Training Grants And Recruiting Assistance

Strengthen your workforce with a variety of training grants and programs for businesses.


  • Provides employees with new skills important to the success of your business
  • Training may be for a single employee or group of employees
  • Covers 50 percent of out-of-pocket costs to train current employees
  • Flexibility to choose your own trainer and curriculum (or training course)


  • Must be a private or for-profit business
  • Employee(s) must have been employed for a minimum of six months
  • Training must result in a certification, credential, CEU (Continuing Educational Unit), or a nationally recognized industry standard

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To learn about these incentive opportunities, please contact a member of our Business Development team at (352) 873-7955 or 800-746-9950. Or click on the button below for a contact form.

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Program Overview

Paid Internship and Work Experience Trainee Programs

CareerSource CLM’s paid internship/work experience trainee programs offer businesses the opportunity to try out potential employees at our cost. Our paid internship/work experience program identifies individuals who are coming out of training, or individuals who may lack experience in certain areas. The program pays individuals for up to 12 weeks or 360 hours at your place of business. Wages, worker’s compensation and other related payroll costs are paid by CareerSource CLM so that businesses are not liable for payroll, taxes, worker’s compensation or any other related costs.

  • Internships are for area postsecondary students or recent graduates with technical training, but little or no experience.
  • Work Experience focuses on career seekers who have work experience but whose job-specific skills need updating.

Selecting and training an intern/work experience trainee allows businesses to train, observe and develop the trainee. By the end of the program, businesses can gain a valuable new asset for their organization by offering interns/trainees full-time employment.

On-the-Job Training

The OJT program is ideal for businesses with difficulty filling skilled labor force needs with qualified, experienced workers. The program provides reimbursement of up to $4,000 for up to six months. The program may cover related costs, such as tools of the trade, uniforms and background checks. Businesses may qualify for tax credits when hiring an OJT candidate. To qualify for the program, businesses must be private/for-profit, have a minimum of three employees other than the owners/principals, and employees must be selected and qualified before training begins.


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Hiring Events, Job Fairs, and Career Fairs


Hiring events are customized to fill individual businesses’ immediate recruiting needs and can be held at one of our Career Centers, the business workplace or an alternate site. Job fairs are a fast, efficient and effective way multiple businesses can meet with hundreds of career seekers in once place on one day. Career fairs  are smaller, more casual hiring events dedicated to an industry or specific sector.

Logistics, promotion and staff-support provided at no charge.

Skills Assessments

Find out if your applicant skills are up-to-date by having them complete assessments that demonstrate they have the skills needed for your position. Test scores and results can be provided to you as soon as the applicant has completed their assessment(s).  These results can help you determine if the applicant has the skills needed for your position, and/or if your current employees need additional training.  We also offer customization of assessments for your needs. Microsoft Office tutorials and Practice Typing tests are available, as well as hundreds of assessment for clerical, software, technical, call center, industrial, financial, legal, medical and more.  All of these assessments are part of our value added services to businesses at no charge.

Contact a member of our Business Development team for more information on how to take advantage of these assessments.

Other Grant Programs

CareerSource CLM has been a leader in acquiring state and federal grants. Over the past five years, we have acquired more than $6 million in grant funding to serve area workforce needs. Our team identifies gaps in the workforce talent pipeline and develops strategic grants to fill those current and projected needs.

For example, currently in Levy County, residents can take advantage of free Broadband and Fiber Optic training through the federal Creating Connections grant.

For information about additional financial incentives, please visit CareerSource Florida. To post jobs or view Labor Market Information, check out Employ Florida.

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