March 17, 2020 | Filed under: CSBD News
Article has been updated as of 3/25/20 at 1:13 p.m.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – March 17, 2020 – Amid growing concerns regarding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, CareerSource Broward has announced that it has temporarily closed its administrative office and three career centers located in Coconut Creek, Oakland Park and Hollywood effective March 17 until further notice.
All public events – including agency-related job fairs, onsite recruitments, workshops and community events – have also been postponed until further notice.
“Our main priority is the safety and well-being of both our customers and staff,” said Mason C. Jackson, President/CEO of CareerSource Broward. “To that end, we are offering a variety of convenient employment and business services that don’t require individuals to visit one of our career centers, while ensuring that appropriate measures are taken to limit face-to-face contact.”
In order to serve the immediate needs of job seekers, employers and the general public, center staff will continue to work remotely by leveraging technology to conduct and/or reschedule appointments, send and receive documentation and facilitate outreach to Broward County employers.
“Given that the situation with COVID-19 is changing rapidly, we understand that some of our customers may wish to limit public interactions as much as possible,” said Dr. Lisa Knowles, Chair of the Broward Workforce Development Board Inc. “We are proactively following and monitoring news regarding the coronavirus and will continue to assess the situation, as it relates to our agency’s response to this public health crisis.”
For additional information, including a phone listing to access remote services, as well as the latest updates related to available services, visit www.careersourcebroward.com/coronavirus and follow CareerSource Broward’s social media platforms. Customers with questions about unemployment benefits are asked to call 1 (800) 204-2418 or visit www.floridajobs.org.
About CareerSource Broward
CareerSource Broward (CSBD), the administrative entity of the Broward Workforce Development Board, is a federally-funded, locally controlled organization that provides innovative employment solutions and quality workforce services to businesses and individuals in Broward County. These services are delivered through three strategically located career centers, which provide individual assistance with Employ Florida, job placement services, career coaching and other employment-related needs. For more information, please visit www.careersourcebroward.com, facebook.com/CareerSourceBroward or follow @CareerSourceBD on Instagram and Twitter.