Agriculture Job Fair highlights industry ‘on the grow’ across three regions

OCALA, Fla. (July 16, 2021) – The agriculture-rich workforce regions of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, CareerSource North Central Florida and CareerSource Florida Crown have teamed up to hold an Agriculture Job Fair on July 28 from 2-5 p.m. at locations throughout each region.

CareerSource CLM’s job fair takes place at the World Equestrian Center at 1390 NW 80th Ave., in Ocala.

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Workforce expansion, summer slump create jobless rate hike

Ocala MSA leads state in fastest manufacturing job growth rate

OCALA, Fla. (July 16, 2021) –The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region rose nearly a percentage point in June to 6.4 percent – driven in part by the seasonal summer spike, but also perhaps an indication that more people are looking for work as federal pandemic payments end.

Across the three-county region, the labor force was 213,663, down 1,660 compared to May but up 15,745 over the year for an annual growth rate of 8.0 percent.

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Labor Dept. recovers $13,781 in back wages for Fort Myers grocery store workers after overtime violations found

FORT MYERS, FL – S & O Groceries Inc. – operating as Bravo Supermarket in Fort Myers – has paid $13,781 in back wages to two employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Department also assessed the grocery store a civil penalty of $806 for the repeat nature of the violations.

WHD investigators determined S & O Groceries Inc. paid two store clerks flat salaries, regardless of the number of hours they worked. This practice resulted in violations when those employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek without the employer paying them overtime.

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Accelerated Decommissioning Partners becomes licensed operator of Duke Energy’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant

  • State regulators approved transaction in August after 14-month review.
  • Decommissioning will start nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.
  • Transaction has no impact on Duke Energy customer bills.

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(Photo courtesy: Duke Energy Florida)

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy successfully completed a transaction today to start decontamination and dismantlement of the Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Citrus County, Fla., in 2020 instead of 2067 – nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.

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