By Michael Cadigan on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:45 am
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to hire 100,000 returning service members in the next five years beginning this Memorial Day. Honorably discharged veterans are eligible in their first year off active duty and the plan is aimed at limiting unemployment among local veterans.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released unemployment numbers today that showed unemployment was at 7.7 percent, down from 7.9 percent. That is the lowest number since 2008. However, some experts say today’s lower numbers may not reflect the true unemployment […]
By Kelly Price on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm
Florida labor officials say the state’s unemployment dropped to its lowest mark in nearly four years in October with 8.5 percent of the workforce still hunting for jobs. Although the figure is an improvement from September’s 8.7 percent unemployment in […]
By Kelly Price on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 2, 2012 at 11:06 am
As Election Day nears, groups brace for legal showdown at the polls – In the post Bush vs. Gore era, this is what democracy looks like: lawyers and volunteers scrutinizing how ballots are distributed, scanned and stored. This election season […]
By Kelly Price on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Getting a job just got trickier. The Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties is now warning jobseekers to stay alert for scams using the names of legitimate businesses and organizations. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said the regional […]
By Kelly Price on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: October 10, 2012 at 9:42 am
Two UF systems breached in international hacking Monday – Hundreds of thousands of email addresses, passwords, IDs and names of students and faculty members were taken from more than 100 universities worldwide as part of a hacking sweep by an anonymous […]
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Consumer confidence has reached the highest level in five years this past month and Chris McCarty said it is mostly due to positive economic changes. This increase in confidence could play a roll in the upcoming presidential debates and election.
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By Chris Alcantara on September 21st, 2012 | Last updated: September 25, 2012 at 11:53 am
Florida’s unemployment rate unchanged at 8.8 percent – Tampa Bay Times – Florida’s unemployment stayed at 8.8 percent in August. A separate report stated that Florida added 23,200 jobs last month and is up 77,800 jobs compared to a year […]
WUFT discusses the state of the American worker with the community manager at the Marion County Workforce Connection.
By Elle Newbold on August 15th, 2012 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm
While the economy continues with its ups and downs across various areas of the country, for Americans who work with their hands, life is difficult. Many blue collar workers are finding it’s a difficult time for them, as they go […]