On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott's offices sent out a news release that declared, "Gov. Scott Announces Anthem Education Expansion in Fort Lauderdale, 70 New Jobs."
It explained that the for-profit college will be locating its "North American headquarters" to Fort Lauderdale, spending $300,000 on a bui ... More >>
Good news, Florida, you're number one in something that doesn't have to do with concealed weapons, or people who get arrested for shooting themselves in the penis!
The state announced on Monday that Florida has begun the new year with a 7.8 percent unemployment rate, which is the lowest since Novem ... More >>
Rick Scott announced today that home and business security company, ADT, will be bringing 120 new jobs over the next two years in Boca Raton.
Last month, Palm Beach County commissioners approved $184,000 in incentives to ADT.
These new jobs will add to the nearly 700 ADT employees already based i ... More >>
The man who oversees much of the state's job-creation effort submitted his resignation late last week for "personal reasons."It's not clear why Department of Economic Opportunity Director Doug Darling, who was hired for the gig last July, is calling it quits, but it probably isn't for a lack of ... More >>
Apparently the only argument coming out in favor or against any bill this session in the Florida Legislature is related to whether it creates jobs.(See: dwarf tossing, ban on.)Today, when people head to the interwebs to buy things at a price that doesn't require setting up a tent outside of Best ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's office introduced its monthly chart comparing private-sector job gains against government job gains, and it just didn't look right.Remember, there were 6,900 more government jobs in October than in September, while the number of private-sector jobs increased by 2,600. (That one ... More >>
Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity announced this morning that the state's unemployment rate is down to 10.3 percent for October -- the lowest in 28 months -- which is still well above the national rate of 9 percent.The announcement also left out a couple of key facts. First, job creati ... More >>
YouTube"DJ Govvy Gov" and his crew.Gov. Rick Scott may not think Florida needs more anthropologists, but cruise-ship DJs -- that's a different story.The governor held another one of his borrowed "Let's Get to Work" days this Friday at the Port of Miami, and among his duties, the governor's office ... More >>
stuffunemployedpeoplelike.comFlorida's unemployment rate decreased .1 percent to 10.6 percent in the month of September after three months of no change, putting the state back to the same rate it was at in May.According to the numbers released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the n ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's office issued a news release late last week to explain the retraction of his campaign promise to create 700,000 jobs on top of the state's "normal growth" projection of 1 million jobs by 2017.It looks like he's sticking to his new story, in which he claims he never promised to c ... More >>
After being constantly lampooned over the past week since the news broke of his bill to repeal Florida's ban on the drunken game of dwarf tossing, Rep. Ritch Workman would like a chance to explain himself.Shortly after Workman dropped House Bill 4063 in the hopper bill last Monday, people started ... More >>
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, apparently not the spokeswoman for Jimmy Hoffa.As Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ought to know, when she's invited to a Fox News interview, it's probably a trap.Naturally, when she was invited on to Fox & ... More >>
jobsnowpac.orgHelp wanted: Anger management therapist for Rep. Allen West.It's not a real job posting from the congressman, but the Jobs Now political action committee suggests it's closer to job creation than the agenda that was promised -- but has been ignored -- by members of Congress.The PAC ... More >>
bc.eduGov. Rick Scott keeps talking about how he's creating jobs left and right, but the evidence has been a little hard to come across.Good thing we came across a tweet from the governor's Twitter account that claimed his office has proof he's been getting Florida back to work:"Passed this s ... More >>
See you guys in Brazil!While we were busy adding up all of those jobs Gov. Rick Scott brought from Canada to Florida during his "trade mission" last week -- zero -- big layoffs were taking place across the state.Now, aside from slaughtering government jobs from the state budget, private businesse ... More >>