The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released the Sunshine State’s unemployment, a tragic stat which hit a record high in April, at 12.9 percent. The state’s unemployment rate tripled from 4.3 percent in March to 12.9 percent in April. Gov. Ron DeSantis hopes the state re-opening can bring some ofContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County commission voted on spending the $257 million received from the federal government in Cares Act coronavirus aid. Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding Tampa Bay and Career Source Tampa Bay top a list of wide-ranging assistance programs which will see money to help in the months ahead. Ron Barton, assistantContinue Reading

CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) is joining the popular platform of podcasting. Podcasting will allow CSTB to provide more information directly to job seekers and business leaders in Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County. The official podcast of CareerSource Tampa Bay is called, “What’s working with Tampa Bay!”  The podcast can beContinue Reading

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CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) will be assisting Veterans and their family members on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair, a special hiring fair dedicated to connecting quality employers with our local Veterans, Military Spouses, and Military Service Members and their families. The event will takeContinue Reading

Florida ranks #4 for lowest dollar-for-dollar tax burden ($2,131) and #4 in effective tax rate (4.8%) in HireAHelper’s ‘True Tax Burden’ study. To calculate the rankings, HireAHelper surveyed mean wage data, state income taxes, sales taxes (state/local), and property taxes to estimate the ‘true’ tax burden for a typical residentContinue Reading

Department of Veterans Affairs employee Sheila Mott will have her two-grade demotion reviewed by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) after her case was remanded back to the Board by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit January 26, 2018. Sheila was initially removed from her positionContinue Reading

Indiana governor and GOP Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence visited the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay Tuesday, talking about taxes, cutting red tape, but avoided Donald Trump’s remarks describing some illegal immigrants from as “rapists” and “killers” (a stereotype proven accurate by some analysis.) “He didn’t address anything specific regarding the HispanicContinue Reading

Dixon Hughes Goodman, a U.S. top 20 public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Brian Kilbane will serve as Office Managing Partner of its Tampa Bay, Florida office, which focuses primarily on serving the insurance industry. With more than 15 years of insurance industry experience, including three yearsContinue Reading