Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added 1,300 Jobs Over the Year

On May 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola area added 1,300 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point over the year to 4.5 percent. Governor Scott said, “Like the rest of our state, the Pensacola area continues to see economic growth with 1,300 […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Added Nearly 22,000 New Jobs Over the Year in April

On May 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Jacksonville added 21,600 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year to 4.3 percent. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce today that Jacksonville added nearly 22,000 new jobs over the year. Every new […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Added More Than 13,000 Jobs Over the Year in April

On May 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area added 13,400 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The area’s unemployment rate was down 0.3 percentage point over the year to 4.3 percent. Governor Scott said, “With more than 13,000 jobs created over the year, families in […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added More Than 31,000 Jobs Over the Year

On May 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Fort Lauderdale added 31,100 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year to 4.2 percent. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that the Fort Lauderdale area added more than […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added 22,000 Jobs Over the Year

On May 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Miami area added 22,000 new private-sector jobs in April over the year. Miami’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year to 5.4 percent in April. Governor Scott said, “The Miami area added 22,000 new jobs over the year, which is great news […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 44,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Tampa area added 43,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The unemployment rate in Tampa is down 0.7 percentage point over the year to 4.3 percent. Governor Scott said, “It is great news that the Tampa area added nearly 44,000 new jobs over the […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Continues to Lead the State in Job Creation

On May 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Orlando area added 49,600 new private-sector jobs over the year in April, the highest number of new jobs among all Florida metro areas for four consecutive months. In addition, the Orlando area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year to 4.1 percent […]

Gov. Rick Scott: Florida Businesses Created Nearly 29,000 Jobs in April 2016

On May 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Florida businesses created 28,900 private-sector jobs across the state during April 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created in 2016 to 70,000. Florida’s unemployment rate also dropped to 4.8 percent in April, the state’s lowest rate in more than eight years. Since December 2010, 1,094,800 […]

Gov. Scott: Ecolab Establishes Latin America Regional Headquarters, Creates 50 New Jobs in Miramar

On May 19, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Ecolab Inc. has chosen to establish their new Latin America regional headquarters in Florida. The project will create 50 new jobs in Miramar and invest more than $800,000 in the local community. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Ecolab has chosen Florida as […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation

On May 18, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three reappointments to the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation. Richard L. Cole, 72, of The Villages, is a self-employed attorney. He is reappointed for a term beginning May 18, 2016, and ending September 30, 2018. Jeffery Hurst, 50, of Montverde, is senior vice president of finance […]