Region’s jobless rate continues to drop

Region’s jobless rate continues to drop

Citrus County unemployment rate at 4.7 percent for April

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Fire positions open in Ocala

Marion County Fire Rescue and the Marion County Board of County Commissioners are reigniting the Non-Certified Fire Academy, to fill 45 Firefighter, Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician positions.

Construction job fair, preparation workshop

Construction job fair, preparation workshop

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and the Citrus County Builders Association and Withlacoochee Technical College will present a construction job fair on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Economy adds more jobs in July than expected

Economy adds more jobs in July than expected

The U.S. economy added 209,000 net new jobs in July, beating expectations for 183,000 jobs. The unemployment rate ticked down slightly to 4.3% from 4.4%, while the labor force participation rate edged up to 62.9% from 62.8% during the month. Average hourly earnings meanwhile increased by 9 cents. The jobs numbers come on the heels […]

Smith named chair of workforce consortium

Smith named chair of workforce consortium

OCALA — Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith has been named chairman of the Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Consortium. Smith, of Inverness, served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010-2016 and is a US Army veteran whose 20 years included Operation Desert Storm. He was elected to the Citrus County Board […]

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