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Looking for a Job? Virtual Fair Continues Through Friday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Looking for a job? 

Starting a new career could be as easy as logging on and uploading your resume. 

First Coast Workforce Development is holding a "virtual job fair" this week. 

It began at midnight Monday and runs through midnight Friday. The job fair features more than 50 employers and over 300 job opportunities on their website.

Once you go to the site, create a user name and password.  Then you can upload your resume and start applying.

Virtual job fairs have become more popular for both companies and their potential employees.

Shop Pink and Save

Shop Pink and Save

 

This October, St. Augustine Outlets, home to more than 75 leading designer and top brand name stores serving the greater Jacksonville and Daytona Beach, Fla., regions, is tickled pink!

Clay Solar Company Succeeds While St. Aug One Closes

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- "I'm a glazer," said Robert Cole, explaining his job at Alternate Energy Technologies. "It's like an assembly line, and I'm at the final stage of it."

Cole works, manufacturing solar thermal panels at AET in Green Cove Springs. He just heard about a different solar company closing in St. Augustine, STR Holdings, leaving 45 people without jobs this week. 

MORE: Didn't Get a Rebate for Solar Panels? It's in the Mail - Sort of!

"My heart goes out to them," Cole shook his head.

Bank of America Website Down, Again

Bank of America Website Down, Again

 

Some users trying to access bankofamerica.com get a message that the home page is temporarily unavailable.

Spokeswoman Tara Burke says customers experiencing slowness or who can't get through should keep trying. She says the access problems are a result of the bank managing traffic volume during peak use. She declined to say whether volume has surged in recent days.

Problems began on Friday, a day after the bank said it would start charging a $5 monthly fee for customers using debit cards. Burke insists there's no connection. Burke says there's been no hacking and no customer information was compromised.

Bank of America, based in Charlotte, N.C., is the biggest U.S. bank by deposits.

 

Florida 2nd for “Mass Layoffs” in The Nation For August

Florida 2nd  for “Mass Layoffs” in The Nation For August

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics Florida was 2nd in the Nation for mass layoffs in the month of August. In this report each “Mass Layoff” is defined as the layoff of at least 50 employees from a single workplace.

The three states affected the worst by mass layoffs were:

  • 1.California - having 251 Mass Layoffs
  • 2. Florida- having 78 Mass Layoffs
  • 3. New York - having 71 Mass Layoffs


Across the Nation there were more than 1,500 mass layoffs affecting more than 170,000 employees in August.

The Bureau of Labor statistics for August also showed that Florida was one of four states with the highest increase in employment for the month.

 The four states with the highest increase of employment in August:

 

Economy Forcing Small Businesses Close Doors

Economy Forcing Small Businesses Close Doors

PALATKA, FL- A hot, made the way you like it, breakfast has always been a traditional way to start the day in Palatka. There is nothing like walking into a small town diner where everyone knows your name in the morning and having a hot cup of coffee, a warm smile, and a delicious breakfast made just the way you like it.

2012 4th of July Fireworks Cancelled For Jax Beach

The new budget for Jacksonville Beach in 2012 DOES NOT include a 4th of July Firework Display for the community to enjoy on this Patriotic Holiday.

The firework show ultimately costs $25,000 in itself. Despite donations made to the city to help with costs, the issue at hand is the money that goes to public works and police who prepare for, and clean up after the firework display. The proclaimed additional costs for these services are an estimated $55,000, making the event cost an approximate $80,000.