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2014/12/19 21:13
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... NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) Gov. Rick Scott declared Friday that Florida has reached his 2010 campaign goal of creating 700,000 jobs within seven years, as the state's unemployment rate was posted...
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2014/12/19 18:07
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The construction sector shed 400 jobs in November in the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota metro area, while the retail sector added roughly 1,600 positions for an increase of 4% from October. The...
2014/12/17 16:03
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Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday replaced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey with the head of the Capitol Police. No explanation was immediately given for the change...
2014/12/17 01:50
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JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL The Times-Union Hemming Park to host social service agencies Hemming Park will host Jacksonville social services agencies Wednesday as part of a new nationwide event to...
2014/12/16 19:50
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One of CareerSource’s directives is to help people who are unemployed get their job search on track. We regularly reach out to people receiving Re-employment Assistance (Florida’s term for...
2014/12/16 19:36
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A continuing rebound in Florida's economy could translate to a nearly $1 billion surplus in the state budget for 2015, economists predict. But legislative leaders are greeting the news with caution as...
2014/12/16 19:09
2014/12/16 19:09
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News Release: Governor's Press OfficeDecember 16, 2014 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Chad Poppell as Secretary of the Department of Management...
2014/12/13 07:47
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By DOUG WILSONSenior Writer | 217-221-3372 QUINCY -- With Lock & Dam 21 as the backdrop, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock told a crowd on Friday that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a funding...
2014/12/11 22:48
2014/12/11 22:48
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Imagine being kicked out of your home just days before Christmas. They're about to be evicted from their apartment on Kirkman Road. But they say it's all because of a mistake the state keeps...
2014/12/11 13:09
2014/12/11 13:09
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News Release: Associated PressDecember 11, 2014 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is keeping his jobs agency director for his second term. Scott announced Wednesday that he is...
2014/12/11 06:06
2014/12/11 06:06
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The Monroe County Commission postponed approving changes that would increase building height limits and change the amount of development allowed on some offshore islands until county staff can hold...
2014/12/10 21:09
2014/12/10 21:09
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News Release: Governor's Press Office December 10, 2014 Governor Rick Scott announced that Cognizant, a Fortune 500 leading global provider of information technology, consulting, and business...
2014/12/10 04:05
2014/12/10 04:05
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JACKSON COUNTY-- Jackson County is trying to bring thousands of jobs to the area. The county is in the process of getting a few locations certified, so they'll be ready if a new business moves to the...
2014/12/08 17:52
2014/12/08 17:52
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Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 6.0 percent in October, 2014 is at the lowest level in approximately six years when the June, 2008 rate was also 6.0 percent. The latest numbers are...
2014/12/05 16:21
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The number of online job openings in Florida is higher than it's ever been, Gov. Rick Scott announced this week. There were 279,394 job openings in November, according to data from The Conference...
2014/12/04 17:16
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During Tuesday’s meeting of the Gulf County Tourist Development Advisory Council the group took a look back and a look forward. Executive director Jennifer Jenkins announced a 9.41 percent increase...
2014/12/03 21:33
2014/12/03 21:33
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Florida workers who earn the minimum wage will get a 12-cent bump in their pay on Jan. 1. The state's minimum wage will increase to $8.05, up 12 cents from $7.93 in 2014. For tipped employees, the...
2014/12/03 01:31
2014/12/03 01:31
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The $1 million a year Jacksonville has requested for stadium improvements from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity could be used to make major upgrades to the club-level space at EverBank...
2014/12/02 00:26
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Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October 2014 was 6 percent, the lowest level in approximately six years. The June 2008 rate was also 6.0 percent. The latest numbers are down from...
2014/11/30 06:26
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SEBRING — Highlands County has much of what it needs – comparatively cheap land and labor – but the community isn’t doing what it must to attract economic development. That’s according to a report...
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