| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:57 AM
Initial jobless claims declined more than expected last week, falling back below the 300,000 level that indicates a healthy labor market.
About 283,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down from 304,000 the previous week, the Labor...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 9:21 AM
A three-day job fair has been scheduled by Merlin Entertainments for three upcoming attractions on International Drive: Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds wax museum and the Sea Life aquarium.
The event will be March 13-15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. ...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 12:33 AM
The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter's torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first reported.
While the sharp slowdown seems troubling on the surface,...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 9:31 AM
Hiring for Deloitte and Verizon in the Heathrow area has tightened Orlando's job market for accounting and information-technology professionals.
Deloitte's big hiring spree in Orlando has almost hit 500, or about halfway toward its original goal for its...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:06 PM
The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.
The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross domestic...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:17 AM
More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.
The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the most in six weeks....
| Feb 21, 2015
| 3:36 PM
A telemedicine boom is coming in Florida, and David Marsidi is getting his young company, Ezdoctor.com, in position.
After opening in 2013 as an online service for patients to find physicians and schedule appointments, the Fort Lauderdale company, now...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 2:23 PM
Construction has shown more robust job growth in Metro Orlando during the past year than any other area of employment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
One of the region's hardest-hit industries during the housing crash and the Great...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:44 PM
As we enter 2015, headlines trumpet that the national unemployment rate has sunk to 5.6 percent. An impressive comeback for what had been a bleak situation since the Great Recession kicked off. It would appear that America is once again flush with good...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 8:37 AM
"I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated."
– Al McGuire
Tom Molnar contacted me after reading an article in the Post-...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:53 PM
Declaring that Maryland can no longer depend on the federal government for job growth, former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman R. Augustine presented state legislators Thursday with a list of steps they could take to improve its ability to compete for business....