Tag: private sector

Janelle Irwin TaylorSeptember 21, 2018

The Tampa area continued its streak of being the second highest job-creation center in the state, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday. Trailing behind only Orlando in jobs created, the Tampa area added 34,600 private sector jobs over the past year. Statewide, private businesses created 20,000 jobs in August. Tampa’s unemployment in August was 3.6 percent, lower than […]

Scott PowersAugust 9, 2018

With only a few moments of minor disagreements about how to address broad issues such as affordable housing or transportation, Orange County mayoral candidates Rob Panepinto, Jerry Demings, and Pete Clarke instead clashed Thursday evening over styles: Clarke with heart, Demings with trust, and Panepinto with innovation. Throughout the mayoral debate hosted by WOFL Fox […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 21, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott said ‘let there be jobs’—and there were jobs. And the jobs numbers were good. In fact, in one key metric—the official unemployment rate—the numbers were the best in a decade. Florida’s unemployment rate “has dropped to its lowest rate in 10 years and nearly 18,000 new jobs were created for families across the state in […]

Drew WilsonMarch 14, 2016

Republican candidate Lange Sykes boosted his lead in the three-way primary race for House District 54 with more than $7,000 in February contributions. “Our community is looking for a strong conservative message from a candidate who creates jobs and has signed both sides of a paycheck,” Sykes said Monday. “The House District 54 seat belongs […]


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