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**News & Information**


Request for Proposal

Florida Crown Workforce Board is looking for a P.E.O. organization to provide Human Resource services. Please see the FINAL RFP below and respond accordingly. This is the FINAL RFP; the previous version should be deleted.


The following schedule will be followed:

Request for Proposals Released:
10/8/13 Posted on the web and sent via email

Notice of Intent to submit a Proposal due to the FCWB: 10/10/13 @ 4:00 P.M. ET 1389 US Highway 90 West, Suite 170 Lake City, FL 32055

Last day for submission of inquiries:
10/10/13 @ 4:00 P.M. ET 1389 US Highway 90 West, Suite 170 Lake City, FL 32055

FCWB response to inquiries:
10/12/12 Responses will be posted on the web and sent via email

Proposals due:
10/15/13 @ 4:00 P.M. ET 1389 US Highway 90 West, Suite 170 Lake City, FL 32055

Initial opening of Proposals:
10/16/13 @ 9:00 A.M. ET 1389 US Highway 90 West, Suite 170 Lake City, FL 32055

Posting of awards:
10/17/13 - Posted on the web and sent via email

Updated - PEO Services FINAL RFP

PEO Services FINAL RFP

Inquiries and Responses

Florida Crown received one RFP package by the deadline of 4pm on 10/15/2013

The Selection Committe met and reviewed the package at 9:00am on 10/16/2013. The Committee determinded the package to be complete and intend to award to Landrum Professional Employer Services, Inc.


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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold a Board and Consortium meeting as shown below:

Date: October 22, 2013 (Tuesday)

Time/Place:
1:00 PM:
Florida Crown Workforce Board
(Administrative office)
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: The purpose of the Board/Consortium meeting is to review performance and approve the proposed FY 2013-14 revised budget..

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Roy Armstrong at 386-755-9026 X 3215.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


** The DRAFT PEO RFP is no longer available **

Request for Proposal

Florida Crown Workforce Board is looking for a P.E.O. organization to provide Human Resource services. Please see the DRAFT RFP below and respond accordingly. The FINAL RFP will be released on October 8, 2013.



Sitel Recruitment

We are hosting a Sitel Recruitment at the Lake City Mall on 7/24/2013 from 9-4

Please see the flier for more info.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold a Board and Consortium meeting as shown below:

Date: June 11, 2013 (Tuesday)

Time/Place:
1:00 PM:
Florida Crown Workforce Board
(Administrative office)
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: The purpose of the Board/Consortium meeting is to review performance and approve the proposed FY 2013-14 revised budget..

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Roy Armstrong at 386-755-9026 X 3215.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold a Personnel Committee meeting as shown below:

Date: May 16, 2013 (Thursday)

Time/Place:
12:00 PM:
Player’s Club
2888 W US Hwy 90,
Lake City, FL 32055


1:30 PM:
Florida Crown Workforce Board
(Administrative office)
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: The Personnel Committee will meet to discuss personnel issues.

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Jeannie Carr at 386-755-9026 X 3114.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


PUBLIC NOTICE

Florida Crown Workforce Board, Inc. is amending its 2012-2016 Local Workforce Services Plan for Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist and Union Counties to provide for the direct operation and delivery of certain services. The Plan Amendment will be available for review for 30 days beginning May 1, 2013 at www.floridacrown.org. Comments on the proposed change should be directed to rljones@flcrown.org


Florida Crown Job Opening

Executive Director

Florida Crown Workforce Board, Inc. (FCWB), Lake City, Florida is accepting applications for an Executive Director serving Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist and Union Counties. Must be or become a resident of one of these counties within 90 days of hire. Position is responsible for leadership, management, oversight and execution of all responsibilities related to federal and state workforce activities. Min. Exp: Masters degree in Business, Public Administration or related discipline. 5 years of experience required. Extra consideration given for workforce experience and to veterans. Salary: Minimum $55,000; negotiable based upon experience. Full benefit package available after 90-day probation. Successful applicant must pass background check and drug screening.

Refer to www.employflorida.com, Job Order #9767596.

See above for application.

Application, cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference (references will be contacted) must be sent to Anna Mendoza at almendoza@flcrown.org.

Deadline: 4/26/13. An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

FCWB reserves the right to withdraw this Job Opening at any time.


DEO RWB Overview
RWB Job Placement Report

Below is a link to the Monthly Management Report created by the Department of Economic Opportunity. This report is used to help gauge RWB performance statewide.

