DeSantis announces launch of Lockheed Martin, CareerSource Florida apprenticeship program

Learn-and-earn pilot program in Ocala will expand to other communities

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2021) — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced today that Lockheed Martin and CareerSource Florida have partnered to develop and refine a registered apprenticeship program.

Lockheed Martin, one of the nation’s leading global security and aerospace companies, has led the development of a regional workforce and education ecosystem and will model the program across its major regional operations in Florida and nationwide.

“Lockheed Martin’s new apprenticeship program with CareerSource Florida exemplifies many of the reasons why Florida is the best state to do business: we are focused on job creation, partnerships, innovation and workforce education,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

Continue reading “DeSantis announces launch of Lockheed Martin, CareerSource Florida apprenticeship program”

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.

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

Join the Extension for Matter of Balance Class

Are you concerned about falling?  Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for Matter of Balance Class.

WHO:    Have you turned down a chance to go out with friends or family because you were concerned about falling?

Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance is a program for you.

Continue reading “Join the Extension for Matter of Balance Class”

Local woman seeks 5G moratorium

The controversy over 5G’s implementation has reached Citrus County.

On Tuesday, a woman called “Miss Beatrice” spoke to county commissioners about the health effects of the 5G communications network coming soon to a town near you.

Below is a video of the woman’s presentation, and the responses of the officials.

Continue reading “Local woman seeks 5G moratorium”