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Food Stamp Employment and Training Program Being Offered

food-stamp-training-image-249x187TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently released March’s unemployment figures for Wakulla.

Unemployment in Wakulla fell over the month from 8.1% in February to 7.3% in March.  That same figure was 8.0% in March of 2011.

The state of Florida’s unemployment rate fell from 9.1% in February to 8.6% in March.  Unemployment in the nation fell from 8.7% to 8.4% over the same time period.  These figures are seasonally unadjusted, meaning that annual fluctuations in industry employment are not taken into account.

Wakulla County is part of the tri-county area served by WORKFORCE plus, the local nonprofit workforce expert.  Part of the mission of WORKFORCE plus is to support job seekers in their career transitions.  The Food Stamp Employment and Training Program (FSET) is one way this is achieved.

FSET is a voluntary program designed to help food stamp recipients find a job and move toward self sufficiency.  The FSET program strives to meet the needs of its participants in gaining skills, training and work experience that will improve their chances of getting hired.

“We encourage job seekers to find new solutions and methods for improving their job search,” stated Kimberly A. Moore, Chief Executive Officer of WORKFORCE plus.  “The FSET program is a great way for eligible participants to get in-depth, personalized career and life counseling that helps lead to employment success.”

To learn more about the FSET program, interested participants can attend orientation at the WORKFORCE plus office in Crawfordville at 3278-G Crawfordville Highway.  In order to be scheduled for orientation, call 617-4584.

For more information or assistance with enrolling in the FSET program, contact WORKFORCE plus at (866) WFP-JOB1 or visit WORKFORCE plus today.  TTY/TTD use Florida Relay Service 711.

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