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Palm Beach Tech, Knight Foundation, eMerge Americas partner to help laid off Tech Professionals

on April 24, 2020 / by Nikki Cabus ,

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The Palm Beach Tech Association has partnered with the Knight Foundation & eMerge Americas to support out of work tech professionals throughout South Florida.

“It’s time for us to come together as one South Florida Tech Community,” said Palm Beach Tech CEO Joe Russo. “We’re trying to do our part to provide hope in difficult time.” Palm Beach Tech also held a Virtual Career Expo on Wednesday attracting 25 companies and 800+ attendees.

Raul Moas

Raul Moas

Utilizing the new Resume Distributor, the organizations are encouraging everyone seeking positions to submit their Resumes and Elevator Speech. Those will be made available to the HR and Recruiting Directors of companies hiring in South Florida.

Thanks to the generous support of the John S. and James L Knight Foundation, we are offering access to this platform for free to all tech companies hiring in South Florida. “We are proud to support bold and innovative models that help talent and opportunity find each other more readily,” said Miami Program Director Raul Moas.

eMerge Americas is partnering to help market and expand the program’s reach.

Felice Gorordo

Felice Gorordo

“eMerge Americas is dedicated to supporting our community – and especially our South Florida tech talent – through these difficult times,” said eMerge Americas CEO Felice Gorordo. “We appreciate Palm Beach Tech Association for their leadership and partnership in helping identify opportunities, distribute resumes, and find jobs for developers and tech talent affected by recent layoffs and furloughs as a result of COVID.”


How it Works

This is a free community resource for both job seekers and companies hiring

Talent Dashboard for Companies

Here’s how it works for job seekers:

  • Submit your Resume online here
  • HR Directors will reach out to you directly

Here’s how it works for companies hiring:

  • Become a Member or simply Submit this Form
  • Receive weekly email updates and 24/7 access to all resumes on our Talent Dashboard
  • Contract Recruiting firms are not eligible


This is in addition to our currently existing community resources:

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Palm Beach Tech, Knight Foundation, eMerge Americas partner to help laid off Tech Professionals