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2015/03/27 23:36
2015/03/27 23:36
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Using a small local sports marketing firm as his backdrop, Gov. Rick Scott announced a win Friday for Naples. The Naples area gained the most jobs in Florida by percentage in February, he said at a...
2015/03/27 23:36
2015/03/27 23:36
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2015/03/27 22:13
2015/03/27 22:13
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Members of the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council showcased local business growth to Florida leaders from the Department of Economic Opportunity on Friday. The opportunity showed some...
2015/03/27 17:36
2015/03/27 17:36
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Using a small local sports and sponsorship marketing firm as his backdrop, Gov. Rick Scott announced a home run Friday for Naples. Naples gained the most jobs in Florida by percentage in February, he...
2015/03/27 16:30
2015/03/27 16:30
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Palm Beach County unemployment fell to 5 percent last month as Florida continued to add jobs at a rapid clip. The county’s jobless rate was down from 5.3 percent in January, the Florida’s Department...
2015/03/22 13:50
2015/03/22 13:50
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The past decade has been a time of sluggish income growth for Jacksonville residents, but most local CEOs have received healthy raises. The incomes of nearly all CEOs of publicly traded Jacksonville...
2015/03/20 23:36
2015/03/20 23:36
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TALLAHASSEE — The House and Senate each released proposed state budgets Friday that differ by $5 billion, a gap caused by a health care funding spat. Though there is a surplus of more than $1 billion...
2015/03/19 23:50
2015/03/19 23:50
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Mayor Alvin Brown has put job creation at the center of his reelection campaign — his website and campaign emails are sprinkled with boasts of the jobs he has brought to Jacksonville. Meanwhile, his...
2015/03/19 21:38
2015/03/19 21:38
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TALLAHASSEE — The Senate and House agreed to cap the amount of money that Gov. Rick Scott’s administration can use each year for economic development projects, state Sen. Jack Latvala said...
2015/03/18 23:08
2015/03/18 23:08
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Ellenton, FL Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida businesses have created 801,100 private sector jobs since December 2010. In January 2015, 14,600 private-sector jobs were created across...
2015/03/18 15:50
2015/03/18 15:50
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Jacksonville area jobless rate remains stable Unemployment up in Duval, other counties fared better Wednesday, March 18, 11:02 AM EDT Jacksonville�s unemployment rate remained basically stable in...
2015/03/17 19:50
2015/03/17 19:50
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The unemployment rate in Duval County fell by almost a percentage point in 2014, following a statewide and national trend. The county’s unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in January, down from 7...
2015/03/17 18:36
2015/03/17 18:36
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - JACKSONVILLE — Public record requests sent to a half-dozen state agencies produced relevant documents in a reasonable time frame and generally free of charge, an audit performed as...
2015/03/17 15:56
2015/03/17 15:56
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Unemployment in South Florida and in the state has markedly improved, but it was not as low as last year's data indicated, according to new numbers released Tuesday. Florida's Department of Economic...
2015/03/17 10:51
2015/03/17 10:51
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TALLAHASSEE — State lawmakers Monday warned the agency in charge of handling unemployment benefits that next year's audit had better be clean,even as officials reported that many of the woes uncovered...
2015/03/16 20:09
2015/03/16 20:09
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By: Associated PressMarch 16, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- State officials are insisting that Florida's troubled system used by unemployed residents is fixed despite a scathing new audit. State...
2015/03/14 00:03
2015/03/14 00:03
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When Disney World agreed last year to pay its workers at least $10 an hour starting in 2016, it fueled predictions that others in the hospitality industry would follow. Now, with other major...
2015/03/12 00:31
2015/03/12 00:31
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A bill aimed at promoting adoptions but that also erases an outdated ban on same-sex couples adopting children was approved Wednesday by the Florida House. A same-sex couples’ ban had been in place...
2015/03/11 21:03
2015/03/11 21:03
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Lawmakers are hoping to redesign Florida’s defunct taxpayer incentive program for the film and entertainment industry, promising to “get more bang for less bucks” to get it approved. Sen. Nancy...
2015/03/09 17:08
2015/03/09 17:08
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Governor Rick Scott today announced that the number of online job openings in Florida reached an all-time high in February 2015 with a total of 292,249 openings (seasonally...
2015/03/08 22:33
2015/03/08 22:33
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KISSIMMEE — For the past two decades, Steve Fauerbach annually has traveled the nearly 1,300 miles from his home in Wisconsin to watch the Houston Astros during spring training. What he leaves...
2015/03/27 23:36
2015/03/27 23:36
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