September 22, 2019
Florida Business News

As tourist season nears, hospitality workers are in short supply

The job openings are only expected to grow as new hotel properties and restaurants open this coming tourist season.

Florida's algae task force holds its first meeting

A state task force to help determine strategies for researching and mitigating harmful algae blooms met Thursday in St. Petersburg. Florida’s Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force is funded for a year.

Florida hospitals file suit, demand compensation from opioid companies

Twenty-seven Florida hospitals are the latest to join a flurry of litigation against big-name opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

How a Tampa Bay ethical hacker helps companies with security

A-Lign is a cybersecurity auditing company that helps companies shore up their security practices to meet industry and legal standards.

Visit Florida launches #LoveFL campaign to help tourism industry recover from Hurricane Dorian

Officials at Visit Florida hope a social media campaign helps the tourism industry recover from the effects of Hurricane Dorian, which threatened the state’s east coast during Labor Day weekend.

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