Create Your Customized Workforce
Workforce development is a top priority in Sarasota County. Local and state governments understand the importance of providing help with worker recruitment, relocation and training.
Suncoast Workforce is the regional division of the state’s workforce system working with both Sarasota and Manatee counties. The agency provides businesses access to a host of workforce-related services at no cost. Workforce training grants help businesses cover some costs of upgrading employee skills. In addition, Suncoast Workforce offers recruiting and employee screening to employers looking to hire.
Companies may post job openings and review resumes online through a free job and resume database. Let a program specialist help you apply for training grants, promote job fairs, and work with local schools and colleges to find interns and entry-level employees.
Grants for standard and customized training for employees of new or expanding businesses are available to companies that meet certain criteria. Availability of funds and application requirements vary. Our knowledgeable team will connect you with the right resources to facilitate your training needs.
CareerEdge is a funder’s collaborative serving Sarasota and Manatee counties offering creative solutions to benefit both employees and employers. CareerEdge takes an industry sector approach, establishing partnerships to fund, expand, and create system changes around workforce development in sectors such as healthcare and manufacturing. This independent collaborative is unrestricted by the regulations that often encumber traditional government organizations, enabling quick and creative response to workforce and training needs of companies. CareerEdge is part of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and is the only collaborative in Florida. www.careeredgefunders.org
For more information on workforce development services, please refer to our Business Services Guide.