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Finding the Perfect Candidate for the Job

October 26, 2016


As business owners and operators, you already know that an improving economy and tightening job market combine to make it a bit more challenging to find the right candidates for your job openings. What you may not know is that CareerSource Gulf Coast is here to support your hiring efforts.


CareerSource Gulf Coast is one of 24 regional boards in the state working toward a single goal: Developing employment matches for job seekers and employers. Because we are involved with the local business community, we know many of the challenges facing area businesses. We know, too, that talented people are the heart of your business. All things considered, we can save you time and money, while providing you the best employment candidates for your team. That's what we bring to the table in Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties. 


We offer a team of talented workforce professionals to help employers access local and state labor market data, host recruiting events, identify top talent in your industry and provide information about the average starting wages for occupations in our region. Our workforce professionals are readily available across the region, and we have a proven track record in connecting employers to the best candidates for any given position. Whether you’re interested in hosting a hiring event, need a place to interview candidates, or just want to learn more about the job market – we’re happy to help with our broad array of no-cost services.


At CareerSource Gulf Coast, jobs are our business. It's more than that, really. Our workforce professionals, with years of training and unmatched local insight, are leaders in the State of Florida at producing best fits for businesses and employment candidates. These are among our top recruitment strategies, all aimed at saving you time and money while finding the right candidate for your position: 

Advertising/Job Posting – Reach thousands of local, state and regional job seekers through our online job postings.

Candidate Searches – With our job seeker database and thousands of social media contacts, we can assist in locating and recruiting candidates by skills and/or experience.

Mass Recruitment/Hiring Events – We are happy to organize a hiring event or job fair specifically for your business. In addition, you may choose to participate in one of the community-wide job fair events that we host annually.


Two great opportunities for meeting new candidates arrive early next year. The 30th Annual Bay County Job Fair is set for Friday, Feb. 10, at Haney Technical Center. Employer registrations are now open – and this event fills fast. Get all the details now at Also, mark your calendars for one of our biggest employment events of the year: The 2017 Career Expo. This event is targeted to resume-ready career professionals. Watch for upcoming announcements regarding the Expo, set for April 12 at the Holley Academic Center on the campus of FSU Panama City.


Stop in, call us, or visit our website. Search CareerSource Gulf Coast on Facebook. No matter how you choose to connect, we'll be here to serve you. The CareerSource Gulf Coast Job Center in Panama City is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and you can reach us via email at or by phone at 850-872-4340, ext. 100. 


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