Press Release: Workforce Connection offers freelance, alternative work training

(OCALA, Fla.) – Workforce Connection is launching “Your Talent Hub,” a new alternative work initiative to assist professionals in transition through freelancing and crowdsourcing.

The program provides access to tools, resources and strategies designed to lead to earning opportunities, project work, contracting and full-time placements in creative, technology and related fields.

In partnership with the College of Central Florida (CF), Talent Hub orientations will take place Wednesday, April 25 at the Klein Conference Center at the college’s Ocala campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, and Monday, April 30 at CF’s Learning and Conference Center, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway in Lecanto. Both orientations begin at 3 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

“Alternative work strategies are just one of the many workforce services we offer,” said Rusty Skinner, president and CEO of Workforce Connection. “Through these sessions, our customers will learn about new ways to market their skills and earn money for their work, on a part-time or full-time basis. As more companies are considering the contingent workforce option, these skills help our customers become more competitive for the jobs as they emerge.”

Beginning next month, training sessions will introduce alternative workforce strategies and opportunities such as online research, technical writing, virtual assistance, web development, project management, content development, technology and help desk support, and social media management.

The orientations and training sessions will be presented by workforce strategist Steve Urquhart, founder of T21 Solutions of Orlando as well as the nonprofit VETsourcing, which helps veterans transitioning from military service to civilian careers.

Urquhart has worked for Workforce Florida, Inc., Enterprise Florida and as consultant for the WorkSource regional workforce board in Jacksonville.

“Jobs may be in short supply, but in some industries there is actually more work than ever as companies are beginning to ramp back up and prepare for market demands,” Urquhart said, adding that for employers, contingent staffing, crowdsourcing, remote workers and virtual teams are all growing in popularity in the new world of work.

To learn more about the Talent Hub orientations, call 352-291-9551 or 800-434-5627, ext. 1147 or visit or Updates and information are also available on Twitter and on Facebook.

Posted on April 17, 2012, in Entrepreneurship, Freelancing, New World of Work. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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