September 2021

"Your Guide to Business and Employment Opportunities"
CareerSource South Florida Partners with
REEF Technology to Hire More than
1,000 Employees in the Miami Area
CareerSource South Florida joined Miami-Dade County, The City of Miami and area service organizations to launch the REEF Technology NBRHD Career Initiative. This initiative is an umbrella program that works with local government, community service organizations and workforce organizations to hire, train and retain talent from traditionally underserved communities. 

The REEF Technology NBRHD Career Initiative has set a goal to hire over 1,000 employees in the Miami area. Some of these jobs include opportunities in retail, food prep, transportation and warehousing.  CareerSource South Florida is proud to join organizations like Camillus House, Chapman Partnership, Miami Community Ventures, Miami-Dade College, Lotus House, Fruits of Charity and LEAP in support of this initiative.

Founded in the City of Miami, REEF Technology transforms under-utilized urban spaces into neighborhood hubs that connect people to locally curated goods and services.  REEF was established in 2013 and has grown to include a system of 4,500 locations making it the largest operator of logistics hubs and neighborhood kitchens in the United States and Canada with a growing presence in Europe.

“This program checks all of my boxes,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “It delivers innovation, recreation, well-paying jobs and opportunities to get ahead and start a better life. I am excited about this project.”

Philippe Saint-Just, REEF Co-Founder describes the hub located at 1420 SW 1st Ave. in Miami as a job creation site. This is one of 18 locations in focused on local workforce development. 

“As the City of Miami continues to establish itself as one of the country’s leading innovative hubs, initiatives like this and partnerships with companies like REEF Technology are making us the most competitive city in the world,” said City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

REEF Technology is actively recruiting to fill open positions. On September 3, 2021 they joined CareerSource South Florida as a participating employer in the Orange Blossom Classic Job Fair. On Friday September 23rd and 24th, REEF Technology continued recruitment activities at their Brickell location for line cooks, and kitchen supervisors. Other REEF job opportunities in the Miami area include: Leadership Recruiting Coordinator, Product Manager, Networking Engineer, Merchandising Category Manager, Valet Attendant, Corporate Communications Director and much more!

For more information about how CareerSource South Florida can connect you with these opportunities please visit: https://careers.reeftechnology.com/career-source
CareerSource South Florida Hosts Job Fairs During the Month of September to
Help Job Seekers Find Success!
From left to right: Gloria Fonseca of Fonsis LLC
and Leona Newton during an
on-the-spot interview at OBC Job Fair
From left to right: Ulises Hernandez interviews with
a representative from the Conlan Company during
a recent job fair at the Opa-Locka Arts
and Recreation Center
On September 3, 2021, CareerSource South Florida welcomed employers and job seekers to the 2021 Orange Blossom Classic Job Fair held at the Hard Rock Stadium. Human Resources representatives from Miami-Dade County, major private industry employers and non-profits were on site to interview potential job candidates. 

Partner agencies like Miami Community Ventures and Head Start helped to make the job fair a success by providing transportation for parents to take advantage of this opportunity. Leona Newton who interviewed with Fonsis LLC, and Tynisha Gilbert who interviewed with Centerplate were both hired on the spot!

On Wednesday, September 15th, the City of Opa-Locka along with the Opa-Locka CDC hosted a Construction Industry job fair in partnership with CareerSource South Florida to recruit workers to build the future Ironwood Commerce Center.  CareerSource South Florida invited job seekers to the Opa-Locka Arts and Recreation Center for an opportunity to interview on-the-spot! Participating employers included The Conlan Company, Randall Tilt Structures and Hypower. 

A Recruitment event was also held at the CareerSource South Florida Northside Center on September 16th for Jackson Memorial Perdue Medical Center.  Available positions included Cook 1, Dietitian, Finance Specialist, Nutritional Assistant and more. 

“I would highly recommend that a jobseeker attend job fairs to look at the different employers and employment opportunities,” said Kathy Horton, HR Manager for the Miami-Dade County Recruitment and Internal Placement Office during the Orange Blossom Classic job fair. “These events allow you to explore skill sets and pair them with companies that might have the opportunities that you are looking for.”

For more information on future job fairs and recruitment events, follow CareerSource South Florida on Twitter and Instagram at or visit us online at www.CareerSourcesfl.com.
Surfside Small Business Recovery Fund

The Surfside community continues to recover from the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South on June 24. While nothing compares to the loss of human life, part of the indirect damage this horrific event has caused is with the local economy in the area. Small businesses in Surfside affected through no fault of their own are seeking our help. As the champion for the business community, the Greater Miami Chamber, in partnership with the South Florida Progress Foundation, has set up a fund to help businesses who have been impacted by this unexpected tragedy.

Contributions to the Surfside Small Business Recovery Fund will help small family-owned businesses, independent restaurants and retail establishments recover from the business operating losses they have experienced.

Throughout this difficult time, many of these businesses have opened their doors and services to first responders, families of those affected, and community members. As streets remain closed in the area and many of these businesses are still struggling to recover from coronavirus loses, this disaster has caused even more unexpected economic hardship. If you wish to donate to help these small businesses that may be hurting, please click the link below.
 

CSSF is Committed to Improving Services and Linkages between the
Local Workforce Investment System and Employers
With the onset of COVID-19, local businesses faced immense challenges and turned not only to CareerSource South Florida but in large numbers to local chambers, colleges and service organization for assistance and guidance. As a result, CSSF works with these community partners to provide technical assistance which is in line with CSSF’s mandate to improve services and linkages between the local workforce investment system and employers in the local area.
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CareerSource South Florida is a public-private partnership that establishes state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. CareerSource South Florida provides high quality, customized employment and training solutions to workers and employers in support of economic development. Services are available to everyone at no cost through a network of centers located throughout the region. For more information on CareerSource South Florida, including valuable resources for businesses and job seekers, please visit www.careersourcesfl.com or call 305-594-7615.
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