Women’s Resource Center Hosts Free Financial Sector  “Career Connections” Event on March 25

Company representatives from Bank of America and Merrill Lynch will provide information about career pathways and the employee development programs offered at their organizations in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.


(Sarasota-Manatee) As part of its monthly Career Connections program to link women to quality jobs and funded trainings, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is partnering with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in a free event that will offer women information about local career and job opportunities, including entry-level positions with starting wages of $20 an hour. Representatives from Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will be on hand to explain the career pathways and employee development programs offered at their locations in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. A college degree is not required, though candidates must have strong customer service and Microsoft Office skills. WRC is hosting this information session Wednesday, March 25, 1-3 p.m., at its Sarasota center, 340 S. Tuttle Avenue. No registration is required. To learn more about this program or other services available at WRC, call 941-256-9721 or visit mywrc.org.

According to WRC, the expansion of the local financial sector job market has led employers to offer competitive wages that reflect the region’s increased cost of living.

“The yearly minimum rate of pay for a full-time Bank of America employee will increase to more than $41,000 a year,” explains Mike McCoy, the Sarasota/Manatee market president for Bank of America. “This does not include the value of our healthcare and wellness benefits, which are significant, additional components of the total rewards that all employees receive.”

“We appreciate Bank of America’s commitment to invest philanthropically in the regional community through its generous grant giving, and to provide quality jobs with family-sustaining wages,” says WRC CEO Ashley Brown.


About the Women’s Resource Center:

For more than 37 years, the Women’s Resource Center has been dedicated to engaging, educating, enriching and empowering women of all generations and socioeconomic levels. Today, WRC serves thousands of women and families in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Its vision is to provide unique strategies and programs that strengthen women through life’s transitions and provide balance, confidence and determination, which not only meet their immediate needs, but also provide hope for the future. To learn more, visit www.MyWRC.org.