Tag: Thomas Perez

A.G. GancarskiNovember 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the disbursment of over $111 million in “America’s Promise” grants Friday, with over $4 million headed to Florida. Florida State College — Jacksonville will get $1.804 million; the Brevard Workforce Development Board will get $2.38 million. These awards stem from a competition held earlier in 2016, in which the White House […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 24, 2015

In 2011, the Florida Legislature began to impose sweeping new restrictions and procedural hurdles for Floridians applying for unemployment insurance. However, problems with the $60 million 2013 unveiling of the state unemployment website CONNECT forced applicants to wait months for their benefits.  According to a new report, those restrictions have made it so onerous for the […]


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