Press Releases

CareerSource Central Florida Receives $7M CARES Act Monies from Orange County Government for Economic Recovery Through Workforce Solutions

Orange County, Fla., – Aimed at providing workforce re-entry and meaningful careers to Orange County residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is set to deliver career services including employment support, career development workshops, resume assistance, internships and more. Orange County residents can access services by calling 1-800-757-4598 and or by visiting and registering through careersourcecentralflorida.com.

Using $7 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act monies, CSCF will assist 4,000 dislocated workers from the county’s hardest-hit business sectors, including hospitality, restaurant, tourism, transportation and retail. The Orange County grant will enable CSCF to provide career counseling, trainings, internships and support services that will pave the way to employment. The goal is to have at least 75 percent of these displaced workers hired by June next year, earning an average wage of $15 per hour with economic impact of $93.6M in Central Florida region.

Orange County Health Services Continues to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing Econ Soccer Complex Will Open July 27 – July 31

WHAT: Orange County Health Services is offering free COVID-19 testing for Orange County residents at Econ Soccer Complex will open on July 27 – July 31, 2020.  Appointments are required. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

TESTING: To maximize communication with individuals about test results, individuals will have the option to receive text/phone and on the website to check results. No symptoms and/or criteria is necessary for testing, however, online appointments are required. Individuals must be 18 years and older, as well as be an Orange County resident.

Orange County Mayor to Convene Sustainability and Resilience Committee

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County is enhancing its sustainability and resilience initiatives with the formation of a volunteer committee to help develop a 2030 Sustainability and Resilience Action Plan. The kick-off meeting will take place on July 24, 2020 at 9 a.m. via WebEx. The committee’s expertise will assist Orange County in setting goals and planning strategies that are innovative, achievable, and impactful across six focus areas:

Buildings & Infrastructure
Mobility & Fleet
Materials management & Supply Chain
Trees & Lands
Energy & Climate Action
Water Use & Quality

Orange County Announces First Curbside Employee Service Award Ceremony July 15, 2020 at 9 a.m.

WHAT: Orange County Government will host its first Employee Service Award Curbside Ceremony on Wednesday, which will include 16 employee honorees, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, County Commissioners and Byron Brooks, County Administrator.  A second ceremony will be held on July 29.

The Curbside Ceremony was created to ensure social distancing and other safety measures are adhered to, while also celebrating employees’ important career milestones in a fun and creative way. Traditionally, the Employee Service Awards ceremony takes place during a Board of County Commissioners meeting in the Commission Chambers.

“Candid Conversations with Our Community” The Generation Z Edition

Virtual Town Hall Meeting set for Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings is seeking to connect with the Generation Z community to discuss solutions and alternatives to the civil unrest that many communities are currently experiencing.  The focus and discussion will be to seek solutions to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.