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Service industry helps Florida boost 14.4K new jobs in Nov.

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Florida added 14,400 new private-sector jobs in November according to employment data released by payroll company ADP. According to the ADP Regional Employment Report, the bulk of Florida’s new jobs were in the service industry, which added 12,200 jobs, while goods-producing industries added 2,200. Professional and business services saw the biggest gain at 4,100 jobs, followed by mining and construction at 1,900, manufacturing at 300 and trade, transportation and utilities at 100. The November numbers show a 1,400-job dip compared…

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Joe Henderson: What Democrats missed about Donald Trump, Rick Scott — it’s about jobs

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We probably will never know what happened inside Trump Tower recently when Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with the president-elect. It wouldn’t surprise me, though, if they talked about jobs the entire time. I mention this because Donald Trump gave a preview this week of what he hopes are coming attractions. He announced that Carrier, the giant air conditioning manufacturer, had agreed to keep about 1,000 jobs in Indiana instead of shipping them to Mexico. That is straight out of…

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Wal-Mart announces 130,000 veterans hired since 2013, nearly 8,000 in Florida

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Wal-Mart celebrates America’s enlisted personnel in one way that counts – providing them good jobs with the potential for promotion. The Arkansas-based retailer has hired 130,828 veterans since May 23, when  Wal-Mart announced Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, including nearly 8,000 veterans in the state of Florida. Of those 130,828 veteran hires, 15,176 have moved into jobs within Wal-Mart offering higher pay and greater responsibility. One of those Florida hires was Frank Marrs, a former Navy Master Chief Petty Officer in the…

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Report: Black America doing much better than 40 years ago

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African-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when its first “State of Black America” report came out 40 years ago, the National Urban League said Tuesday. The new report, “Locked Out: Education, Jobs & Justice,” looks at how blacks and Hispanics have been doing in the United States over the last few years and how they were doing in 1976,…

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Florida adds nearly 18K jobs in January, 3rd-best in nation

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Florida added 17,900 jobs last month, giving it the third-best total of the 50 states according to numbers released Wednesday by payroll company ADP. The January Regional Employment Report shows a 12,800-job gain in the service industry, with the remaining 5,100 heading to the goods-producing sector. According to the industry breakdown, the Sunshine State added 3,800 jobs in the trade, transportation and utility sector, 3,700 jobs in professional and business services, 3,600 in mining and construction, and 1,500 in manufacturing.…

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Less than 7 percent of Florida’s workforce is in a union

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A little less than 7 percent of Florida’s workforce is in a labor union. That’s about 546,000 wage-earners who were union members in the Sunshine State last year. The numbers were released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau also says that almost 8.5 percent of Florida’s workforce was covered by unions. That figure includes both union members and nonmembers whose jobs are covered by a union contract. The national rate of union membership was 11.1 percent…

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