Why BigBendWorks.com?

BigBendWorks.com, based in Tallahassee , is an informal coalition of public agencies, non-profit organizations and private companies, united to provide displaced employees with resources to aid in a seamless transition to re-employment.

Offering resources in focus areas of employment and networking, support services, career exploration, training opportunities, unemployment benefits and financial resources, this comprehensive site ensures job seekers are connected to tools that will help ease the stress that comes with the loss of a job.

This service was created to assist job seekers who live or work in the eight-county region of Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson, Liberty, Franklin, Madison and Taylor counties.

The organizations of Big Bend Works believe that employees are valuable to the Big Bend Region. Your personal and professional contributions to our communities are part of what makes the region a great place to live and work. We hope this website will be helpful to you during this time of transition.

PARTNERS

City of Tallahassee: The City of Tallahassee is a full-service government, serving customer needs from electric, water and trash collection, to maintaining streets, to public safety, to assisting low income residents through a variety of programs. The city’s 3,000 employees are focused on providing quality customer service. The City’s mission is to provide excellent services and facilities to support a high quality of life for our community.
www.talgov.com

Leon County: In recognition of the substantial hardships incurred by local families due to unemployment, the Leon County Board of County Commissioners has partnered with BigBendWorks.com to increase the awareness of our emergency assistance, foreclosure prevention assistance, health care for the uninsured, employment and volunteer programs and opportunities. www.leoncountyfl.gov

Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce: The focus of the Chamber is, and has always been, making Tallahassee a better place to live by helping build successful businesses that provide jobs, support families and give back to the community. In 2012, the Chamber is enhancing member benefits, revamping programs and offering direct return on investment for each of our members. The Chamber tells members, Our Business is Your Business, because meeting individual, real-time business needs is the best way to build a vibrant business community. To find out more about the region’s largest, most influential business organization, visit the website. www.talchamber.com.

Tallahassee Community College:Transitioning between careers can be intimidating and a time of uncertainty. TCC is one of the nation’s top community colleges, and is committed to helping those out of work train form new careers. Every semester, over 14,000 students choose TCC as they prepare for in-demand careers or university transfer. The TCC Center for Workforce Development eases your transition period by helping you find the right solution.
 www.tcc.fl.edu

United Way of the Big Bend: UWBB unites and inspires local citizens in caring for one another and building a more vibrant community. The agencies’ programs provide services year round to help local people with emergencies and basic needs. UWBB has addressed a major issue for Big Bend residents – financial stability – through the BEST Project. UWBB believes the community benefits when families are self-sufficient and secure. www.uwbb.org

2-1-1 Big Bend: 2-1-1 Big Bend is a 24-hour hotline for any emotional distress issues and the gateway to community human services information and assistance. Trained telephone counselors provide confidential and anonymous help. You do not have to be in crisis to call, there is no eligibility criteria and the services are free. Because life is 24/7, so is 2-1-1! Call today.
www.211bigbend.org

Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc.: The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. (EDC) is a public/private partnership between the City, County and private investors who are committed to creating jobs and building a stronger business community. By connecting the private sector, education and local government, the EDC helps join forces to foster entrepreneurialism, advance local businesses, grow targeted industry sectors and attract innovative companies to our area. Through product development, marketing, research, technical and business assistance, management of special incentives and zones, and establishment and oversight of industry sector initiatives that strengthen the competitive advantage of the region, the EDC is aggressively serving the needs of regional employers and creating an opportunity for our graduates and our children to stay in Tallahassee. www.TalEDC.com

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts to help expedite economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities. DEO promotes economic prosperity for all Floridians and businesses through successful workforce, community and economic development strategies and provides resources and assistance for job seekers.www.floridajobs.org

Manpower: Manpower drives workforce efficiency and agility to enhance competitiveness through contingent and permanent workforce solutions. Individuals with needed skills and experience have become a scarce business resource. Manpower’s contingent and permanent staffing solutions connect organizations and individuals. No matter what form those solutions take — short-term assignments, long-term contracts, permanent placement or workforce management — Manpower provides a better approach to matching the right individual to the job, with fast results.
www.manpower.com

Moore Communications Group: Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, Moore Communications Group is an award-winning integrated communications firm offering services including public affairs, grassroots advocacy, issues management, advertising, marketing and media relations. Since its inception in 1992, the firm has steadily built a reputation for success and a portfolio of award-winning work. In fact, Moore Communications Group is recognized by O’Dwyer’s PR Report as one of the “Top 60” agencies in the nation. Through the firm’s purpose-driven pro bono program, MCG Impact, employee passions are matched with community need to help worthy organizations properly communicate their purpose. www.moorecommgroup.com

Trusteria Services: Trusteria Services is an online marketing company based in Tallahassee that works with local and nationwide businesses. Trusteria is very community oriented and offers search engine optimization (SEO), web design and other online services. www.trusteria.com

United Partners for Human Services: United Partners for Human Service is a coalition of non-profit human service agency and supportive agency leaders who work together to improve our local human services delivery system. The organization works to ensure all of its human service agencies are working collaboratively and cooperatively to provide the maximum benefit to the citizens of the community. www.unitedpartnersforhumanservices.org

WORKFORCE plus: WORKFORCE plus provides comprehensive employment and workforce services for employers and job seekers in Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla counties. There are many services available to assist job seekers whether unemployed, underemployed or considering a career change. All services are available at no-cost. Visit the website to learn more about getting started in a great career! www.wfplus.org