News & Announcements

Homeless Veterans Receive Resources at 14th Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down Event

Nov 05, 2021

Organizations from across the community pulled together to help our area’s homeless veterans. On Friday, November 5, CareerSource Gulf Coast led the effort, hosting the 14th Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Marks 25 Service Years: Program Participants, Service Providers, Staff Lauded at Annual Meeting

Oct 20, 2021

The Board of CareerSource Gulf Coast gathered to mark 25 years of service by the local organization at its annual luncheon, with more than 50 attendees, including Board members, key service providers, program participants, and workforce staff throughout the region.

All CareerSource Gulf Coast offices will be closed on Monday 8/16/21

Aug 15, 2021

All of the CareerSource Gulf Coast offices will be closed on Monday, August 16th, 2021 due to inclement weather.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Partners with NWF Health Network to Host Resource Workshop for Foster Care Youth

Jul 27, 2021

CareerSource Gulf Coast and Northwest Florida Health Network came together on Tuesday, July 20, to host a Resource Workshop for current and former foster care youth.

Bay County Board of County Commissioners Appoint New CareerSource Gulf Coast Board Members

Jul 01, 2021

Rebekah Vassar and Shelley Scarborough were selected as the newest members of the CareerSource Gulf Coast board by the Bay County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)—Vassar on February 17, 2021, and Scarborough on April 20, 2021.

Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Appoint New CareerSource Gulf Coast Board Members

Jun 25, 2021

Aaron Little and Christian Johnson were selected as the newest members of the CareerSource Gulf Coast Board by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)—Little on February 22, 2021, and Johnson on March 23, 2021.

Unemployment Rate for Gulf Coast Region Decreases Slightly in May

Jun 24, 2021

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 4.2 percent in May 2021. This rate is 6.5 percentage points lower than the region's year-ago rate of 10.7 percent. The region's May unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the state rate of 5.0 percent. The labor force was 98,696, up 7,395 (+8.1) over the year. There were 4,128 unemployed residents in the region.

Unemployment Rate for Gulf Coast Region Remains Lower than State and Nation

May 27, 2021

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 4.4 percent in April 2021. This rate is 8.9 percentage points lower than the region's year-ago rate of 13.3 percent. The region's April unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the state rate of 5.1 percent. The labor force was 97,140, up 9,486 (+10.8) over the year. There were 4,277 unemployed residents in the region.

CareerSource Gulf Coast to Return to Full-Scale Operations

Apr 15, 2021

On Monday, April 19, all CareerSource Gulf Coast offices will return to full-scale operations, meaning customers will no longer need an appointment to visit CareerSource Gulf Coast locations.

Unemployment Rate for Gulf Coast Region Decreases in February

Mar 31, 2021

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 3.7 percent in February 2021.

The Arc of the Bay Graduates Third Class of Culinary Institute Students on Friday, December 4, 2020.

Dec 04, 2020

The Arc of the Bay graduated its third class of six Culinary Institute students on Friday, December 4, 2020.

CareerSource Gulf Coast and Partners Prepare for 13th Annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down Event

Oct 09, 2020

The date has been set. On Friday, November 13, the 13th Annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down will take place at Gulf Coast State College’s Student Union East Building.

CareerSource Gulf Coast and The Rotary Club of Panama City Beach Host Another Successful Mobile Food Distribution

Sep 24, 2020

CareerSource Gulf Coast partnered with The Rotary Club of Panama City Beach again on Tuesday, September 22, to provide food to over 330 families in Bay County.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Hosts Second Food Distribution with The Rotary Club of Panama City Beach & Saint Dominic Catholic Church

Aug 24, 2020

CareerSource Gulf Coast partnered with The Rotary Club of Panama City Beach and Saint Dominic Catholic Church again on Tuesday, August 18, to provide food to over 345 families in Bay County.

The Arc of the Bay Graduates Second Class of Culinary Institute Students

Jul 28, 2020

The Arc of the Bay graduated its second class of six Culinary Institute students on Sunday, July 26.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Hosts Food Distribution with The Rotary Club of Panama City Beach and Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church

Jul 22, 2020

CareerSource Gulf Coast partnered with The Rotary Club of Panama City Beach and Saint Dominic Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 21, to provide food to over 140 families in Bay County.

Franklin County Board of County Commissioners Appoints New Board Member

Jul 10, 2020

Elinor Mount-Simmons was appointed to the CareerSource Gulf Coast Board by the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Thursday, July 7, 2020.

