GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES JOHNSON & JOHNSON’S CREATION OF 500 NEW JOBS IN TAMPA

On August 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Johnson & Johnson, a global healthcare leader, will open a new North American shared services headquarters in Tampa and create 500 jobs over the next three years. The company will also make a capital investment of $23.5 million into the Tampa region. The multi-functional regional shared […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Robert Spottswood to Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Robert Spottswood to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Spottswood, 58, of Key West, is the chief executive officer of Spottswood Companies Inc. He currently serves as a member of the Third District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission and the Governor’s Commission on […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Miriam “Mimi” Planas to Florida Commission on the Status of Women

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Miriam “Mimi” Planas to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Planas, 48, of Miami, is an executive assistant with Dolphin Products and the chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Community Council, District 10. She succeeds Alci Maldonado and is appointed for a term […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Sheriff William “Bill” Prummell and the reappointment of Major Michael Allen to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Prummell, 45, of Punta Gorda, is the sheriff of Charlotte County. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three reappointments to the Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees. Robert Hudson, 73, of Gainesville, is a retired health care executive. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Santa Fe Healthcare from 2000 to 2006. He served on the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Pinki Jackel as Supervisor of Elections of Franklin County

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Pinki Jackel as the Supervisor of Elections of Franklin County. Jackel, 57, of Saint George Island, has been involved with public service for several years, including serving as a County Commissioner of Franklin County since 2008 as well as Chairman of the Tourist Development […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Chet Huddleston as Supervisor of Elections of Hardee County

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Chet Huddleston as the Supervisor of Elections of Hardee County. Huddleston, 32, of Wauchula, has been involved with Hardee County public service organizations including the Hardee County Economic Development Council and the local Kiwanis Club.  Huddleston previously worked with the United States Department of […]

Gov. Scott: Naples Area Adds 5,000 New Jobs Over Year in July 2015

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island metro area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase of 5,000 jobs over the year in July 2015. The MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.9 percentage point over the year, from 6.8 percent in July 2014 to 5.9 percent in July 2015.  Florida […]

Gov. Scott: The Pensacola Area Added More Than 3,000 Jobs Over the Year

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola area again experienced positive annual job growth over the year in July 2015 with 3,900 new jobs. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.0 percentage point over the year, from 6.5 percent in July 2014 to 5.5 percent in July 2015. Florida businesses have […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Added More Than 19,000 Jobs Over the Year

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville area gained 19,600 new jobs over the year in July 2015. The Jacksonville MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 1.2 percentage points over the year, from 6.8 percent in July 2014 to 5.6 percent in July 2015. Florida businesses have added 917,400 private-sector jobs since December […]