Jobs

More Than 885,000 People Filed for Unemployment Last Week

The U.S. also surpassed 8 million known cases of Covid-19, and 8 million Americans are now considered poor.

10/15/2020 By Staff

Education

Cross-College Alliance to Host Virtual Internship Fair

The event will be held on the Handshake platform on Nov. 5.

10/14/2020 By Staff

Jobs

CareerEdge Offers Tuition-Free Plumbing Fast-Track Training

The training addresses the needs of plumbing employers that want to recruit and rapidly train people for a very specific skill set.

10/13/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Layoffs Will Continue Without More Aid, Economists Say

More than 804,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week.

10/08/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Another 787,000 Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Employers—including Walt Disney World—continue to cut thousands of jobs, and U.S. personal income declined by almost 3 percent.

10/01/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Another 870,000 People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The news comes as the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus passed 200,000 this week.

09/24/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Goodwill to Help Community Prepare for Indeed’s ‘Virtual Hiring Tour’

The virtual event's goal is to get 20,000 people hired nationally; Goodwill Manasota will assist those through its free Job Connection service.

09/21/2020 By Staff

Jobs

More Than 850,000 People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The unemployment rate was at 8.4 percent, and nearly 30 million people were receiving some type of unemployment benefits in the week ending Aug. 29.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Jobs

More Than 825,000 People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

It's only the second week since the pandemic began that unemployment claims have dropped below 1 million.

09/03/2020 By Staff

Jobs

State Unemployment Claims Once Again Top 1 Million Last Week

For comparison, weekly claims topped out at 665,000 in March 2009 during the Great Recession, the country’s last economic downturn.

08/27/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Sarasota-Manatee Region Unemployment Rate Hits 9.4 Percent in July

The biggest job losses were in the leisure and hospitality industry.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Jobless Claims Jump Back Above 1 Million

After dipping below the million mark for the first time since March, jobless claims rose again last week—a sign of the market's fragility, experts say.

08/20/2020 By Staff

Jobs

CareerEdge Offers Tuition-Free HVAC Installation and Maintenance Fast-Track Training

Graduates are guaranteed jobs with the participating employers at an average starting wage of $15 per hour.

08/19/2020 By Staff

Jobs

For First Time in 20 Weeks, Unemployment Claims Dip Below 1 Million

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 963,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week.

08/13/2020 By Megan McDonald

Grants

Barancik Foundation Grants $150,000 to CareerEdge

The funding has been used to offer salary reimbursement, internship and apprenticeship opportunities, and to increase existing workforce talent in the region.

08/12/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Nearly 1.2 Million People File for Unemployment This Week

It's the 20th straight week that jobless claims have topped more than 1 million.

08/06/2020 By Staff

Jobs

CareerSource Suncoast to Host Virtual Job Fair on Aug. 18

Many industries are represented; positions range from entry-level to professional.

08/03/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Jobless Claims Rise Again This Week

Plus, Florida reports record deaths, federal $600-per-week unemployment payments to end, and Gov. DeSantis extends eviction and mortgage relief through Sept. 1.

07/30/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Unemployment Claims Increase as 1.4 Million People File for Benefits

Claims rose last week for the first time in three months as COVID-19 cases surged in the U.S.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Jobs

1.3 Million More People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The unemployment rate was at 11.9 percent for the week ending July 4.

07/16/2020 By Staff