CareerSource Gulf Coast to Resume In-Person Appointments

May 29, 2020

As of Monday, June 1, all CareerSource Gulf Coast locations will resume in-person appointments.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Hosts Food Distribution with Saint Dominic Catholic Church

May 19, 2020

CareerSource Gulf Coast partnered with Saint Dominic Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 19, to provide food to over 275 families in Bay County.

Summer Program Cancelled for Port St. Joe due to COVID-19

May 14, 2020

CareerSource Gulf Coast made the tough decision to cancel the Port St. Joe Summer Program for 2020.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Hosts Food Distribution with A Hand Up International

May 06, 2020

CareerSource Gulf Coast partnered with A Hand Up International on Wednesday, May 6, to provide food to over 350 families in Bay County.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Closing Office Locations to the Public

Apr 15, 2020

CareerSource Gulf Coast has been closely monitoring COVID-19, taking precautionary measures to keep our staff members and customers safe. As of Friday, April 17, all locations in Bay and Franklin Counties will be closed to the public until further notice.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Updates Procedures in Response to COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020

CareerSource Gulf Coast has been closely monitoring COVID-19, taking precautionary measures to keep our staff members and customers safe.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Job Center Celebrates Grand Reopening this Week

Mar 13, 2020

This week called for celebration at the CareerSource Gulf Coast Job Center.

Career & Internship Fair a Success

Mar 06, 2020

The Career & Internship Fair was held on Wednesday, March 4, from 4 pm-7 pm. Over 150 job seekers and students came to the FSU Panama City Holley Center to meet with area employers and get a free professional headshot.

National Association of Workforce Board Holds National Convening in Bay County

Jan 16, 2020

Bay County was the meeting place for the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) National Convening last week.

NEW Career & Internship Fair Coming March 2020

Jan 13, 2020

CareerSource Gulf Coast has joined with FSU Panama City and Gulf Coast State College to host the inaugural Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 4-7 pm at the FSU Panama City Holley Academic Center.

Local Woman is Recognized as a Hero for Saving the Life of a Coworker

Oct 29, 2019

Gabby Anthony of Panama City, was awarded the “City Hall Hero Award” on October 22.

Mobile Food Distribution Scheduled on Hurricane Michael Anniversary

Oct 10, 2019

On Thursday, October 10, CareerSource Gulf Coast and Second Harvest of the Big Bend will hold a mobile food distribution in Port St. Joe at the CareerSource Gulf Coast Community Resource Center at 401 Peters Street.

Homeless Veterans Receive Resources at 12th Annual Stand Down Event

Sep 28, 2019

Each September, organizations from across the community pull together to help our area’s homeless veterans. On Thursday, September 26, CareerSource Gulf Coast led the effort to help, hosting the 12th Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down.

Scholarships Available for Industrial Pipefitter Program

Sep 25, 2019

CareerSource Gulf Coast is offering scholarships to eligible students enrolled in Haney Technical Center’s Industrial Pipefitter Program. The scholarships will cover the costs of books, tuition, and supplies for the program.

Eva Woods Receives Workforce Champion Award for the Region

Sep 17, 2019

The Florida Workforce Development Association recognized Eva Woods as the region’s Workforce Professional Champion at the statewide Workforce Professional Development Summit on September 12.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion Staff Named Hurricane Michael Heroes

Jun 12, 2019

The CareerSource Citrus Levy board was thanked today as staff were recognized as Hurricane Michael Heroes by CareerSource Gulf Coast.

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton Staff Named Hurricane Michael Heroes

Jun 05, 2019

The CareerSource Okaloosa Walton board was thanked today as staff were recognized as Hurricane Michael Heroes by CareerSource Gulf Coast.

CareerSource Florida and the Department of Economic Opportunity Named Hurricane Michael Heroes

May 23, 2019

CareerSource Florida and the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) were recognized as Hurricane Michael Heroes by CareerSource Gulf Coast and CareerSource Chipola last week.

2nd Annual Franklin County Job Fair

May 01, 2019

The 2nd Annual Franklin County Job Fair is set for Wednesday, May 1, at CareerSource Gulf Coast’s Apalachicola Office at 1 Bay Avenue.

CareerSource Gulf Coast Helps Bay County Suit Up

Apr 27, 2019

CareerSource Gulf Coast was able to provide job seekers a unique opportunity: free suits and professional attire.