It's Your Business: Job outlook appears bright in Lee County for rest of 2012

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

— There's good news for Southwest Florida job-seekers.

The prospect of finding a job in Lee County for October, November and December is as good as anywhere — at second best in the U.S., the Manpower Group reports in its quarterly outlook.

Fort Myers-Cape Coral employers surveyed say they "expect to hire at a vigorous pace," the report states. Twenty-two percent of companies interviewed plan to hire more workers while 4 percent expect to reduce staff — an employment outlook of 18 percent, second only to San Jose, Calif. (Greensboro, N.C., also has an 18 percent outlook). Another 72 percent of Fort Myers-Cape Coral companies say they expect to maintain their present workforce level.

Nationally, data collected for the last three months of 2012 are the strongest employment outlook numbers since 2007, Manpower reported.

FGCU center hosts business and breakfast

The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University will host the seventh annual Business and Breakfast on Sept. 29.

The event, from 9 a.m. to noon, will be at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers. There is no cost for the event and breakfast will be provided. Register at sbdcseminars.org.

Frazier joins Engel & Völkers Real Estate

Scott Frazier has joined Engel & Völkers Real Estate as director of information technology and marketing.

Frazier will focus on equipping the Naples company with the latest in technology and equipment, including social media management and Internet marketing.

Before joining Engel & Völkers, Frazier was director of web application and sales manager for Banyan Technology Group in Naples. Information: evnaples.com

Naples business relocates

LifeBridge Solutions relocated to the Beasley Broadcast Group building at 3033 Riviera Drive, Suite 102, Naples, effective Sept. 1.

LifeBridge's existing email addresses and website remain the same. The phone number is 239-325-2680 and the fax is 239-325-2685. Information: lifebridgesolutions.com

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