State Worker Help

When the new state budget takes hold July 1st thousands of state, county, and city workers will have their jobs eliminated.

In preparation for the layoffs a coalition of career councilors, educators and charities in the eight counties surrounding the state capital are offering assistance.

The group is launching a website to provide information about food assistance, unemployment benefits, networking and career advancement.

Tallahassee Community College President Jim Murdaugh says the information provided on the website with help the thousands of jobseekers to get back on their feet.

“None of us wanted this to happen, we can start with that, but now that it has happened, we choose to look at the glass half full. We choose to say to those folks who are affected this is an opportunity to make some decisions for the rest of your life and we are here to help you.

The website is www.bigbendworks.com and is for people looking for work in the eight county surrounding Tallahassee, the areas where state worker are expected to feel the most pain.


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