Category Archives: Employment Opportunity

CareerSource POLK … New Brand for Polk Works!

  Polk Works has officially become “CareerSource POLK.” Please be sure to update your address book with the new e-mail address below. “Like” Polk Works on Facebook (which will flip to CareerSource Polk shortly.) CareerSource POLK will be your workforce partner. Stacy Campbell-Domineck … Continue reading

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Chamber Launches Search for Executive Director

Winter Haven, Florida – September 13, 2013 - In June of 2012, Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Gernert tendered his  letter of retirement effective March 1, 2014. In keeping with that timeframe the Chamber Board of Directors has … Continue reading

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Race to Place: 10,000 Job Placements by June 30, 2013

On January 2nd (today) Polk Works and the Race to Place Partners will be kicking off the initiative to place at least 10,000 job seekers into jobs in the first half of the year with ribbon cuttings and Starting Line, … Continue reading

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WAWA Coming to Winter Haven …

Look for a very popular and successful convenience/fuel store named “Wawa” to build a 5,500 square foot store with an eight-island fuel station at 1490 3rd Street SW — former home of Cypress Lincoln Mercury. The site will be cleared … Continue reading

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Haven Job Growth Projected to be Top in Nation …

Susan Adams, Senior Editor for Forbes, posted an article today that places Lakeland/Winter Haven tied for the top spot in job growth in the first quarter of 2012. She writes, “Though Florida was hard hit by the 2008 subprime mortgage … Continue reading

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Scott Gives Green Light to SunRail – Haven ILC to Follow

Governor Rick Scott today gave a long awaited approval releasing funds necessary to the creation of the SunRail Commuter Rail system from Deland to Poinciana. The project will require the relocation of the freight handling Taft rail yard and that … Continue reading

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LEGOLAND® FLORIDA HIRING ACCELERATES AS GRAND OPENING APPROACHES

Central Florida’s Newest Theme Park To Hire 800 Remaining Employees Before October 15 Opening WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (June 1, 2011) – Imagine being one of LEGOLAND Florida’s Model Citizens (the Park’s affectionate term for its employees) poised at the front … Continue reading

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The Landings: Potential for $48.7 Million Economic Impact

An Economic Impact Analysis Model on the proposed “Landings” project on Chain of Lakes Complex property indicates significant positive economic impacts would result from such a project. The study, completed by Gordon Kettle, Instructor of Economics at Polk State College … Continue reading

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Maddux Notes Polk’s Momentum …

Other than reporting that Cypress Gardens is in Winter Park (!?) the March/April Issue of Tampa’s Maddux Report contains a Polk County Corporate Report that touts projects far and wide. In the Winter Haven area, mention was made of the … Continue reading

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It’s Official! Haven to be Home to “Legoland Florida”

It’s official. Representatives from Merlin Entertainments confirmed this morning that their company will construct their second U.S. Legoland Park on the historic Cypress Gardens property. (The park will be the largest Legoland so far.) In a page torn directly from … Continue reading

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