On May 15, 2015 the FCOC conducted a successful meeting
- Shawn O’Malley,
State of Florida Regional Veterans’ Program Coordinator spoke. Shawn provided a typical profile of a veteran and the pluses and minuses that are perceived by hiring them. He provided a handout listing the various Veterans Offices and websites http://www.floridajobs.org/onestop/onestopdir which shows a list of the career centers in Florida. In addition, information on this site may be useful as well: http://www.floridajobs.org/workforce-board-resources He also spoke of the various tax incentives to hiring veterans.
- An update was provided on the "No Crane Sales Tax" Initiative.
- An update on membership and ideas for increased membership was discussed. An initiative to reach out to former members was discussed.
- An update on OSHA's future crane operator certification requirement was discussed
- Suggestions for next meetings topics were critical lifts and representatives from the I4 project.