Governor Rick Scott Appoints David Weston to Big Cypress Basin Board

On January 22, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of David Weston to the Big Cypress Basin Board. Weston, 56, of Naples, is the chief operating officer of Naples Lumber and Supply. He succeeds Alice Carlson and is appointed for a term beginning January 22, 2016, and ending March 1, 2018. The appointment is […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Four to Palm Beach County Housing Authority

On January 22, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and two reappointments to the Palm Beach County Housing Authority. Digna Mejia, 51, of West Palm Beach, is an academic coordinator for Florida Atlantic University. She succeeds Roger Rukin and is appointed for a term beginning January 22, 2016, and ending January 14, 2018. Brenda […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Board of Massage Therapy

On January 22, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Christopher Brooks and Victoria Drago to the Board of Massage Therapy. Christopher Brooks, 48, of Ormond Beach, is the program director of massage therapy as well as an instructor of therapeutic massage, anatomy and physiology at Daytona College. He succeeds Jonathan Walker and is […]

Governor Scott Proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Florida

On January 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This month, Governor Rick Scott issued the attached proclamation recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Governor Rick Scott recommended a $1.7 million increase in this year’s Florida First budget to expand services for adolescent victims of human trafficking. Governor Scott also signed four bills into law that recently went into effect […]

Gov. Scott: Naples Area Added Nearly 3,000 Jobs Over the Year

On January 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples area saw an increase of 2,900 private sector jobs over the year in December. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point over the year to 4.4 percent in December. Florida has added more than 1 million private sector jobs since 2010. Governor Scott […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added 2,700 Jobs Over the Year

On January 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola area added 2,700 new private sector jobs over the year in December. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point over the year to 4.7 percent in December. Florida has added more than 1 million private sector jobs since 2010. Governor Scott said, “In […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added More Than 16,000 Jobs Over the Year

On January 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville area gained 16,600 new private sector jobs over the year in December. The Jacksonville area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year to 4.5 percent in December. Florida has added more than 1 million private sector jobs since 2010. Governor Scott said, […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Added 13,000 Jobs Over the Year

On January 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area added 13,000 private-sector jobs over the year in December. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage point over the year to 4.5 percent in December. Florida has added more than 1 million private sector jobs since 2010. Governor […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added More Than 24,000 Jobs Over the Year

On January 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area gained 24,400 private sector jobs over the year in December. The Fort Lauderdale area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year to 4.3 percent in December. Florida has added more than 1 million private sector jobs since 2010. […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added 18,000 Jobs Over the Year

On January 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla.  — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Miami area gained 18,000 new private sector jobs in December compared to a year ago. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage point over the year to 5.8 percent in December. Florida has added more than 1 million private sector jobs since 2010. Governor […]