Workforce Central Florida: More stories
11:21 PM EDT, August 29, 2011
Of all the bureaucracies that waste money, Workforce Central Florida is an itty-bitty one, just another of the tiny pinholes through which our loans from China seep out of Washington and into the abyss.
12:00 AM EDT, August 25, 2011
11:16 PM EDT, August 26, 2011
As investigators dig into the finances of the region's workforce development board, federal law indicates that Central Florida taxpayers might have to repay any money that is ultimately determined to have been misspent.
11:02 PM EDT, August 23, 2011
Florida's 24 regional workforce boards are now prohibited from awarding business contracts to companies controlled by or tied to agency board members.
6:16 PM EDT, August 20, 2011
Toni Jennings isn't someone you'd expect to criticize Workforce Central Florida.
9:08 PM EDT, June 7, 2011
Hounded by questions of favoritism, Workforce Central Florida is expected today to end its practice of doing business with most companies connected to board members.
6:57 PM EDT, June 8, 2011
Workforce Central Florida, the region's publicly funded jobs agency, voted Wednesday to stop giving contracts to companies tied to agency board members.
6:02 PM EDT, July 9, 2011
Florida's 24 regional work-force boards pride themselves on helping unemployed Floridians get back on the job.
4:39 PM EDT, July 25, 2011
A state inspector general will delay an investigation into the contracting practices of Workforce Central Florida, citing a similar U.S. Department of Labor inquiry and an ongoing probe of the agency's purchase of a fleet of vehicles.
5:37 PM EDT, July 29, 2011
Workforce Central Florida, the agency facing both state and federal investigations, is considering suing the state, but the taxpayer-funded organization has not disclosed which office it might sue or the nature of the legal challenge.
6:00 PM EDT, August 10, 2011
Workforce Central Florida should repay the state almost $39,000 in unapproved and "unreasonable" costs for buying 20 cars it did not need, according to a report from Florida's inspector general.
August 10, 2011
In a letter addressed to "community leaders" last week, the chairman of Central Florida's federally funded job development agency defended his beleaguered organization and bemoaned "negative publicity" ginned up by the news media.
8:55 PM EDT, August 3, 2011
Workforce Central Florida says it followed state law and took the most inexpensive option when it used federal job-training money to pay a $739,000 settlement with SunTrust bank two years ago.
10:06 AM EDT, August 18, 2011
8:48 PM EDT, August 16, 2011
A U.S. Labor Department probe of Workforce Central Florida is focused on possible "criminal conflict of interest" that may have tainted contracts awarded to companies owned by or tied to agency board members.
11:43 PM EDT, August 2, 2011
Central Florida's workforce-development board, an agency facing two government investigations, has been ordered to repay more than $739,000 that state and federal officials say was improperly used to settle a 2-year-old lawsuit.
11:29 AM EDT, August 3, 2011
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