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    Thursday, May 25, 2023
    Northeast Florida Monthly Employment Report - March 2023

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has announced that the unemployment rate for the Jacksonville region increased slightly from 2.5 percent in February 2023 to 2.6 percent in March 2023. Of the 885,920 people counted as part of the area's workforce in March, there were 23,187 unemployed residents in the region – up from 22,425 unemployed residents in February.


    Wednesday, April 5, 2023
    St. Johns County Gets Upgrade to its Xfinity 10G Network

    Comcast is accelerating the nation’s largest and fastest multi-gig deployment and announced that its Xfinity 10G Network upgrade has launched to nearly 800 homes and businesses in St. Johns County. St. Johns County is the latest community in Florida to roll out these network enhancements, setting the stage for the introduction of new symmetrical multi-gigabit Internet options that can be delivered across Comcast’s existing networks at less cost.

    Comcast Media

    Thursday, February 16, 2023
    FPL's Innovation Hub Taking Applications, Helps Entrepreneurs

    Florida Power and Light’s Innovation Hub, 35 Mules, is now taking applications for its next class of recruits.

    Scott Maynard

    Thursday, February 16, 2023
    Flagler Health+ and UF Health Partner to Transform Healthcare in St. Johns County

    Flagler Health+ and UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive, non-binding letter of intent to develop plans to transform health care delivery in the region, with a bold vision for the future.

    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Looking at Florida's Employment Report - October

    The CareerSource Northeast Florida Hiring Report for October 2022 showed continued growth and low unemployment in St. Johns County.

    Scott Maynard

    Friday, October 21, 2022
    Bridging The Gap

    Scott Maynard, Director of Economic Development, recently spent the day at Tocoi Creek High School speaking to all of the Career Academy classes on Career Development and Opportunities in St. Johns County. Tocoi Creek High School is the home to the Academy of Innovation in the Build Environment, the Academy of Leadership in Emerging Technologies, and the Flagler Health + Academy of Future Healthcare Professionals.

    Jamie Johnson

    Friday, October 21, 2022
    Workforce Development Efforts

    The St. Johns County School District recently held a College and Career Fair at St. Augustine High School. Students and parents in attendance were able to visit with college recruiters, employers, and representatives from government agencies. In addition to the fair, a series of workshops were also held. They included topics like “Paths to Careers in Aviation”, “STEM Careers in Transportation”, “Resume Writing”, and “Dual Enrollment and Secondary Enrollment Options”.

    Scott Maynard