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.
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.
Scientists from the South Florida, Southwest Florida and St. Johns River water management districts came together to assess a wetland monitoring site in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve as part of the Central Florida Water Initiative’s wetland monitoring program.
A Floral City youth was arrested on Thursday on charges stemming from an Oct. 28 shooting in Floral City.
After investigation of the shooting incident, Citrus County deputies arrested Vincent Irvin, 18.
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said that Sumter County deputies responded to a residence where an adult victim told officials he had been shot in Floral City several hours prior to returning to Sumter County.
The victim had an apparent gunshot wound to his arm and holes consistent with gunfire on his vehicle. A second victim who was in the vehicle at the time of the incident was nearly struck by the same round but fortunately was not injured.