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Leon County Spearheads Effort to Bridge Skilled Job Gap

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Posted at 8:59 PM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 04:28:40-04

LEON COUNTY, FL. (WTXL) - Leon County officials are hoping to get skilled workers to the employers who need them.

County officials expect within the next seven years, the Leon County area is estimated to have over 10,000 new skilled jobs in the areas of health, business and information technology, creative and trade that require training beyond a high school diploma and less than a four-year college degree.

Leon County Government is hosting the Leon Works Expo to connect those interested in skilled jobs with employers and academic institutions. The Expo is open to everyone in the community who may be seeking a career change or interested in developing new skills.

The Expo will offer the following free services:

 Employers seeking workers for skilled jobs

 Academic institutions offering education and career path training

 Networking with peers and professors on new opportunities

 Professional headshots for social media accounts and personal branding

 Mock interview training with industry experts

The Leon Works Expo is scheduled for Friday, October 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lively Technical Center.