October 16, 2017


Gov. Scott Announces Siemens and Chromalloy to Create 350 New Jobs in Tampa

Governor Rick Scott has announced that Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation chose Hillsborough County as the headquarters location for their new joint venture, Advanced Airfoil Components. Read more »
Published on 10/9/2017

Amazon Opens Search for Amazon HQ2 – A Second Headquarters City in North America

New headquarters will be a full equal to Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, and is expected to grow to 50,000 employees as part of the company's ongoing job creation Read more »
Published on 9/29/2017

Federal Reemployment Assistance Available for Additional Counties

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to Florida businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of Hurricane Irma. Read more »
Published on 9/18/2017

Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 4 Percent in August

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that more than 22,000 private-sector jobs were created in August, while the state's unemployment rate dropped again to 4.0 percent, the lowest in more than a decade. Read more »
Published on 9/15/2017

Florida's July Employment Figures Released

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July 2017, unchanged from June 2017, and down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago. There were 411,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,114,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in July. Read more »
Published on 8/18/2017

Florida Job Growth Rate Continues to Outpace the Nation

Florida Leads Largest States in Job Growth Read more »
Published on 8/3/2017

Talent Hot Spots: Florida employment 'Location Quotient' 2016

To find concentrations of particular talents in Florida, Florida Trend used data from the state Department of Economic Opportunity — what's called the Location Quotient for occupations throughout Florida in 2016. It measures the concentrations of particular workers in Florida's counties. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2017

Florida added 13,500 private sector jobs in June, according to ADP Regional Employment Report®

The State of Florida added 13,500 private sector jobs during the month of June, 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 7/13/2017

Corin USA expands headquarters in Hillsborough County, creating 100 new jobs

The company plans to add up to 100 new high-wage jobs by 2022. Read more »
Published on 7/6/2017

Florida unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent in May

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in May, the lowest rate since August 2007. Read more »
Published on 6/16/2017

Gov. Scott signs state employee and law enforcement pay raise bill

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7022 which provides pay raises for Florida's sworn state law enforcement officers, correctional officers and state employees. Governor Scott recommended state law enforcement pay raises in his Fighting for Florida's Future budget earlier this year. Read more »
Published on 6/15/2017

Summary of SB 7022- Public Employees (comprehensive benefits package for Florida employees)

The bill is a comprehensive benefits package for state employees. It includes pay raises, modifications to the Florida Retirement System (FRS), and changes to the State Group Insurance Program. Read more »
Published on 6/14/2017

Florida achieves lowest unemployment rate in almost a decade

15,000 private sector jobs created in April Read more »
Published on 5/19/2017

Florida added 11,100 private sector jobs in April

The State of Florida added 11,100 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. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Regional Employment Report measures the change in regional and state nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally adjusted basis. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2017

Moffitt Cancer Center ranks No. 4 in nation for diversity and inclusion in health care facilities

DiversityInc's Top Hospitals and Health Systems List is a data-driven survey that looks at national employers and their demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2017

Gov. Scott: Florida leads large states in private-sector job growth

Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida tied Georgia for the fastest private-sector job growth rate of the 10 largest states in the nation. Read more »
Published on 5/2/2017

Florida businesses created nearly 54,000 jobs in first two months of 2017

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created 53,800 private-sector jobs in the first two months of 2017, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,346,200. Read more »
Published on 3/24/2017

Disney reaches agreement on pay practices with the Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor and two subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Co. have reached an agreement that will provide $3.8 million in back wages to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Read more »
Published on 3/20/2017

39 states add construction jobs between Jan. 2016 and 2017; 38 states added jobs from Dec. 2016 to Jan. 2017

Florida & Oregon Add Most Jobs for the Year; Mississippi & Alaska Have Largest Drops; Florida & Louisiana Top Monthly List; California & Nebraska Have Biggest Month-to-Month Drops Read more »
Published on 3/14/2017

Florida businesses created nearly 51,000 jobs in January

More than 1.34 million jobs created since December 2010 Read more »
Published on 3/13/2017

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