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June 19, 2018


Florida businesses created 19,000 private-sector jobs in May

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 19,000 private-sector jobs in May and 179,000 in the past year, for a total of 1,539,800 jobs since December 2010. Read more »
Published on 6/15/2018

UF to partner with Walmart in new education benefit for associates

Benefit includes options for associates to earn a college degree without incurring student loan debt Read more »
Published on 5/31/2018

Gauging The Minimum Wage - for Florida and the Nation

Everyone's got an opinion on the minimum wage, but who actually knows what it looks like in the present? People from each state -- including Florida -- show off their knowledge of the minimum wage - and what they'd like it to be in the future. Read more »
Published on 5/31/2018

Pratt & Whitney to Create 215 New Jobs and Expand in Palm Beach County

Pratt & Whitney, a leading global manufacturer of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, will be expanding its site in Palm Beach County and creating 215 new jobs. In addition to these new jobs, since 2012, Pratt & Whitney has created 300 jobs for Florida families and employs a total of more than 1,300 Floridians. Read more »
Published on 5/23/2018

Businesses Continue to Create Thousands of Jobs for Floridians

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 1,516,900 jobs since December 2010, including 8,300 private-sector jobs in April and 170,400 in the last year. Florida's annual job growth rate of 2.3 percent continues to exceed the nation's rate of 1.8 percent. Read more »
Published on 5/18/2018

Florida ranks mid-to-low in "Best & Worst States for Working Moms" study

With Mother's Day around the corner and more than 70 percent of moms with young children working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Working Moms. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2018

Florida Added 16,300 Private Sector Jobs In April, According To ADP Regional Employment Report®

ROSELAND, N.J. -- The State of Florida added 16,300 private sector jobs during the month of April, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report which is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2018

Greenway Health expands Tampa headquarters, will add 100 high-wage jobs

Governor Rick Scott announced today that health information technology and services provider Greenway Health is expanding its headquarters in Tampa. The company will add another 104 new high-wage jobs to its Westshore district location and invest $1.8 million in the project. Read more »
Published on 4/17/2018

United Technologies Creates 480 Jobs in Palm Beach County, Opens New UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings

Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for United Technologies' new UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings in Palm Beach County. Read more »
Published on 4/17/2018

Florida Added 17,500 Private Sector Jobs In March 2017

The State of Florida added 17,500 private sector jobs during the month of March, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report. Read more »
Published on 4/12/2018

Florida Businesses Created More Than 25,000 Private-Sector Jobs in February

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created more than 25,000 private-sector jobs in February. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2018

IRONMAN Expansion to Create 70 New Jobs at Tampa Headquarters

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that IRONMAN, a global endurance sports brand, will be expanding its Tampa headquarters and creating 70 new jobs. The company currently employs more than 160 Floridians. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2018

PROTECH survey reveals record tech hiring in 16 years in South Florida

Tech workers report high willingness to change employers Read more »
Published on 3/16/2018

Florida Businesses Created More Than 10,000 Private-Sector Jobs in January

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created more than 10,000 private-sector jobs in January. Read more »
Published on 3/12/2018

Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to receive nearly $23 million from state

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott announced nearly $23 million in awards for eleven additional Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects across the state. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature last year, provides $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/8/2018

Spirit Airlines Pilots Ratify 5-Year Agreement

Spirit Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), announced the ratification of a new five-year working agreement Wednesday. Of the 98 percent of pilots who voted, 70 percent cast ballots in favor of the agreement. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2018

Virgin Voyages to Create 300 Jobs at New Headquarters in Broward County

On Wednesday, Governor Rick Scott announced that Virgin Voyages, a new cruise company by the global Virgin brands, has selected Plantation for their new headquarters, which will create 300 new jobs. The company will also invest $15.9 million in the local community. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

Gov. Scott: Lockheed Martin to Expand and Create 500 New Jobs in Orlando

Today, Governor Scott announced Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, will be expanding in Orlando and creating 500 new jobs. The average wage of the 500 new jobs will be $87,064. The company will also invest more than $50 million in their Orlando facility. Lockheed Martin currently employs over 14,000 Floridians at 73 locations. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

Lockheed Martin Announces Orlando Expansion, Hiring Plans

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today broke ground on a new, $50 million, 255,000 square foot office facility and announced plans to hire about 1,800 people over the next two years, of which about 500 will be based in Orlando. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

Gov. Scott: Florida Businesses Created Nearly 30,000 Private-Sector Jobs in December

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created nearly 30,000 private-sector jobs in December. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,497,100 jobs, including nearly 205,000 jobs created in 2017. Read more »
Published on 1/19/2018

Where Florida cities rank on US News & World report's 'Best Paying Cities'

To calculate Best Jobs, U.S. News draws data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand. Jobs are then scored using seven component measures: 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, median salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2018

Wayfair to create 100 jobs at three new distributions centers across Florida

Today, Governor Scott announced that Wayfair Inc., one of the world's largest online retailers for home goods, is opening three new distribution centers in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. This expansion will create 100 new jobs and allow Wayfair to continue to expand delivery to millions of consumers from these Florida locations. Read more »
Published on 12/12/2017

Bridging talent gap, growing opportunities in Florida through apprenticeships

The talent gap we face in Florida is not a new problem nor is it unique to our state. According to the Florida Chamber, while more than 400,000 are looking for jobs, we have 232,000 jobs looking for people. Read more »
Published on 11/27/2017

Florida unemployment rate drops to 3.6 percent

More than 127,000 private-sector jobs were created in October. Read more »
Published on 11/17/2017

MetLife to Expand in Tampa, Add 430 Additional High-Wage Jobs by 2019

The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation has announced that MetLife, Inc. is expanding its Tampa operations, adding 430 additional, high-wage jobs at its existing campus and investing $25 million in the project. Read more »
Published on 11/6/2017

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