Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing


The Manufacturing Industry is a great place to work if you're interested in well-paying jobs in a hands-on environment.


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Industry News and Updates


Toy Company Moving HQ from Miami to Jacksonville

August 3, 2020 (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record) Miami Lakes-based Safari Programs Inc., which is a manufacturer and distributor of educational toys, will move its headquarters and operations to Westside Industrial Park by the end of August. “Jacksonville is a growing city and we want to be part of that growth. There are more opportunities for staff and warehouse space as we grow our business as well,” said President Christina Pariente by email July 20. ...


Northrop Grumman staying in Jacksonville for years to come

July 27, 2020 (Courtesy the Jacksonville Business Journal) Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) is renewing its lease of a warehouse at the city-owned Cecil Commerce Center, keeping its subsidiary Northrop Grumman Storage Systems Corp. in Jacksonville for years to come. Northrop Grumman has leased the 56,679-square-foot warehouse since 2000. The company will be paying $12,422.15 per month, with a 3% increase each year over the five-year lease. The lease has three five-year renewal options. The w...


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roben faircloth1 150x150 - Advanced ManufacturingMeet Roben Faircloth, Advanced Manufacturing Industry Manager

Roben Faircloth is the Manufacturing sector manager at CareerSource Northeast Florida.  Roben is a native Floridian, born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Organizational Communications.  Upon graduation she taught English in Tokyo, Japan for three years.

Before joining CareerSource, Roben was the Program Manager for the Florida TRADE Grant at Florida State College at Jacksonville working to help students prepare to enter the field of manufacturing and help those employed in manufacturing, improve their skills. Florida State College, CareerSource and First Coast Manufacturing partnered on this highly successful grant. Prior to working with the TRADE grant, she was an Enrollment Development Coordinator at FSCJ working with area high schools to introduce students to their post-secondary opportunities.  She served on advisory boards for many area high schools including Peterson, Englewood, Forrest and Wolfson.

Contact Roben for information on how your business can benefit from a partnership with CareerSource Northeast Florida

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