DEO Monthly Management Report


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

The Board of Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold the following meetings as shown below:
Date: May 8, 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 AM – Business Committee
9:30 AM – Career Committee
10:00 AM – Youth Committee
10:30 AM – Personnel Committee
11:00 AM – Executive Committee

Place: Florida Crown Workforce Board (Administrative office)
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: The Youth, Career and Business Committees will meet to develop short and long-term goals for 2013-2014. The Personnel Committee will meet to nominate candidates for interviews. The Executive Committee will meet to approve candidates for interviews.

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Jeannie Carr at 386-755-9026 X 3114.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold a Personnel Committee meeting as shown below:

Date: April 3, 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: Florida Crown Workforce Board (Administrative office)
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: The Personnel Committee will meet to discuss personnel issues.

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Jeannie Carr at 386-755-9026 X 3114.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold a Personnel Committee meeting as shown below:

Date: April 3, 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: Florida Crown Workforce Board (Administrative office)
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: The Executive Committee will meet to discuss personnel issues.

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Jeannie Carr at 386-755-9026 X 3114.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

The Board of Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold a Youth Committee/Youth Advisory Council meeting as shown below:

Date: March 12, 2013 (Tuesday)

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Florida Crown Workforce Board
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: The Youth Committee will meet to discuss details and determine processes for the award of our youth scholarships..

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Jeannie Carr at 386-755-9026 X 3114.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold a Board and Consortium Meeting as shown below:

Date: February 12, 2013 (Tuesday)

Time: Board/Consortium Meeting: 1:00 PM

Place:

Florida Crown Workforce Board (Administrative office)
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: The Board will meet to review and update the FY 12-13 Budget, performance, etc. The Consortium will meet to approve the proposed revised Budget and appoint Board members.

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Jeannie Carr at 386-755-9026 X 3150.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold Board and Consortium new member training as shown below:

Date: February 6, 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 AM

Place:

Florida Crown Workforce Board (Administrative office)
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: New Board and Consortium members will receive new member training.

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Jeannie Carr at 386-755-9026 X 3150.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Florida Crown Workforce Board will hold an Executive/Finance Committee meeting as shown below:

Date: January 29, 2013 (Tuesday)

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Florida Crown Workforce Board (Administrative office)
1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B
Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)

Purpose: The Executive/Finance Committee will meet to review issues for the upcoming Board/Consortium meeting, review the budget, and perform an internal control audit.

The public is invited to attend.

Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to comply with the “Government in the Sunshine Law”. All Florida Crown public meetings are listed on the Florida Crown web site at www.floridacrown.org.

Florida Crown Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Jeannie Carr at 386-755-9026 X 3114.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need to record the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


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Job Seeker Services

Florida Crown Workforce Board offers numerous services for jobseekers. We have a full service resource room which provides many services including computers for job searches, applying for jobs online, resume help and much, much more. Staff is available for assistance in sending your resume to employers, matching jobseekers' skills to job postings, and virtually any area you may need assistance in regarding job searches.

Florida Crown also offers programs such as Job Club for jobseeker skills improvement including resume writing and mock job interviews; and GED classes, providing assistance in high school equivalency attainment (please see the 'Programs' tab for more information).

Workforce & Job Search Links

Florida DEO Job Search Resources
These resources will help you research job openings, create a great resume, apply for jobs, and research labor market trends.

Florida School System Jobs
Search for a job with Florida's school system

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Search for law enforcement jobs

Florida Government Jobs
Jobs advertised by the State of Florida

Florida's People First
Jobs advertised by the State of Florida

CareerBuilder Job Bank
Search for jobs by industry, company, type and location

Career Web
A full-service, global recruitment center

Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM)
A powerful online labor market exchange tool specifically designed for employers, job seekers, students, training providers, workforce customer service representatives and professionals, and others seeking benefits and services

Get A Job
Online job searching and posting, list of search firms and more

GrooveJob.com
GrooveJob.com has thousands of part-time, hourly and summer jobs with retailers, restaurants, government and office jobs

Health Care Job Bank
Healthcare job listings throughout the United States

Job Hunt
Job Hunt provides you with a listing of useful Internet accessible job-search resources and services

Military Separation Job Bank
Career opportunities for separating United States military service members and veterans

Monster.com
Search worldwide for jobs, personalize career tolls and find employees

Senior Employment Job Bank
Search jobs for old workers, age 55 or older

Career Voyages
Explore career options, view the hottest occupations in the United States with the fastest growing rate and the most job openings

Job Corps
Training program for youth ages 16-24

One Stop Centers
Contact your local One Stop center for reemployment and career building services or your local Regional Workforce Board, which have direct oversight of the services offered in their areas

Senior Community Service Employment Program
Part-time employment program for low-income persons age 55 and over

Career Jet
Natiowide Jobsearch engine

Florida Crown Locations

 

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Florida Crown Workforce Board has three full-service One Stop offices to provide services for the following counties: Columbia, Dixie and Gilchrist. They two full-service centers are located in Lake City (Columbia County), Old Town (Dixie County) and Trenton (Gilchrist County). Job seekers and employers alike may call or go to either center, and receive any service you may require.

