employment

There is a strong connection between employment and poverty. It is intuitive that people who have access to full-time, year-round employment are less likely to be living in poverty.

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CareerSource Southwest Florida, Fort Myers 
Provides a variety of services for unemployed residents in Southwest Florida.
6800 Shoppes at Plantation Drive, Ste. 1, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 931-8200 Employment Services

Website: https://careersourcesouthwestflorida.com/

Employ Florida - Statewide
Provides resources to job seekers including veterans, military families, seniors and persons with disabilities.
(800) 438-4128 

Website: https://www.employflorida.com/vosnet/Default.aspx

WORKFORCE AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Lee County Economic Development Office in collaboration with community partners, offers Workforce Training and Certification programs and a Small Business Technical Assistance Program to assist people, businesses and organizations in response to COVID-19.

Website: https://www.leegov.com/ARPA/workforce

Comprehensive List of Resources

Website: Local Resources - NAMI Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties