Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Metro Area Adds 14,600 Jobs Over the Year in August 2014

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach metro area experienced positive annual job growth, with an increase 14,600 jobs over the year in August 2014. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.2 percentage points over the year, from 7.8 percent in August 2013 to 6.6 percent in August 2014.   Governor […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Metro Area Gains 36,500 New Jobs in August

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) gained 36,500 new jobs over the year in August 2014. This is the highest number of jobs among all metro areas in Florida compared to a year ago. The Orlando MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage points over the year, from 7.0 […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Creates 23,000 Private-Sector Jobs In August

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida created 23,000 private-sector jobs in August 2014. Since December 2010, Florida’s private-sector businesses have added 643,100 jobs for Florida families. Florida’s annual job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since April 2012.   Governor Rick Scott said, “Today’s announcement of 23,000 private-sector jobs being created in Florida […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Board of Opticianry

On September 18, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Slattery and Dr. Richard Williams to the Board of Opticianry.   Slattery, 62, of O’Brien, is an optician with Walmart Vision Center. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning September 18, 2014, and ending October 31, 2017.   Williams, […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Florida Public Service Commission

On September 18, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Representative Jimmy Patronis and reappointment of Julie Brown to the Florida Public Service Commission.   Patronis, 42, of Panama City, is the vice president of Captain Anderson’s Restaurant.  He serves as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 6 since 2006.  Patronis received his […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Brian Dick to the Florida Highway Beautification Council

On September 16, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Brian Dick to the Florida Highway Beautification Council.   Dick, 57, of Lakeland, is the assistant superintendent of parks for the City of Lakeland. He succeeds David Johnson and is appointed for a term beginning September 16, 2014, and ending at the pleasure of the Governor.

Governor Rick Scott Attends Veteran Home Celebration

On September 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the home celebration of Army Staff Sergeant Visala Tui and his family, who were gifted a mortgage-free home from the charity organization Building Homes for Heroes.   Governor Rick Scott said, “It was an honor to join Building Homes for Heroes in presenting Army Staff Sergeant Visala Tui and his […]