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File #: 18-0328 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/8/2019 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action:
Title: DELRAY BEACH CAREER COTTAGE 2ND Quarter FY2018-19 Report
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - FY 2019 2Q Career Cottage Report 043019, 3. Exhibit B - CareerSource Work Readiness Flyer January 2019
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TO:                CRA Board of Commissioners

FROM:          Joan K. Goodrich Economic Development Director

THROUGH:                     Jeff Costello, CRA Executive Director                     

DATE:                              May 14, 2019






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The CRA entered into a three-year Commercial Lease Agreement with CareerSource Palm Beach County on September 1, 2017 for the property at 186 NW 5th Avenue in order to provide one-stop workforce development services such as career counseling, job search and placement services, use of computers, copies and facsimile machines for job seekers, job search workshops and career fairs.  The intention of establishing the facility, now known as the “Delray Beach Career Cottage,” was to help residents find good jobs and for local businesses to find great people. 


As per the agreement, CareerSource is to provide the CRA with quarterly reports on the activities and programs associated with Career Cottage.  Attached is the 2Q FY 2018-19 report which includes the following highlights: 


# of Delray Beach Residents Served During the Qtr.:  303

# of Delray Beach Residents Placed in Jobs During the Qtr.:  124

# of All Individuals Served During the Qtr.:  440

# of All Individuals Placed in Jobs During the Qtr.:  167

# of Job Orders Placed by Delray Beach Businesses During the Qtr.:  82

Top 5 Delray Beach Businesses Placing Job Orders to Date:  City of Delray Beach, Bridgestone Retail, iPic Entertainment, Terminix International, American In-Home Care

CareerSource Job Readiness Workshops During the Qtr.:  2

Company Hiring Events Supported by Career Cottage During the Qtr.:  2 - iPic Entertainment



Attachments: Exhibit A - Delray Beach Career Cottage 2Q FY 2018-19 Report; Exhibit B - CareerSource Work Readiness Flyer January 2019


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