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FL Corrections Department offers $1,000 hiring bonuses

FL Corrections Department offers $1,000 hiring bonuses
Posted at 4:23 PM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 12:30:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Department of Corrections is offering $1,000 hiring bonuses for certain new hires.

To receive the bonuses, the new hires must complete the correctional officer certification through either FDC or designated state colleges.

Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature approved the recruitment and retention plan during the past legislative session.

The plan also provides an increase in pay for correctional officers and a ten percent increase in pay for officers who work in the department's inpatient mental housing units.

Certified new hires are eligible to receive bonuses at these institutions:

  • Apalachee Correctional Institution
  • Franklin Correctional Institution
  • Gulf Correctional Institution
  • Northwest Florida Reception Center
  • Baker Correctional Institution
  • Columbia Correctional Institution
  • Hamilton Correctional Institution
  • Mayo Correctional Institution
  • New River Correctional Institution
  • Reception and Medical Center
  • Suwannee Correctional Institution
  • Taylor Correctional Institution
  • Union Correctional Institution
  • Desoto Correctional Institution
  • Hardee Correctional Institution
  • Dade Correctional Institution
  • Okeechobee Correctional Institution

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