 

All of our centers provide a state-of-the-art resorce room available to the public to use in your job hunting needs.

 

 


Offices and Locations:

 

 

 

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Lake City

(386) 755-9026

The Florida Crown Lake City office is located in the Lake City Professional Plaza, 1389 US Hwy 90 W, Lake City Florida, 32055. We provide employers and job seekers alike full program services, and a state of the art resource room and digital access lab.




Lake City's Digital Access Lab

The Lake City One Stop offers a Digital Access Lab. The lab self-paced and one-on-one training in computer operations from beginners to specialized training.

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trenton office

Trenton

(352) 463-3677

The Florida Crown Trenton Office is located at 211-B SE 11th Street, Trenton, FL 32693, just east of downtown Trenton, off of SR 26. Services for employers and jobseekers are provided, as well as a full featured resource room providing job seekers in Gilchrist County all of the necessary tools to find gainful employment.





Trenton's Digital Access Lab

The Trenton office also offers a Digital Access Lab. The lab self-paced and one-on-one training in computer operations from beginners to specialized training.

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Employer Services Information



Images from our recent recruitment for S&S/Wendy's

From February 14, 2012

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Services for Employers:

Florida Crown offers numerous programs and services for employers. From job postings to job fairs, to employed worker training, Florida Crown has a fully staffed Employer Services Center to help new and established businesses get the services they need.

We provide incoming businesses with a packet of detailed information describing the services we provide and what resources are available to them in this region. Florida Crown provides in-kind services to many incoming businesses - which may include rent free offices, phone, fax and internet services and even employee screening.

Businesses we have helped:

  • New Millenium
  • Target
  • US Cold Storage
  • TJ Maxx
  • Big Lots

If you are an existing employer needing help with getting training for a few employees, where it's mandatory for them to keep their jobs, Employed Worker Training is available. If you are a new business to the area, trying to get a foothold in this region, Florida Crown can help you with that. If you have an opening in your company and need skilled workers, Florida Crown can help you with job postings, application collections and even potential employee screenings. Our Employers Service Center staff handles all of these services and more.

NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS: All U.S. employers are responsible for completion and retention of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens.

For More Information, Employers Handbook, to download an I-9 (English or Spanish version)

Click Here

For more information on the revision of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

Click Here

Some Of The Services You Can Take Advantage Of At The Employers Service Center:

  • Assistance with hiring and training employees
    Download: Identification of Training Requirements
  • Recruiting Assistance
  • Access to a nationwide applicant pool
  • Pre-screening of potential employees
  • Job listings in the largest job bank in the U.S.
  • Office space for interviews
  • Conference rooms available
  • Labor market statistics available
  • Access to a resource library
  • Receptionist assistance and service when using the Service Center
  • Advice & one-on-one assistance from trained job developers
  • And much more-- All at no cost!

Download: Job Order Form For Employers:
You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this file, just 'Open' and 'Print" Fax back to the Florida Crown Workforce Board Employers Service Center at 386-487-1218

The Employers Service Center
1389 US Highway 90 West
Suite 170
Lake City, Florida 32055
(386) 755-9026 ext. 3211

For more detailed info on Florida Crown's programs, use the buttons below:


Florida Crown's Programs:

Florida Crown has three full-service One-Stop centers providing services for its region (Columbia, Dixie and Gilchrist Counties). Florida Crown's One-Stops provide the following services:

Welfare Transition (WT)

(Florida's WT Program page)

The goal of Florida’s Welfare Transition program is to emphasize work, self-sufficiency, and personal responsibility; as well as enable welfare recipients to move from welfare to work.


FSET/SNAP

(USDOL SNAP Program page)

Florida’s SNAP is designed to provide SNAP recipients who are work registrants with the training, education, support services, and skills needed to become self-sufficient through employment.


Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

(Florida's WIA Program page)
The goals of the WIA Program are to improve the quality of the workforce, enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation and to reduce welfare dependency.


