Business Services

Available Business Services

CareerSource Southwest Florida is temporarily providing virtual services while closing public access to its career centers.  Staff is providing information and assistance via our website, telephone, text and email.

The following is a list of Employer Workforce-Related Resources.

Do you have immediate job openings to fill? Let us help you get the word out.
Send job titles, how to apply, wage information and city where work will be performed to bussvc@URL.  

Short Time Compensation Program for Employers:
The Short Time Compensation program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff.

This program permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a Short Time Compensation plan to avoid total layoff of some employees. More Information

US Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division:
The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19 and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

SizeUp Lee – Tool for Businesses

Data analytics are becoming increasingly more important for businesses that want to grow and remain competitive. What is most important to understand is that data is not only important to large organizations – the benefit of having access to the right data is now imperative for small and mid-size organizations to be successful too.

The Lee County Economic Development Office is committed to the success of our local business community.  Understanding the immediate benefit that a strong data tool provides small to mid-size businesses, they offer free access to a reliable and powerful web-based analytical tool tailored specifically for the Lee County business community – SizeUp Lee.

For a full description and access to these powerful analytical tools, go to the following website – SizeUp Lee

CareerSource Florida Network~Business Services

This video shows how the CareerSource Florida network — which includes CareerSource Florida, 24 regional workforce boards and nearly 100 career centers — is able to help employers of all sizes recruit, hire, train and keep the best and brightest employees, and why Florida employers and job seekers should look to the CareerSource Florida network for their talent and career development needs.

The Veterans Energy Pipeline

Bandsaw construction military worker

Veterans come to the civilian workforce with extensive technical and non-technical skills gained through military experience and training.

The Veterans Energy Pipeline website was designed by Vets4Energy and the American Petroleum Institute.  Vets4Energy is a grassroots group of veterans who believe that energy security is tied to our national security. 

Together, the organizations want to assist veterans interested in the energy industry by pairing their skills by rank and branch of service with similar job titles in this sector.  It is designed to help veterans identify the types of jobs for which they may qualify. 

For more information on Vets4Energy, please visit

Check out Southwest Florida’s Hot Jobs on our Find a Job webpage updated every Tuesday afternoon. 

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Job seekers with ‘foundational skills’ hot commodity

We commonly hear the need for an increase in what has come to be known as “Foundational Skills.” These are skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, time/project management skills and these can range from the basics of showing up for to work on time, customer service skills to working with a multi-generational workforce and basic communications skills.

Click on the following link for a News Press interview with Joe Paterno, Executive Director of the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, on this topic:  Foundational Skills

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