Founded in 1992, Geographic Solutions is a software development firm that specializes in the design of custom online solutions for workforce development, labor market information, and unemployment insurance agencies. Since inception, the company has launched over 75 websites that collectively serve millions of job seekers and employers in states all across the country, far surpassing the experience of any other vendor in the industry.
Geographic Solutions has a rich history of ‘firsts’. These achievements include the launch of the nation’s first website to provide labor market statistics for public and government use. The company is also credited with developing the country’s first website designed specifically for career centers, which included tools to assist staff managing individuals benefiting from U.S. Department of Labor public assistance programs. To keep up with changing times, Geographic Solutions also developed custom mobile applications and staff efficiency tools to simplify the day-to-day processes of career centers.
Another notable company achievement was the development of the country’s first modernized unemployment insurance software solution, which combined workforce and unemployment benefits into one website. Initially launched in Louisiana, the website provides individuals claiming benefits with labor market information, job search, and training opportunities to help them get back to work at a faster rate. Other states have followed suit and have partnered with Geographic Solutions to streamline their employment programs.
“As a Florida-based company, we are proud to partner
with the state to make available hundreds of thousands of
quality jobs to Florida’s talent pool. Employ Florida helps
job seekers find suitable, high-paying jobs that closely match
their skills and background.”
– Paul Toomey, President of Geographic Solutions
Locally, Geographic Solutions has contributed significantly to Florida’s workforce development efforts by partnering with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to provide a statewide online job system known as Employ Florida (www.employflorida.com). Since its launch in 2005, the website has successfully linked regional workforce boards and CareerSource centers across the state, making it the most utilized resource for employment in Florida.
Over the past 13 years, Employ Florida has provided job seekers and employers free access to a complete set of employment tools designed for all levels of computer experience. A virtual ‘one-stop-shop,’ the website assists job seekers with résumé creation, career exploration, skills assessments, job applications, training resources, and more. Employers can also post job listings and search for qualified candidates. In addition, Employ Florida is linked to online specialty portals designed to target returning veterans, those with disabilities, and other hard-to-serve demographics to help them in their quest to find a suitable career.
Headquartered in Palm Harbor, Geographic Solutions employs over 300 professionals in the fields of software architecture, development, analysis, project management, marketing, and administration. A proud member of Tampa’s technology hub, the company has seen tremendous growth and success by attracting local talent, as well as maintaining a fun and rewarding working environment. Looking to the future, Geographic Solutions plans to stay true to its mission of providing effective software solutions that will continue to have a positive impact on the nation’s workforce.