Thursday Afternoon Update – Florida Trend

Slight rise in jobless claims in Florida

Florida’s first jobless claims last week were slightly higher than the previous three weeks, but the pace of claims remains similar to levels before the COVID-19 pandemic that hammered the economy early in the year. 2020. The US Department of Labor estimated 4,704 first-claims were filed in Florida in the week ending March 19, compared to a revised number of 3,910 in the week ending March 12 March. Nationally, 187,000 claims were filed last week, the lowest number since the week of September 6, 1969, when the total was 182,000. Florida Press Service.

Blue Origin again delays the first launch of the next New Glenn rocket from Florida

Blue Origin’s next New Glenn heavy rocket will have to wait at least a year for its Florida debut, according to recent comments from an executive later confirmed by the company itself. Speaking at the Satellite 2022 conference in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Blue Origin’s senior vice president of the New Glenn program, Jarrett Jones, said the rocket will not fly from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station until the end of this year as previously planned. More than Florida today.

Orange offers connection bonuses, recruitment advantages while nearly 1,300 jobs are vacant

With nearly 1,300 vacancies, the Orange County government is offering signing bonuses to attract critical employees, longevity awards to encourage workers to stay, and referral incentives to employees who recruit candidates, said County Manager Byron Brooks. “In Orange County government, like every other industry across the country, we face the challenges of retaining and finding employees,” Brooks said after county commissioners updated a compensation policy. tuesday. “The demand in the market is so huge right now.” More of the Orlando Sentinel.

Tampa condo latest to sell as NFT as interest in crypto real estate surges

Last month, realtor Taylor Parrino represented the buyer of a Gulfport home that was listed as a non-fungible token in a landmark sale. Now she’s gearing up for another auction – a condominium in Tampa. Parrino helped prepare a small condo in Hyde Park ahead of the April 7 auction. Bids will start at $185,000 for the one-bedroom, 600-square-foot Tampa condo, according to Propy, a real estate transaction platform that advocates the use of blockchains. More of the Tampa Bay Weather.

Tired of high gas prices? Discover electric and hybrid vehicles at the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show

Whether you’re looking for a rugged pickup truck, family SUV or energy-efficient electric vehicle, you can find the latest models from major manufacturers Thursday through Sunday at the International Auto Show. from Fort Lauderdale. This year’s 30th annual event at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center will feature electric and hybrid vehicles that pique the interest of consumers who are fed up with soaring gas prices. More of the South Florida Solar Sentinel.

To start up. Grow. To stay. The high-tech company takes off at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle, the world’s premier aviation and aerospace institution, helps businesses start, grow, and stay in Florida, promoting innovation and high-paying jobs. Embry-Riddle’s thriving business platforms – from a growing research park to centers of excellence focused on cybersecurity, safety and innovation – are well-prepared to support a wide range of businesses from high technology, from aviation and space to biotechnology. [ Sponsored report]

“It’s going to be loud.” Fans, artists and security ready for Ultra’s return

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Ultra Music Festival returns to Miami this weekend — back downtown after a brief and problematic interlude on Virginia Key. For festival veterans, it will be like 2018 all over again. That’s because Ultra organizers don’t require proof of vaccinations, a negative Covid-19 test or masks for entry.

» More of the Miami Herald.

Meet Parks the Labrador Retriever, the newest member of the Orlando Health team

FloridaOne of Orlando Health’s newest team members is about 2 years old, 2 feet tall, and a very good boy. Parks, a Labrador Retriever who loves to work and cuddle up, is the very first dog at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Institution dogs are trained beyond the role of a comfort animal to work with a handler in settings such as health care or criminal justice.

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