$5 Millon Awarded to FloridaWorks

The Department of Labor recently awarded $5 million to FloridaWorks, which can be implemented during the next four years. The award allows for the creation of a new program in which FloridaWorks will partner with local businesses to provide on-the-job-training opportunities through a new Healthcare and Biomanufactoring Occupations Training Program.

HBOT encourages employers to hire and train regional talent for the employer’s specific needs, and the funding for this program comes from H1B visa fees collected from employers hiring foreign workers.

It is estimated that more than 200 jobs will be created, and the program requires employers to retain the employed after the HBOT-funded OJT period ends.

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