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Past winners of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Image via AP.

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 […]

Drew WilsonApril 21, 2018

State Sen. Aaron Bean this week delivered $975,000 to an organization working to train students in 21st century fields, such as robotics and computer programming. The Fernandina Beach Republican worked during the 2018 Legislative Session to secure the funding for Northeast Florida-based STEM2 Hub, headed by Kathleen Schofield. Careers in STEM, an acronym of science, […]

Scott PowersAugust 23, 2017

Is Florida going too far pushing STEM education? Is the state steering too many students toward university educations when they can get better-paying work in the trades without taking out $60,000 in student loans? Is the state ignoring its current workforce needs while trying to educate students for future economies? Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam […]

Guest AuthorNovember 10, 2016

Ahh, the Sunshine State — where it’s just another day in paradise and theme parks whisk visitors to fantasies where dreams come true. Problem is the reality isn’t so fancy for the many unemployed Floridians with a disability. Statistics from the Florida Scorecard Research report show that 63 percent of residents with a disability who […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 16, 2016

On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced some good news for Jacksonville: year over year, the Northeast Florida metropolis is up 24,300 jobs, with unemployment at 4.7 percent. Gov. Scott said, “Our work to create opportunities for every Florida family is working, especially in Jacksonville where businesses added more than 24,000 new jobs in the past year.” […]


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