Helping residents of the Treasure Coast navigate through the sometimes-complex world of finding a job is what the staff at Workforce Solutions have been doing for years.
On June 6, Workforce Solutions employees helped their own coworkers when the company announced they were forced to lay off 16 employees.
Management at Workforce Solutions, a non-profit company, point to the recent budget cuts by the state as the primary reason.
"Like the other 23 regions, our budget was also impacted," said Richard Stetson, Workforce Solutions president and CEO. "The management team did everything possible to lessen the impact for our staff, but cuts were still necessary."
The state has 24 workforce board regions, all of which are facing severe cuts in funding.
At the Port St. Lucie location, 16 employees were laid off, including five permanent employees, two temporary staff and nine state employees whose positions were no longer funded.
The layoffs do not affect the services that Treasure Coast residents will continue to receive. The Workforce Solutions will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Port St. Lucie location at 584 N.W. University Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.
For more information about Workforce Solutions, call the office at (772) 408-1260 or go online to www.yourworkforcesolutions.com.