WorkSource, is a federally funded, nonprofit agency working with the State of Florida and many community partners to provide you with job preparation services free of charge.  WorkSource has partnered with Employ Florida, Florida's official online portal for virtual job-matching services, to help you search from hundreds of jobs available in your area.

Ready4Work is a nationally recognized program assisting ex-offenders with re-entry into the community and workforce, effectively leading participants toward a productive life. Operating with a four-pronged approach; case management, life-coaching, job training and job placement assistance, Ready4Work motivates and moves individuals to become productive, responsible citizens within the community.

EmployFlorida links all of Florida's state and local workforce services and resources. The partners are Workforce Florida, the state policy and oversight board, and the Department of Economic Opportunity, the state agency which administers workforce funds. At the local level, there are 24 regional workforce boards that administer more than 80 ", one-stop centers." The Employ Florida toll free number is 1-866-FLA-2345. Visit

YouthBuild is a comprehensive youth and development program that simultaneously addresses a variety of core issues facing low-income communities.  YouthBuild provides GED instruction, job readiness, job placement, on-site counseling, life skills, behavior management and construction skills available for participants.  The program creates an environment that motivates incarcerated male youth ages 16-24 and gives them the oppotunity to succeed.  The program has also enhanced the mayor's policy to provide better living situations for Jacksonville's low income residents especially in the Intensive Care Neighborhoods.  We proudly have been recognized nationally as a best practice model and a winner of the city's highest honor in the Volunteer Service, the "Heart of the City Award".  
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State City of Jacksonville, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), offers individuals and employers the certification and refresher courses needed to stay in compliance with OSHA regulations.  Courses are conveniently offered onsite or at Florida State College at Jacksonville facilities.  The Jacksonville Brownfields Job Training Program provides free environmental job training to eligible participants that will facilitate the creation of employment in brownfields site remediation and other environmental and green industrial jobs.  Upon completion of this training, employment is mandatory for at least one year.  The training program is offered at the Florida State College at Jacksonville's Urban Resource Center.  For more information, please contact Pamela Scherer at (904) 633-5933 or or visit the website at

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For more information regarding the Section 3 Program please email or call Reggie Walker , 255-8206.

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