Florida unemployment rate drops to 6.1% in January
Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in January, continuing to tick down even as employment shrank by 2,600 jobs, the Department of Economic Opportunity reported this morning. More at the Palm Beach Post, the Orlando Sentinel and CBS Miami.
See also: Unemployment rates rise in South Florida
A time to reflect
Learning to give back is such an important virtue every leader should develop. Money and greed just will not seem very satisfying as you come to the end of your career. Being concerned only with monetary rewards while ignoring our society’s real needs is a shame. Read more from Jerry Osteryoung.
Q&A: John Clarke and Martin Lynch of JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
John Clarke and Martin Lynch pride themselves on building and maintaining South Florida’s most authentic Irish pub. Everything in it — the deep-mahogany bar, the maple floorboards, the memorabilia on the walls — is from Ireland, including the owners, who immigrated to the United States in the early 1980s from Killinkere in County Cavan, northwest of Dublin. More at the Miami Herald.
Companies crack the code to employee satisfaction
If human resources (HR) professionals do just one thing this year, it should be focused on fostering a learning culture that makes employees more productive and happy. This was one of the primary messages from a panel of experts who gathered at the 11th annual SAPInsider Human Resource (HR) 2014 Conference held this week in Orlando, Florida. More at Forbes.
Personal driver services growing as drinkers avoid driving
Sometimes you don't even know your designated driver. More people are deciding to hire a personal driving service for work, errands and safe partying, particularly on occasions like St. Patrick's Day. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.