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The Star
Jobless rate continues falla labor force of 101,913, up 1,115 over the past year, there were 4,005 unemplo
The Star / Posted 15 hours ago
a labor force of 101,913, up 1,115 over the past year, there were 4,005 unemployed in the region, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. In several industry sectors the region out-paced the state: mining, logging and... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Irma took your job? State offers another short-term solutionand facilities. It’s part of the federal government’s Dislocated Worker Grants,
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
and facilities. It’s part of the federal government’s Dislocated Worker Grants, and will be administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Limited unemployment benefits are also available for Irma victims through the state’s... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Floridians can apply for temp workapply for temporary jobs, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday. The Dislocated
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted yesterday
apply for temporary jobs, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday. The Dislocated Worker Grants, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provide disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs that support storm... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Governor Scott: Floridians should prepare, restock hurricane kitsProtection with debris removal within district boundaries. BUSINESS, INDUSTRY,
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 2 days ago
Protection with debris removal within district boundaries. BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, & ECONOMIC STABILIZATION The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has launched the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Disaster Unemployment Assistance availableand residents whose employment/self-employment was lost or interrupted as a res
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 2 days ago
and residents whose employment/self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of Hurricane Irma. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is currently accepting applications for DUA from residents and businesses in Alachua,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Disaster unemployment pay available for workers, self-employed in South Floridafor disaster unemployment assistance for those whose work was lost or interrupt
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
for disaster unemployment assistance for those whose work was lost or interrupted by the storm, according to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity. To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria: Applicants cannot also qualify... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Disaster unemployment pay available for workers, self-employed in South Floridais available to both workers and self-employed whose work was lost or interrupt
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
is available to both workers and self-employed whose work was lost or interrupted by the storm, according to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity. Worked or were self-employed, or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment; Are... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Disaster Unemployment Assistance could provide you relief after Hurricane Irmaand residents whose employment/self-employment was lost or interrupted as a res
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 2 days ago
and residents whose employment/self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of Hurricane Irma. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is currently accepting applications for DUA from residents and businesses in Alachua,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Small Business Administration opens Jacksonville disaster assistance centerEmergency Bridge Loan Program to provide short-term, interest free loans to bus
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 days ago
Emergency Bridge Loan Program to provide short-term, interest free loans to businesses impacted by the storm. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity along with the Small Business Development Center networks will administer the state... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Expert: State unemployment numbers nearing historic lowscoming months. “It just doesn’t get that low, but it’s getting that low,” he s
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
coming months. “It just doesn’t get that low, but it’s getting that low,” he said. According to figures released by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys, had the state's lowest jobless rate in... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Lake County's unemployment rate ticks down a notch to 4.1 percentto 4.1 percent. It’s a bigger drop when compared to the year before, when the
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
to 4.1 percent. It’s a bigger drop when compared to the year before, when the rate was 5 percent, according to the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Surrounding counties also saw slight reductions in joblessness. Seminole County has the... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Unemployment dips below 4 percent in Broward; Palm Beach County sees improvementwas at 4.8 in August, much improved from the 5.3 percent and 5.7 percent a year
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
was at 4.8 in August, much improved from the 5.3 percent and 5.7 percent a year ago, respectively, according to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity. August’s job creation numbers and job losses over the year show how Broward and Palm... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
St. Johns County saw unemployment rate sink to 3.2 percent in Augustin St. Johns County continues to produce positive numbers. According to the la
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 6 days ago
in St. Johns County continues to produce positive numbers. According to the latest numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, St. Johns County had the second-lowest unemployment rate in Florida in August at 3.2... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
FRIDAY: Announcements, breaking news for St. Johns County (Updating)Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated to support small businesses im
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 6 days ago
Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will manage and provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Hurricane Irma dealt an uneven blow to local small businessfor such things as a safe room or storm shelter for future disasters. Interest
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
for such things as a safe room or storm shelter for future disasters. Interest-free loans are now available from the state Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), up to $25,000, which have to be repaid in 90 to 180 days. The Florida Small... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Post-Hurricane Irma resources to aid business recoveriesSpecial farm program provisions: A more complete listing of special farm progra
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Special farm program provisions: A more complete listing of special farm program provisions go.usa.gov/xRe8p. --Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: (DEO) Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program to provide temporary income support to... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
Gov. Scott issues updates on Tropical Storm Irmahotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 9 days ago
hotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and private sector support organizations. The Department of Economic Opportunity is readying the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program to provide temporary income... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Gov. Scott issues updates on Tropical Storm Irmahotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 9 days ago
hotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and private sector support organizations. The Department of Economic Opportunity is readying the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program to provide temporary income... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
Gov. Scott issues updates on Tropical Storm Irmahotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 9 days ago
hotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and private sector support organizations. The Department of Economic Opportunity is readying the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program to provide temporary income... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Gov. Scott issues updates on Tropical Storm Irmahotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 9 days ago
hotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and private sector support organizations. The Department of Economic Opportunity is readying the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program to provide temporary income... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
