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If you're an employer on the Treasure Coast and looking to hire,  check out our "WonderFL - Life on the Treasure Coast" website. The site was developed by our partners at Florida Power & Light and shows what it's like working and living in our Treasure Coast region. It  includes a list of major employers and job openings.  You are encouraged to copy and paste the link onto your company's site. 

The site is also quite helpful to jobseekers.  If you are considering a move to our region of Florida - Vero Beach/Sebastian; Ft. Pierce/Port St. Lucie; Stuart/Palm City - we invite you to visit this website, too!  It provides a wealth of information about living and working in our region, including job postings and cost-of-living comparisons.

CareerSource Research Coast, our regional workforce agency, is an employer driven organization. The agency’s goal is to help employers expand and grow their businesses. They have developed resources to meet the needs of local employers, most at no cost to the employer, including:

  • Workforce recruitment and assessment
  • Assess employers’ workforce needs; Work Readiness certification programs
  • Qualify and refer candidates to employers at no cost to the employer
  • Subsidized training – new hires and employed workers
  • Provide labor market information
  • Employer Learning Library
  • Job fairs

A Job Fair is scheduled for Wed., July 17, 9:30am to 1:00pm at the United Against Poverty (UP) Center in Vero Beach.  UP has partnered with CareerSource Research Coast to host this annual event.  Organizers expect 200+ job seekers to attend - your future workforce! Click to here to register online.   Registration is free, and includes a table plus 2 chairs.     Once you've registered, you'll receive additional information.
Organizers request that all employers attending have a minimum of one active job posted in Employ Florida for the event. The Employ FL Job Posting Submission Form is available here.
For more info on this Job Fair, call or email Kurt Hawker, Business Navigator with the Indian River County Career Center,   866-482-4473 Ext. 606, or

For more information about all the services available through CareerSource Research Coast, please call their Business Services Center in Vero Beach, 772-494-2100 or toll free at 866-482-4473.

Manufacturing Bootcamp
We just completed our 2024 Manufacturing Bootcamp on June 7, and it was a very full week, as you can see from the itinerary!  Thank you to all of our host employers, our speakers and chaperones, and to Treasure Coast Technical College for hosting us all week.  

We had 13 students visit 10 local manufacturers, talking with the owner/plant managers. Plus, new this year, we added a Skilled Trades Day, partnering with the Treasure Coast Builders Association and the UP Center-Vero Beach.  It was a huge success!  Several students showed interest in HVAC, plumbing and electrical work.  We also had students interested in working at a few of our host employers, and employers who are considering our graduated Seniors to fill open positions.  We invite you to view photos of our Bootcamp week, to see how beneficial and engaging the program can be in opening up new doors to potential employment.

The program provides high school students and young adults an opportunity to consider an alternative career path in the manufacturing industry.  It is a FREE week-long program, that immerses participants into the manufacturing environment with facility tours and one-on-one conversations with owners and plant managers.  

The FREE program is available to all high school students in Indian River County, age 16-20:  those attending public school, private school, Charter school, plus home-schoolers and those finishing up their GEDs.  Priority consideration is given to students enrolled in Career & Technical Education curriculum (CTE).  You must be at least 16 years old by the start of the program. 

Click here for an informational brochure  which provides more details on the program.  Or, call/email the Indian River Chamber's Economic Development Office at 772-567-3491 or  
We'll be gearing up for our 2025 Manufacturing Bootcamp this Fall.

Indian River State College (IRSC) is committed to advancing workforce and career training in our region. The college, recognized as one of the mostly advanced distance-learning centers in the U.S., maintains four campuses in our region offering Associate, Technical and Bachelor degree programs. The Mueller Campus in Vero Beach offers a variety of classes and can facilitate training grants and programs for local business and industry. The Dean of Industrial Education at IRSC will assist in applying for training funds available through the State of Florida.

The Advanced Manufacturing programs at IRSC prepare future employees to enter a critical workforce in manufacturing. They will acquire knowledge and skills tightly aligned with the regional needs and nationally recognized industry certifications.  Visit the IRSC website for details.

The Kight Center for Emerging Technologies at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce is a regional high-tech educational hub with facilities and programs that offer customized hands-on training in robotics and modern manufacturing techniques for area employers, plus a prototype lab for area manufacturers.

For more information, please call the IRSC Mueller Campus in Vero Beach, 772-226-2536.


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