Space Florida decides to move forward on developing jobs, landing facility projects

Space Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: athlux The board of Space Florida, the state-run organization in charge of promoting the aerospace industry, has approved nearly $60 million for upgrades to the Launch Landing Facility (LLF) and has decided to move forward with vendor solicitations on two other unnamed projects that are expected to

Florida jobless rate drops to lowest number since 2006

Florida Employment Rates; Person visiting job portal online — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Blueee77 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Sunshine State’s unemployment rate fell to 2.5 percent last month, the lowest rate since October 2006 and the second lowest in the state’s recorded history, officials announced on Friday. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released a statement

Florida & Texas lead nation in tech job gains, surpassing California

Tech Job — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Indypendenz Tech workers continue to move far away from Silicon Valley as the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes labor markets, workplaces, and the industry, economy, and employers, analysts say. Net tech employment in both Florida and Texas grew twice as fast as it did in California last year.

Wawa convenience store chain opening more than 20 new Florida stores in 2022

Wawa Convenience Store — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Eric Glenn Wawa continues to open new locations throughout the Sunshine State and is seeking to hire over 2,000 new employees at the start of the new year. The Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain announced Wednesday they are beginning a new campaign with the goal of hiring 2,000 new

Florida’s aerospace agency, Space Florida, aims to bring 2,100 manufacturing jobs to Brevard County

Space Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: athlux Space Florida pushed forward with negotiations on Tuesday to bring 2,100 spacecraft manufacturing jobs to Brevard County over the next three years.  The Space Florida Board of Directors approved a staff request to complete negotiations with a company that is expected to invest more than $300

Florida announces withdrawal from federal pandemic unemployment benefits program effective June 26

Help Wanted sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andriy Blokhin After months of participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, Florida has officially announced it is withdrawing from the program effective June 26, 2021. Florida has been fortunate enough to rebound in a considerably quick fashion from the pandemic unemployment lows of

Florida begins paying out extra $300 weekly, still working to extend federal unemployment programs

Courtesy: Shutterstock-TALLAHASSEE, FL, USA – JUNE 11, 2019: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Tallahassee FL – Image By Felix Mizioznikov The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) says it has begun the process of releasing $300 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments extended and altered by the Continued Assistance Act, as part of the recent

Study Reveals Florida Has the 10th Worst Recovering Unemployment Rate in the U.S.

Unemployed Floridians in the state of Florida are denied by the Department of Economic Opportunity under the CARES Act due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami, Florida, USA on May 1, 2020. Photo and Caption: Blueee77/Shutterstock.com Despite all the wonder and beauty Florida has to offer, it is not without its faults. Indeed, it is