Gov. Scott issues updates on Tropical Storm Irmahotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 9 days ago
hotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and private sector support organizations. The Department of Economic Opportunity is readying the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program to provide temporary income... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Gov. Scott issues updates on Tropical Storm Irmahotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 10 days ago
hotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and private sector support organizations. The Department of Economic Opportunity is readying the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program to provide temporary income... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Strong demand for construction workers likely to swell further in storms' aftermathspecialty construction jobs are expected to grow by nearly 19 percent through 2
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
specialty construction jobs are expected to grow by nearly 19 percent through 2024, according to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity. In South Florida, job growth for construction trades ranges from 12 percent to 16... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Florida's private-sector job growth increases 8 percent over year agocounties have been gaining the most jobs in business and professional services
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
counties have been gaining the most jobs in business and professional services in recent months, according to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity. Florida has been outpacing national job growth since May 2012. Also, ADP numbers don’t... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 7health care organizations, are required to be filled by 2020 and pay beyond $53
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
health care organizations, are required to be filled by 2020 and pay beyond $53,130 per year. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Cognizant received a state incentives package of $225,000. 2 KILLED IN WRONG-WAY... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
State of emergency: More National Guard mobilized ahead of Hurricane Irmatime, residential students will be allowed to shelter in place. BUSINESS, INDU
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 15 days ago
time, residential students will be allowed to shelter in place. BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, & ECONOMIC STABILIZATION The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Division of Emergency Management (DEM) created an event in the Florida... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Texas-based Cognizant Technology Solutions adds 75 jobs to Tampaa press event for the expansion. The company received a state incentives packa
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
a press event for the expansion. The company received a state incentives package of $225,000 according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Contact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Hurricane Irma: Tolls lifted on Florida roads starting at 5 p.m.Harvey have already returned or are in the process of returning. The FWC is now
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
Harvey have already returned or are in the process of returning. The FWC is now preparing search and rescue teams. -- The Department of Economic Opportunity has activated its Private Sector Hotline at 850-815-4925. Businesses can call with... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
7,000 members of the Florida National Guard ordered to report for dutyHarvey have already returned or are in the process of returning. The FWC is now
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
Harvey have already returned or are in the process of returning. The FWC is now preparing search and rescue teams. -- The Department of Economic Opportunity has activated its Private Sector Hotline at 850-815-4925. Businesses can call with... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Irma strengthens to Cat 5 hurricane with 185 mph windssheltering) based on a major hurricane impacting the state. BUSINESS, INDUSTRY
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 16 days ago
sheltering) based on a major hurricane impacting the state. BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, & ECONOMIC STABILIZATION • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Division of Emergency Management created an event in the Florida Virtual Business... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
St. Augustine presses for ‘policy change’ on sea level riseinfrastructure, including its wastewater treatment plant, is vulnerable to floo
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 16 days ago
infrastructure, including its wastewater treatment plant, is vulnerable to flooding, according to a study by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. In low-lying areas such as Davis Shores, high tides flood streets more than a dozen... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Central Florida governments, schools make case for new state fundago to pay for infrastructure and job training. But it’s not clear when the mo
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
ago to pay for infrastructure and job training. But it’s not clear when the money will be dispersed or what criteria the Department of Economic Opportunity, the state agency reviewing the proposals, will use to grade the plans. A DEO spokeswoman... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop marketing, research efforts get boost from stateOrganizations supporting the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop stand to receive $75,0
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 24 days ago
Organizations supporting the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop stand to receive $75,000 from the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity to promote the trail. The scope of work includes branding, mapping and marketing efforts as well as comprehensive... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Restaurants lead Central Florida's job growth2007. The average pay for a fast-food worker is $14,833 a year, whether full-ti
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
2007. The average pay for a fast-food worker is $14,833 a year, whether full-time or part-time, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and labor analytics firm EMSI. Full-service restaurant workers make about $21,786 a year... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
More than half of Florida's unemployed find jobs in less than four monthsunemployed find jobs in less than four months, and 29 percent within five weeks
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 27 days ago
unemployed find jobs in less than four months, and 29 percent within five weeks, according to July data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Compare that to five years ago, when Florida was just beginning to climb out of the... Read more
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The Star
Jobless rate falls, economic indicators strongup 1,285, or 1.3 percent, compared to July 2016, there were 4,189 unemployed in
The Star / Posted 28 days ago
up 1,285, or 1.3 percent, compared to July 2016, there were 4,189 unemployed in the region, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. In July, the Panama City MSA, which includes Gulf County, had the fastest annual job... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
St. Johns County unemployment rate stayed at 3.3 percent in Julyunemployment rates for July were unchanged from the previous month, according t
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 1 months ago
unemployment rates for July were unchanged from the previous month, according to information released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. St. Johns County had an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent, which was the second-lowest... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
South Florida's unemployment continued lower trend in Julyjobs; and information, 300 jobs. The state added 226,200 jobs over the year, a
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
jobs; and information, 300 jobs. The state added 226,200 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.7 percent, said Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity. Nationwide, unemployment rates were higher in July in three states — Alaska, Maine and... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
DeFuniak Springs receives 'Main Street' designation (PHOTOS, VIDEO)Committee. Organizations represented on the committee include the Florida Divis
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
Committee. Organizations represented on the committee include the Florida Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida Redevelopment Association, Florida League of Cities, Florida Trust for Historic... Read more

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