April 23, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/8/2013

› Goodwill program focused on helping unemployed women
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is focusing on women. The nonprofit is one of 45 Goodwill agencies across the country participating in Beyond Jobs, a program that focuses on women who are unemployed or underemployed by providing them with job training and placement services.

› Youfit opening health club in Kendall, its 46th location
Founded by Rick Berks in 2008, the rapidly expanding Youfit Health Clubs offers no-frills gyms that require no long-term contracts and charge about $10 month, less than a third of what most clubs charge.
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› No checking account? Bank on Orlando program can help
If you're among the nearly one in three Orlando-area residents who regularly relies on high-interest payday lenders and check-cashing ventures, help may be on the way. The Heart of Florida United Way today launched a banking program for those with low to moderate incomes who need a little support and financial guidance.

› Scorecards keep hospitals on their toes
One of the biggest changes to health care in recent years is the push to measure and link hospital payments to the seemingly fuzzy concept of patient “satisfaction.”

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