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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Manufacturing Thriving in Northeast Fllroida

October 14, 2019 (Courtesy: Some 1,500 manufacturing companies can’t be wrong. Those with solid business models are thriving across Northeast Florida in a wide variety of industries, planted in a region with exceptional transportation and logistics, served by a deep, energetic workforce. Manufacturers provide 93 percent of Florida’s exports, according to the First Coast Manufacturing Association (FCMA). That level of activity puts JAXPORT to work. Exports provide an...


Leggett & Platt to close Jacksonville steel wire plant, eliminate 101 jobs

October 7, 2019 (Courtesy: Jax Daily Record) Leggett & Platt Inc. sent a letter to state officials last week saying it will close its wire mill plant at 925 Lane Ave. N. by the end of the year, putting 101 people out of work. The notice filed under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act said the closure is due to a consolidation of operations. Missouri-based Leggett & Platt manufactures products including furniture and automotive seat components. The WAR...


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Roben FairclothMeet 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

Interested in a career in manufacturing and need more information? Contact Roben at