Thursday, January 24, 2019

Gov. Scott, lawmakers clash over funneling tax dollars to businesses

Gov. Rick Scott's mantra for years has been jobs, jobs, jobs. Now a key fund used to offer money to businesses that create jobs is dwindling, and he's clashing with his...

CareerSource Broward announces TechConnect program

CareerSource Broward  has launched TechConnect initiative targeting the technology industry. TechConnect is a collaborative partnership between CareerSource Broward, local tech employers, BrowardCounty educational institutions, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and technology industry associations. ...

Smart-pill-bottle company SMRxT moves headquarters to Orlando

SMRxT, a company that makes smart pill bottles, is moving its headquarter to Orlando from New York, bringing with it 55 new jobs and making a $580,000 capital investment in the community,...

Photon-X deal may draw Fortune 100 firms to Osceola

A local company that boasts Fortune 100 companies as clients may start bringing some of those firms to Central Florida, a move that would create high-wage jobs in the region. Photon-X, a...

3 ways to keep local tech talent in Orlando

Orlando’s tech industry continues to expand at a fast rate. The software development industry alone grows an average of 13 percent per year, according to BizMiner. However, the talent pool lags...

Software firm may bring office, jobs to Gainesville

A New Jersey software company is interested in opening a Gainesville office that over eight years could create 140 jobs paying an average annual wage of $55,000, according to applications for...

South Florida’s IT sector continues to battle high turnover rates, survey shows

A majority of South Florida’s information technology workers see their industry as stagnant and would consider ditching their jobs for a position out of state, an annual survey of more than...

UWF to disburse $5M in economic development funding

The University of West Florida’s Office of Economic Development has $5 million for companies relocating or expanding to the Gulf Coast and who create jobs while doing so. The money comes from...

Scott questions Sanford Burnham move

Rick Scott's office sent a sharply worded letter to Sanford Burnham and UF on Friday, indicating the governor was kept in the dark and demanding answers about what their negotiations would mean for...

Tech wages lag in Florida, study finds

Despite a growing number of tech jobs in Florida, the state comes up short on wages, a new report concludes Florida ranks fifth in the nation for the growth of tech jobs...
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