Workforce Connection

Workforce Connection, one of 24 local workforce investment boards in Florida, was awarded $2,985,175 million to implement the West Ocala Green Jobs Project.  The initiative will prepare 665 disadvantaged persons of West Ocala for certification and employment in green jobs.  The project will place 556 or 84% into jobs.  The project will create 150 new jobs and will promote small business development.

Florida's Numbers
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Number of jobs created or saved by the Recovery Act:


Recover Act funds made available to support jobs:

$19.2 Billion

Recovery Act funds that have already been spent:

$12.1 Billion

Number of working families receiving tax relief that can be put to use immediately:

7.1 Million

Number of Recovery Act-backed small business loans :


Miles of highway improved across the state:


Number of clean energy projects :


Number of homes that will be weatherized :


Number of students getting Pell Grants to help pay college tuition:


Number of education jobs funded by the Recovery Act:



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