Office of Grants Administration

Workforce Initiatives

CareerSource South Florida at Lindsey Hopkins Center

CareerSource South Florida is a public-private partnership that establishes state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Additionally, CareerSource South Florida services and resources are available to everyone at no cost through a network of career centers located throughout the region. The City of Miami center, located on the 4th floor of the Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center at 750 N.W. 20 Street, Miami, Florida, is open to the public for a wide variety of services. Customers will have access to the resource room for all their employment needs and more. The City of Miami center has a full service resource room with several computer terminals, internet access, a fax machine, copier, scanner and printer. The center also provides auxiliary aides and services in addition to other accommodations, to provide user-friendly access to employment services. The staff is fully trained and equipped to assist individuals with disabilities or those who are Limited English Proficient. While visiting the resource room, customers have the opportunity to gain information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Career Advancement Program (CAP), or benefit from Employability, Interviewing, Mock Interview and Resume Skills Workshops, in addition to receiving Employment Services. For customers who have applied, or are interested in applying for federally funded programs such as SNAP or CAP, access to knowledgeable staff, who are ready and willing to provide further details and resources, is immediately available.

Training Opportunities

If you are looking for training opportunities to further your career, or are seeking to enhance your growth in the workforce, subsidized training is available (dependent upon funding) for those who qualify. The WIOA department offers vocational skills training to individuals looking to obtain licensures, degrees or certifications. Individual training account scholarships are available to provide funding for tuition, materials, uniforms, books, and additional fees depending on the chosen program. The programs offered through partnership with over 20 private and public institutions, are directly linked to jobs that are in high demand within the region and throughout the State of Florida. A WIOA career advisor will work closely with the individuals, once they have completed the program, to assist them in gaining employment opportunities directly related to their training field. The ultimate goals of the program are to ensure that the participants obtain and retain employment while gaining sufficient earnings.

WIOA orientations are scheduled every other Monday at the City of Miami location. Please contact us for further details.

Maria Diniz

Program Supervisor – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
305-372-8321
Maria.diniz01@careersourcesfl.com

The most current Training Occupational Areas are listed below.
Accounting
Automotive
Business & Management
Clerical- Computer Skills
Construction
Culinary Arts – Food Service
Customer Service
Education
Electronics
Engineering
Financial Services
Graphics – Printing
Hospitality
Information Technology
Insurance Industry
Legal
Marketing Sales Trade
Medical – Biotechnology
Medical – Dental
Medical – Nursing
Medical – Other
Nursing
Real Estate
Service Occupations

Please consult with a WIOA Career Advisor for changes/updates in the Training Occupational Areas.


Employment Opportunities

Can you benefit from assistance in obtaining employment? Our qualified staff is available to aid you in the process of meeting your employment service needs. Our staff is trained to assess your needs and match your goals and objectives with the right employment opportunity, based on your unique skill set. We provide career counseling, interviewing skills tips, resume writing assistance, job search assistance, referrals, professional networking opportunities and much more. For more information, contact a Job Placement Specialist (JPS) today.

Marie Avera
Job Placement Specialist
(305) 372-8329
Marie.avera-hatto@careersourcesfl.com

Minervina Quintero
Job Placement Specialist
(305) 372-8305
Minervina.quintero@careersourcesfl.com

Employers and Businesses

Professional Placement Network (PPN) database services are also available to businesses, corporations, or other employers looking to employ new hires. The City of Miami center is fully equipped to assist employers in finding qualified job seekers by using the database, Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM), which contains over 100,000 local registered individuals. Our trained staff will pre-screen qualified candidates, based on the employer’s needs and qualifications; eliminating the time, cost and effort involved in pursuit of such qualified and skillful individuals. We provide access to host job fairs and recruitment opportunities while providing free advertisement that directly meets the needs of the employers. Our services may include financial incentives such as On-the-Job Training (OJT); and Paid Work Experience (PWE), which take into consideration the hiring of targeted groups such as U.S. Veterans, Ex-Offenders, Dislocated Workers, At-Risk Youth, etc. Employers participating in OJT services will provide occupational training and development in the company’s work environment to new full-time hires and the employer can be compensated up to 75% of the wages paid. With the PWE, new hires will gain job-specific skills and work experience, and the employer will gain increased productivity for the allotted time frame. The salary of the new hire is compensated, at no cost to the employer. Employers may receive a tax credit (Work Opportunity Tax Credit – WOTC) that would reduce their federal income tax liability up to $9,600 per new hire, depending upon the qualified individuals. The City of Miami center is an equal opportunity employer/program agency committed to our clients, staff, and the community. For more information, please contact our specialists. We are here to assist you.

Rakeem McKinney
Job Placement Specialist
(305)372-8300
Rakeem.McKinney@careersourcesfl.com
rmckinney@miamigov.com

Charleson Canis
Job Placement Specialist
(305)372-8300
charleson.canis@careersourcesfl.com

Marie Avera-Hatto
Business Consultant
(305) 372-8300
marie.avera-hatto@careersourcesfl.com 
mavera@miamigov.com 

Minervina Quintero
Employer Specialist
(305) 372-8300
minervina.quintero@careersourcesfl.com
mquintero@miamigov.com 

Workshops

The City of Miami center offers free workshops in Basic Computer Training, Interview Skills Techniques, Cover Letter, Resume Writing, Job Offers and Mock Interviews. For more information, contact:

Laneen Harrison
Workshop Facilitator
(305)372-8328
laneen.harrison@careersourcesfl.com

The City of Miami Career Source South Florida hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

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