Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida's planned job cuts double
Florida's planned job cuts rose to 1,351 in October, slightly more than double the 645 in the same month a year ago, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Wednesday. Jobs were trimmed in the mortgage, healthcare, transit and waste management sectors, said Challenger, which tracks job cuts announced by employers nationwide. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Miami-Dade voters approve $830 million for Jackson Health System
Months of public discussion about the long-deferred needs of Jackson Health System and the urgency for upgrading the aging public hospital system paid off Tuesday. Miami-Dade voters approved a referendum to raise their property taxes and fund $830 million in new equipment and facilities for Jackson. The victory at the polls helps secure Jackson’s future in the face of declining reimbursements from state and federal government programs and the uncertainties of the Affordable Care Act, said Carlos Migoya, chief executive. More at the Miami Herald.
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SeaWorld chairman sells off $1.3 million in company shares
The chairman of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s board of directors sold nearly $1.3 million worth of company stock over the last week, according to a new regulatory filing. The stock sales come a little more than week before two important events for Orlando-based SeaWorld, which owns 11 amusement parks across the country. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
New Yorkers now top spenders for Miami homes
New Yorkers are emerging as the darlings of local real estate. Accustomed to expensive property and wanting to escape state taxes, they’re outspending other buyers to set up a local home base. More at Miami Today.
Dolphins’ locker room isn’t only workplace with a bully
It’s easy to get bullied at work. Speaking up is another story. Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin has shown us that bullying can happen to adults in the workplace, and refusing to tolerate those working conditions takes courage. The question now is what it will take for professional sports and Corporate America to address bullying in the workplace before it makes headlines. More at the Miami Herald.
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