OCALA, Fla. (July 16, 2021) – The agriculture-rich workforce regions of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, CareerSource North Central Florida and CareerSource Florida Crown have teamed up to hold an Agriculture Job Fair on July 28 from 2-5 p.m. at locations throughout each region.
CareerSource CLM’s job fair takes place at the World Equestrian Center at 1390 NW 80th Ave., in Ocala.
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Ocala MSA leads state in fastest manufacturing job growth rate
OCALA, Fla. (July 16, 2021) –The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region rose nearly a percentage point in June to 6.4 percent – driven in part by the seasonal summer spike, but also perhaps an indication that more people are looking for work as federal pandemic payments end.
Across the three-county region, the labor force was 213,663, down 1,660 compared to May but up 15,745 over the year for an annual growth rate of 8.0 percent.
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Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan has been approved for a business impacted by Hurricane Sally.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will provide the loan to Brett Hinely, owner of Bluewater Bay Marina in Niceville, Florida.
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The controversy over 5G’s implementation has reached Citrus County.
On Tuesday, a woman called “Miss Beatrice” spoke to county commissioners about the health effects of the 5G communications network coming soon to a town near you.
Below is a video of the woman’s presentation, and the responses of the officials.
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The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis.
This year’s sales tax holiday begins Friday, May 29, 2020, and extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020.
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The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage for the District’s central and southern regions, which include Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.
The primary purpose for a Phase I water shortage is to alert the public that watering restrictions could be forthcoming.
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