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Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 40,000 Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 39,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in July. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down 0.7 percentage point in the last year. Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, made the announcement at Aero Simulation, Inc. (ASI), a designer and manufacturer of innovative flight simulators for military and commercial aircrafts that is expanding in Hillsborough County. The expansion … Continued

How four companies have tapped the Tampa Hillsborough EDC toolbox

    By Margie Manning, Tampa Bay Business Journal (Subscribers may view the story online here)   The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. plans a 10 percent increase next year in visits to local companies as the organization puts a laser focus on business retention and expansion.   The EDC, the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City, wants to make sure businesses know there are plenty of tools … Continued

Accepting Applications for Free Technology Training Programs

    HILLSBOROUGH & PINELLAS COUNTIES, Fla. / CareerSource Tampa Bay is now accepting applications for Tampa Bay TechHire. Funded with a nearly $3.8M grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the program will create career pathways for over 1,000 of the region’s workforce.   Unemployed and underemployed young adults, ages 17-29, with barriers to training and employment and front-line incumbent workers  will receive accelerated skills training, certifications, and work experience to obtain or advance along a career pathway leading … Continued

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Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 40,000 Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 39,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in July. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down 0.7 percentage point in the last year. Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, made the announcement at Aero Simulation, Inc. (ASI), a designer and manufacturer of innovative flight simulators for military and commercial aircrafts that is expanding in Hillsborough County. The expansion … Continued

How four companies have tapped the Tampa Hillsborough EDC toolbox

    By Margie Manning, Tampa Bay Business Journal (Subscribers may view the story online here)   The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. plans a 10 percent increase next year in visits to local companies as the organization puts a laser focus on business retention and expansion.   The EDC, the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City, wants to make sure businesses know there are plenty of tools … Continued

Accepting Applications for Free Technology Training Programs

    HILLSBOROUGH & PINELLAS COUNTIES, Fla. / CareerSource Tampa Bay is now accepting applications for Tampa Bay TechHire. Funded with a nearly $3.8M grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the program will create career pathways for over 1,000 of the region’s workforce.   Unemployed and underemployed young adults, ages 17-29, with barriers to training and employment and front-line incumbent workers  will receive accelerated skills training, certifications, and work experience to obtain or advance along a career pathway leading … Continued