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Gov. Scott Invites Laid-Off Energy Workers To Seek Jobs In Florida


Florida Gov. Rick Scott is inviting energy-industry workers laid off in other places to start new careers in Florida. 

Bloomberg News estimates more than 30,000 oil and gas industry workers have been let go as companies slash budgets amidst declining oil prices. Scott’s administration is posting an open invitation to those workers to come find a job in Florida. The state has created the website Fueling Florida, where job seekers can search openings available through the CareerSource Florida network.

A news release from the Department of Economic Opportunity says more than 269,000 job listings are in the system. The department also reports, since the spring of 2012, all 10 of Florida’s major industries have added workers.