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January’s jobless rate up over the month, long view shows steady, ‘stable growth’

January’s jobless rate up over the month, long view shows steady, ‘stable growth’

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 5.0 percent in January 2019, up 0.9 percentage point over the month and 0.2 percentage point lower than the region’s rate a year ago. According to the preliminary employment summary released today by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, there were 10,088 unemployed residents […]

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FWC: Nesting birds need room to breed

Give waterbirds room to breed this nesting season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are reminding boaters and beachgoers to watch out for nesting birds. “It is very important to limit the disturbance of nesting waterbirds,” said FWC biologist Nancy Douglass. “When these birds are forced to leave their nests, […]

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Citrus County job fair

OCALA, Florida (Feb. 21, 2019) – Employment and recruiting opportunities will be in full bloom next month during a pair of Spring Career Fairs hosted by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion. The annual career fairs will take place in Citrus County on Tuesday, March 26 at the College of Central Florida’s Learning and Conference Center in […]

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Kinnard speaks at Central Ridge Library

Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Jeff Kinnard will hold a Town Hall Meeting for the general public to attend on Thursday, Feb. 28.The meeting will be held at Central Ridge Library, located at 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, Fl. 34465 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Citrus Springs Advisory Board openings

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for the Citrus Springs Advisory Board. This Advisory Board is seeking two qualified regular members to complete two-year terms that will expire on January 31, 2020. Eligible applicants must reside full time and own property within the boundaries of the Citrus Springs Municipal Service Benefit […]

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Billboard campaign highlights distracted driving

Billboard campaign highlights distracted driving

Today, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) launched a public service billboard campaign against distracted driving, continuing the Sheriff’s Office’s successful “Just Drive, Citrus” efforts from 2018. The CCSO and State Farm collaborated on a series of billboard artworks, ready to be displayed throughout the county. The message, simple – “Don’t Text and Drive”. Reducing […]

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Earn a high school diploma through your library

Individuals 19 years of age or older seeking to earn a high school diploma are encouraged to take advantage of Career Online High School, a program offered through the Citrus County Library System. Scholarships are being awarded to qualified residents looking to earn an accredited private high school diploma and advance their careers. To apply, […]

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