Navigator

(Florida's Disability Program Navigator page)

The primary objective of the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative is to increase the ability of the One-Stop Career Center system to enhance the employability of job seekers with disabilities and to increase the number of career advancement opportunities available to them.

EMPLOYMENT NETWORK

(Ticket to Work Program)

Florida Crown is an approved Social Security Employment Network. If you are currently receiving SSI or SSDI benefits and need help in order to return to work , please contact us. Services include an individualized employment plan, employment counseling, referrals, job search and placement assistance.


Job Club and GED

Job Club is a 4-week program for individuals who are preparing to enter or re-enter the workforce.

GED classes are designed to prepare students to pass the GED test in the areas of Math, Reading, Language Arts and Writing, Social Studies and Science.


Wagner-Peyser Services

These services are offered to employers, in addition to referral of job seekers to available job openings, include assistance in development of job order requirements, matching job seeker experience with job requirements, skills and other attributes, assisting employers with special recruitment needs, arranging for Job Fairs, assisting employers analyze hard-to-fill job orders, assisting with job restructuring and helping employers deal with layoffs.


Veteran's Education and Training Service (VETS)

(Florida's VETs page)

The mission of the Veterans' Program is to promote and maximize the employment of Florida's veterans, especially veterans with barriers to employment, utilizing the complete menu of One-Stop Career Center resources.


Incarcerated Veteran's Transitioning Program

Incarcerated Veteran's Transitioning Program provides transitional assistance, including employability skills training, counseling, case management, job search and placement assistance to incarcerated veterans who are transitioning out of the correctional center system.

Welcome to the Veteran's Portal

Here you'll find material specific to Veterans of the U.S. Military

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Hiring Florida’s Heroes

Florida National Guardsmen and veterans of all branches of military service make great sacrifices to protect our freedom and keep us safe during natural and other disasters. To better support their employment needs as they return home, Governor Rick Scott on Jan. 24, 2012 led business, military, veteran and workforce leaders in launching the Hiring Florida’s Heroes campaign to connect businesses in need of high-quality talent with these dedicated, well-trained men and women.

To read more, click here.


Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) are working together to roll out this new program on July 1, 2012.

The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:

Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
Are unemployed
Received an other than dishonorable discharge
Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

For more information, click here

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Homeless Veteran Stand Down in San Diego, Courtesy of CBS and 60 Minutes:


Just a Common Soldier

(A Soldier Died Today)

by A. Lawrence Vaincourt

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

Read the rest of the poem here.




F-22 Raptor



F-14 Tomcat Tribute



P-47 Thunderbolt Video






Success Stories!!!

On this page you will find success stories provided by our customers. Many customers have asked to write a thank you letter to our Board of Directors. This is their page to do just that.



Dear Florida Crown,

I just wanted to write a quick letter letting y'all know how much I appreciate what y'all have done for me over the past few years. I went from worrying how I was going to feed my children to making excellent money as an LPN. If it wasn't for the help that Ms. Doris Hall was able to giveme and the encouragement, compassion and patience from her, I would nopt have made it through. Now, I am glad I can come up here for other assistance that I may need from the resource room. I also want to say thnks to Ms. Lisa Talley for taking time out of her busy day to help me with my faxing issues. Again, I just wanted to say thanks for everything that Florida Crown has given me, and to let know there are a few success stories out there.

My deepest thanks,
Christina Shisler


Contact Us

Please submit any questions or concerns to the following email link:

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Board & Committee Members

Committee Name Member's Name
Executive Jennie Reed, Board Chair
C. Todd Sampson, Vice-Chair
Eileen Hendrix, Sec/Treas Ralph Tyre
Alonzo Philmore
Perley Richardson
Larry Thompson
Lydia Bush
Tommy Cooper
Finance C. Todd Sampson, Chair
Jennie Reed
Ralph Tyre
Larry Thompson
Eileen Hendrix
Youth Alonzo Philmore, Chair
Karen Page
Mark Rains
Lucy Smith
George M. Page
Makeba Murphy
Melanie Consentino
Career Alonzo Philmore, Chair
Lydia Bush
Melanie Consentino
Perley Richardson
John Piersol
Noah Walker
Robert Coon
Business Larry Thompson, Chair
Alonzo Philmore
Donna Creamer
Tommy Cooper
Mark Johnson
Grace Cooper
Dan Cavanah
Steve Gordon
Personnel Larry Thompson, Chair
Alonzo Philmore
Perley Richardson
C. Todd Sampson



Whistle Blower Contact Info

The Whistle Blower program is used to empower employees, customers and vendors to report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse. Please use the email contact info below

FCWB Whistle Blower e-mail Address