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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez launches the Employ Miami-Dade Initiative


(MIAMI, December 15, 2014) – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, along with Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, CareerSource South Florida, the Neighbors and Neighbors Association, Associated Builders & Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter and OneUnited Bank launched the Employ Miami-Dade Initiative during a news conference on Monday, December 15, 2014, before a standing room only crowd of more than 300 residents.

Employ Miami-Dade is an initiative introduced and led by Mayor Gimenez to come up with innovative ways to bridge the divide between industry and job seekers. Mayor Gimenez has partnered with the business community, CareerSource South Florida, the Neighbors and Neighbors Association, Associated Builders & Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter, the Circle of Brotherhood and others, address unemployment and offering skills training in areas throughout Miami-Dade County that need assistance.

Employ Miami-Dade has three goals:

  1. Connect employers with potential workers.
  2. Provide the skills training necessary to prepare our residents to enter the workforce.
  3. Ensure that Miami-Dade residents are first in line to be considered for jobs.

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, made a $10,000 donation to the Employ Miami-Dade Initiative.

“Job creation and the development of our local talent are issues that are of the utmost importance to my administration. Miami-Dade County leads the state in job creation, but too many in our community have been left behind,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Employ Miami-Dade will ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to benefit from our overall prosperity by seeking out County residents who need jobs and equipping them with the skills and training that the private sector is looking for.”