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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Careersource South Florida launch the Ready-To-Work Program

(MIAMI, April 1, 2015) – Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and his administration have partnered with CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) in a Countywide effort to expand employment opportunities and enhance work-readiness skills through the Ready-To-Work Program. This partnership is part of the Mayor's Actively Investing in Miami-Dade (AIM) Initiative and is critical for the continued economic growth of the community.

The Program will provide young adults, ages 18-24, the opportunity to improve their work-readiness skills while earning income. It will offer exposure to a variety of occupations offering valuable on-the-job training and empowering participants with the skills necessary to secure future employment. CSSF will support the program’s wages by subsidizing up to 160 hours, which includes 20 hours of pre-employment skills training prior to their 140 hours of actual work experience. The participants will have an opportunity to earn $10.00 an hour with top-notch businesses in Miami-Dade County. 

“I look forward to this collaborative effort,” Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said. “Together, we can advance professional development in our youth who are choosing to make Miami-Dade County their home, now and in the future.”

If you are interested in joining the Ready-To-Work Program to make a difference in the local community, as a young adult participant, or an employer, register today online.

About the Actively Investing in Miami-Dade Initiative
In 2013, the AIM Initiative was launched, to provide world-class, hands-on internship and training opportunities to develop students’ marketable skills through relevant experiences guided by experts in their respective fields. The Initiative is also committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Our workforce is comprised of diverse backgrounds and experiences that promote a variety of well-rounded ideas rooted in the desire to help Miami-Dade County continue to succeed as one of the most desirable places to live and work in the country. Learn more about the AIM Initiative.

CareerSource South Florida is a public-private partnership and integral partner in Miami-Dade’s economic plan that initiates state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. CareerSource South Florida’s services and resources are available to everyone at no cost through a network of Centers located throughout the region.
For more information, including valuable resources for businesses and job seekers, please contact us at 305-594-7615 or visit our website.