rev-joaquin-willis_web.jpgThe South Florida Workforce Investment Board announced it will open an “access point” at the Church of the Open Door in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood to assist residents in finding jobs. 

The board will host the grand opening of the office from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the church, 6001 NW Eighth Ave., Miami.

An announcement from the board said access points have proven to be a vital resource for job-seekers and those hoping to improve their employment status.

Trained individuals at the access points assess the job-seekers’ needs and connect them to the nearest career center through computers and direct referrals for services such as online job searching and preparing a resume.

“By providing direct access to employment and training services directly in the neighborhoods, we attempt to revive the economic health of our communities,” said Rick Beasley, the board’s executive director.

South Florida Workforce is a public-private partnership that establishes state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Its services and resources are available to everyone at no cost through a network of career centers and access points located throughout the region.

The opening ceremony is free and open to the public. For more, call South Florida Workforce at 305-594-7615 or visit