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New Daily Deal Web Site Coming to the First Coast

First Coast News is launching a brand new daily deal Web site called DealChicken

Here’s how DealChicken works: Consumers sign up to receive future daily deals by visiting www.dealchicken.com. The deals are sent to consumers’ e-mail addresses.

Once the site launches, you’ll get one amazing deal delivered to your inbox per day. These will range from excellent deals on food at some of your favorite restaurants, to massive discounts on a round of golf, tanning, etc.

Innovative Internships Open Job Opportunities For Floridians Overcoming Mental Illness

Floridians who have been treated for mental illnesses will have the opportunity to be employed by private businesses under a new partnership between the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).


Twenty-five paid internships will be available within the next few months for persons who are ready to go to work as part of their treatment and recovery from serious mental illnesses. Typically the unemployment rate of adults with significant mental health issues is extremely high – around 80 percent.

July 4th Means Business for St. Augustine

July 4th Means Business for St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The Fourth of July is the single busiest day of the year in St. Augustine, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the city for fireworks and vacation.

It's not just a holiday. It's a money-making day local businesses depend on.

Inside the Casa Monica Hotel Monday morning, the lobby was full of people. There were no vacancies over the weekend and the general manager said he expects Monday night to be the same way.

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"This is my third Fourth of July here and this is the busiest one. I can definitely tell a difference at the hotel," said Casa Monica Hotel general manager Anthony Lazzara. 

4th of July Summer Sales

Retailers are kicking off 4th of July Summer Sales with major savings.  Most retail stores will be open on the 4th of July and online stores are always open 24/7.  The Apple Store launched its Back to School Sale this week with a $100 gift card to the Mac App Store.

Work For A Jerk? Working America's Bad Boss Contest Gives Workers a Place to Vent

Work For A Jerk? Working America's Bad Boss Contest Gives Workers a Place to Vent

Have a Horrible Boss? Work for a Jerk? Once again there will be a way for workers to get some reward and recognition for the times they’ve endured the relentless bully, brought in an overnight bag to burn the midnight oil or purchased their own first aid kit because the boss was too cheap to spring for one

Working America officially launches its My Bad Boss contest today, Wednesday, June 29th, though the web site has been receiving visitors for a few days. Submissions can be made through July 20th and a winner will be announced Aug. 2.

Where the Jobs Are for June 27, 2011

Where the Jobs Are for June 27, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Ready to find a new job? Well, here's a few new openings I found today on www.worksourcefl.com

Fidelity Investments has four openings. They range from Financial Sales representative to Investment Solutions representative. All jobs pay a minimum of $12.00 an hour.

At University of Florida Healthcare there are six jobs up for grabs. One is for a Referral Coordinator and the other is for a Physician Assistant. The PA job can pay up to $84,000.

Over at ASEC, they have two positions open. Both are for P-3 Flight Instructors.

At Blue Cross Blue Shield there are four job openings listed. They pay between $60,000 and $74,000 a year.

There are a lot more jobs listed on the Worksource websit.  To find them click here. Remember to click on Employ Florida, then Find a Job.

St. Johns County Independence Day Closures

The Independence Day schedule for various St. Johns County facilities is listed below: