Who Are We

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton is a non-profit organization that:

  • Identifies and facilitates the management of workforce issues in our local community
  • Convenes the appropriate organizations and individuals to address them
  • Oversees the daily delivery of employment and training services to employers, workers, and job seekers through the CareerSource Okaloosa Walton centers

Board members are volunteers representing business and industry, economic development, education, organized labor, local and state government, and community-based organizations. By legislative design local business leaders must comprise a minimum of 51% of board membership. Business leaders are nominated by Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Councils and membership to the board is by appointment of the appropriate Board of County Commissioners.

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton was established in 1996 by the Workforce Florida Act of 1996 and its role has been reinforced by the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, Florida's Workforce Innovation Act of 2000 and the federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014.

The board serves Florida's Workforce Region 2, Okaloosa and Walton Counties, and is one of 24 such boards in the state. Over 600 Workforce Development Boards (WDB) or Workforce Investment Boards (WIB) have been established nationwide.

The board is supported by paid administrative staff.

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton By-Laws

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton Local Plan


One-Stop Operator Designation



If you have a question or concern, please write a letter to the attention of Executive Director Michele Burns.

Michele Burns, Executive Director

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton

109 8th Ave.

Shalimar, FL 32579


Will Miles, Equal Opportunity Officer

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton

109 8th Ave.

Shalimar, FL 32579

Email: EEO@careersourceow.com

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