Governor Scott Talks With Students and Parents About Keeping College Affordable

On April 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott met with families from the Jacksonville area and Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti at the Duval County Public School District Office to discuss tuition and college affordability. Governor Scott said, “Florida parents and students cannot afford to see tuition at Florida schools continue to climb.  It’s too high. We […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES $2.1 MILLION GRANT FOR APALACHICOLA BAY ASSISTANCE

On April 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

~Grant will fund training and other reemployment services to oystermen~ Governor Rick Scott announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) received a $2.1 million supplemental National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) to provide training and other re-employment services to approximately 94 oystermen to prepare for careers in other industries. […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT: DAVITA LABS EXPANDS TO CREATE 100 JOBS

On April 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Project will create 100 jobs and a capital investment of nearly $32 million in Volusia County Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that DaVita Labs, the diagnostic laboratory servicing both dialysis organizations and physician practices, is expanding its laboratory operations in DeLand to accommodate future employee growth. DaVita is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. […]

Gov. Scott Awards Power Grid Engineering with Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

On April 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s jobs announcement at Power Grid Engineering in Winter Springs, Governor Rick Scott recognized the company’s owners for their commitment to creating jobs in Florida. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities for Florida families. Governor Scott said, “These four individuals have demonstrated their […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Metro Area gained 33,300 new jobs over the year in March 2014

On April 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Highest number of jobs among all Metro areas in March Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) gained 33,300 new jobs, the highest number of jobs in March 2014 among all metro areas in Florida compared to a year ago. The Orlando MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 1.2 percentage points […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Metro Area unemployment rate declined to 6.3 percent

On April 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced thePensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) unemployment rate declined by 1.0 percentage point over the year, from 7.3 percent in March 2013 to 6.3 percent in March 2014. The area experienced positive annual job growth over the year in March 2014 with 1,200 new jobs. Governor Scott said, “As the […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Metro Area Adds 19,200 Jobs Over the Year

On April 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 19,200 new jobs over the year in March. The Jacksonville MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.9 percentage point over the year, from 7.1 percent in March 2013 to 6.2 percent in March 2014. Governor Scott said, “The addition of 19,200 new jobs and […]