July 18, 2019

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What you need to know about Florida today

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Professional, business services fueling Florida’s private sector job growth

In the past year, 206,300 new private-sector jobs were created in Florida overall and 24,300 private-sector jobs were created in February 2019. The professional and business services sector led all fields with 50,600 new jobs in the past 12 months, followed by education and health services with 40,700 new jobs. More from GlobeSt.

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Keeping millennials in space

The space industry needs young engineers — and Millennials like a certain lifestyle. Laura and Barry Hamilton are designing their Launch Pad apartment complex and co-work space with Millennials in mind. The co-work space is scheduled to open this year. More from Florida Trend.

Ultimate Software top executives to reap millions from buyout

Top executive officers of Ultimate Software would be collectively $102 million richer as result of a planned buyout of the company by a private equity firm, according to the Weston-based company’s recent securities filing. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Florida homeowners have until Friday to register for the Rebuild Florida Project

This Friday is the deadline for homeowners to apply for the ‘Rebuild Florida’ program. The program will help low-income Floridians in all or parts of 14 counties pay for still uncompleted home repairs caused by damage from 2017′s Hurricane Irma. More from WWSB.

Look inside Tropicana plant reveals manufacturing operation with precise processes, staggering numbers

One of the main sources of Tropicana orange juice — one of the most widely recognized orange juice brands in the world — comes from a plant in Bradenton. But for the most part that facility, which, along with a smaller plant in Fort Pierce service all of North America with Tropicana OJ, does its work relatively out of the way. More from the Business Observer.

Capital Shoe Fixery

 Capital Shoe Fixery has been a fixture in Tallahassee for generations. Nick Camechis' father bought the business in 1966 when it was located where the House of Representatives sits now, on Jefferson Street in downtown. Turning 65 this month, Camechis can file for Social Security, but don't expect him to retire anytime soon.

» More from the Tallahassee Democrat.


Florida Law
Tampa elevator company exec says he was fired after raising discrimination concerns

floridaThe former vice president of human resources at Oracle Elevator this month sued the company, alleging that he was fired after objecting to discriminatory comments made by two executives. Vong Keovongsa contends that Oracle wrongfully terminated him under the Florida Whistleblower Act and has breached its employment contract with him.

» Read more from the Tampa Bay Times.

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The Skyway Bridge Disaster documentary
The Skyway Bridge Disaster documentary

Tampa Theatre will host the premiere of the new documentary, The Skyway Bridge Disaster, about the deaths of 35 people in the freighter crash that collapsed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in May 1980.

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