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March was a month that a saw slight uptick in job growth in Jacksonville.

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The local, state and federal governments are looking to do business with more women, minorities and veterans.

Several agencies are hoping to meet with business owners on Tuesday at the University of North Florida.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott celebrated job creation Monday on a statewide “Million, Billion Jobs Victory Tour,” despite the Legislature’s denying Scott’s request for $250 million dollars for recruiting companies.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor says she’s thinking outside the box to incentivize businesses.

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Florida continued to add jobs in December. That’s according to Friday’s numbers from state Department of Economic Opportunity.

In Jacksonville, businesses like restaurants and hotels saw the biggest boost.

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Florida has added a million jobs since 2010.

That’s according to new numbers released by the state Department of Economic Opportunity Friday.

But, other economic indicators continue to be stagnant.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll be watching Tuesday’s Republican debate on CNN.

On Monday in Jacksonville, the Republican governor said the GOP candidates should focus on four key areas: job creation, balancing the federal budget, regulation reduction and ISIS.


State economists say as a whole in October, Florida experienced the highest one-month total for jobs added in 10 years.

The new jobs numbers released Friday show Jacksonville’s unemployment rate continuing its steady decline.

But there are some distinct differences between the statewide data and Jacksonville.

One of those differences is Jacksonville is actually adding jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the state. The First Coast’s unemployment rate is just under 5 percent while the statewide rate is just over 5 percent.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott kicked off a two-day business-recruiting trip in Kentucky Tuesday.

Scott met with Kentucky business owner Chris Yeazel, who’s expanding his 1st Choice Aerospace into Broward County.

“And they made a choice,” Scott said. “They could either expand in Kentucky or they could expand in Florida, and they chose Florida. That means 40 families in Florida are going to have a great job because Florida is a great place to do business.”

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It’s a good time to be a job seeker in Northeast Florida—especially if you live in St. Johns County. That was the report given Tuesday morning at the Florida Cabinet meeting in St. Augustine.

Business groups and labor unions sharply disagreed today over the potential impact of a proposed change to the federal rule governing overtime pay.

In coming months, the two sides will submit comments in writing to the Labor Department to try to shape the rule's final wording, but the verbal sparring already has begun.

Business leaders say hiking overtime pay would reduce hiring, while unions say the change would stimulate the economy by raising incomes for about 5 million Americans.

Before laying out the different reactions, we'll look at what happened today:


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.

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The hallways of Chaffee Trail elementary are lined with colorful trim. The green hall leads to the kindergartners, the blue hall leads to the fourth graders and a trip down the hallway with a bright mustang mural leads to the school’s book room, where a man will be seen stacking hard-covers and filling orders.

While managers and executives may have the most coveted titles, there are people largely unseen in almost every organization. They are wholly dedicated to their work without always receiving the recognition or distinction. In our Human Resources series we'll uncover the stories of these selfless individuals. Today we meet Dan Ziparo.

Drones, marriage equality and Florida Blue are in the headlines today.

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The people who walk through the doors of the Duval County School Board building often show up to deal with frustrating business.


A federal lawsuit against a local restaurant is shining a light on a larger issue — exploited and often undocumented workers in our state and around the country.

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As the chief executive of a local public health organization, it was somewhat ironic when Dawn Emerick started feeling like job-related stress was starting to affect her health.

Eddie Wayne Davis, Lenny Curry and Mike Crews are in the headlines today.

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Some 15,000 job seekers attended the city’s career fair Monday at the Prime Osborn Center, a thousand more people than attended last time.

More Than 150 Companies Looking To Hire At Jax Job Fair

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Dust off your resumes because companies will be on the search for prospective employees next week. 

Bloomberg TV's Yang Yang reports on how The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando Resort has boosted the economy and job market of Florida and the state.

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The campaign trail brought Governor Rick Scott back to JAXPORT on Wednesday with a promise to spend a billion dollars on Florida’s deep water ports.

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There is some good news out this month for local job seekers.

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Just off Beach Boulevard, east of Kernan Boulevard, a row of shiny, new Mediterranean-style homes teem with dozens of potential residents.

Governor Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, and UF Health are in the headlines today.

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Florida's unemployment rate for January 2014 was 6.1 percent, down from 6.2 percent in December.

The Mathews Bridge, food trucks, and public funding for sports stadiums are in the headlines today.

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A new report out this week says this month’s cuts to federal long-term unemployment benefits is hitting Florida hard.

This post was updated at 11:20 a.m. ET.

Last year ended on a high note for U.S. employment, with December ticking off 238,000 new private-sector jobs, topping the previous month for the best showing of 2013, according to the latest data from the ADP National Employment Report.

Forrest High School, Askari Abdullah Muhammad, and state elections are in the headlines today.