By Chris Fish
BREVARD -- Brevard Workforce announced that it is changing its name to CareerSource Brevard, as part of a statewide initiative to improve awareness and access to services for job-seekers and businesses.
All 24 Florida Workforce agencies across the state will share one system name, which will allow a business or jobseeker to simply look for their local CareerSource office, officials said.
"More employers from around the state will have a better idea of the kinds of services and programs a workforce board offers," said Denise Biondi, director of communications for CareerSource Brevard.
Brevard Workforce was first incorporated in 1990, Ms. Biondi said, and only the name, logo and corporate colors for the organization are set to change.
"We like the name change and the new color palette that goes with it," she said. "It is upbeat, positive and refreshing."
The mission of CareerSource Brevard is to facilitate and be the catalyst for workforce development services that are responsive to the employment needs of Brevard County.
In addition, CareerSource Florida is a statewide network of career development professionals, who work directly for Florida employers to find, develop and keep qualified talent.
The organization also invests in programs to help businesses identify and cultivate the state's talent pool, so that prospective employees have the skills and experience that employers seek.
This statewide initiative is overseen by a board that consists of business, education and government leaders appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
Two members each are appointed by the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives.