WorkNet services benefit workers and employers
Job seekers and employers can benefit from WorkNet Pinellas, a public-private partnership with career centers for the unemployed, from entry-level to high-skill/high-demand positions. It offers job placement and training, temporary cash assistance, help filling out unemployment insurance claims, and support services such as subsidized child care and transportation. Employers can get tax credits, prescreened applicants and access to labor market information. Call (727) 524-4344 or visit worknetpinellas.org.
Business assistance program available
Pinellas County Economic Development has started a Business Assistance Partnership program with many municipalities and chambers of commerce to help businesses and provide avenues for new ventures to flourish. Contact Julie Roberts, (727) 544-4777, at the Pinellas Park/Gateway chamber and Gretchen Cain, (727) 392-3245, at the Seminole chamber.
New event stresses health, going green
The Gulfport Merchants Association is adding a new event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every fourth Saturday Beach Boulevard. The theme will be health, wellness, natural products and going green. Contact Leslie Gilchrist at (727) 439-1485 if you want to be a vendor Dec. 27. Download vendor forms at www.gulfportma.com.
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