Labor Daze: Mental strain rises as chronic joblessness reaches 62-year peak
Updated 09/04/2010 at 2:33 p.m.
The 1.06 million unemployed Floridians and 14.6 million unemployed nationwide know that losing a job isn’t just a matter of paychecks and benefits. It’s a psychological scramble. In the Great Recession, there are more chronically unemployed people _ those unemployed ...
Labor Daze: Experts offer advice on how to work the tough job market
Published 09/04/2010 at 2:02 p.m.
Monday is Labor Day. What do local experts say about finding a job in this down economy? Experts offer advice on how to work the tough job market
Labor Daze: The struggle worsens for thousands when unemployment benefits run out
Published 09/03/2010 at 8 a.m.
Monday is Labor Day. For thousands in Lee and Collier counties, unemployment benefits were on the verge of running out, if not for an extension passed by Congress in July. It was a reprieve, but for many, only until the ...
POLL: McCollum now leads Rick Scott in latest Mason-Dixon poll
Updated 08/12/2010 at 3:39 p.m.
In a reversal from earlier this month, a poll shows Attorney General Bill McCollum is leading opponent Rick Scott by four percentage points in the race to the Republican primary.
Tamiami Hyundai and Mitsubishi split into two dealerships
Published 07/27/2010 at 7:12 p.m.
The Tamiami Hyundai-Mitsubishi dealership is dividing and conquering. Though the service department won’t open until Aug. 2, the sales department is operating at the new Tamiami Mitsubishi, 1241 N. Airport-Pulling Road. The dealership at 1229 N. Airport-Pulling Road now will ...
Gov. Crist signs order extending Florida's unemployment benefits
Published 07/23/2010 at 1:42 p.m.
An executive order issued today by Gov. Charlie Crist will prevent thousands of Floridians from a delay in receiving unemployment compensation. Without the executive order, Floridians would have been waiting at least until the next time the state Legislature met, ...
PHOTOS Naples hobby shop in 45th year, adapting to economy and market changes
Published 07/23/2010 at 1:11 p.m.
Dannie and Opal Slavin opened the Family Hobby Center in 1965 after buying the inventory of a former Naples hobby store. For years they put the Hobby Center’s profits back into the business, building the inventory while living off of ...
PHOTOS Final flea: Big Cypress Marketplace closing doors Aug. 1
Published 07/21/2010 at 6:07 p.m.
August 1 will be the last day for business at Big Cypress Marketplace, according to vendors.
Committee not convinced 2.8M square feet of commercial will follow Jackson Lab to Collier
Published 07/19/2010 at 10:06 p.m.
A recommendation of a citizens advisory committee evaluating the proposed Jackson Laboratory project may come down to a 2.8 million square foot leap of faith.
Big Moment No. 1: SWFL bands look for big exposure in battle for recording prize
Published 07/08/2010 at 5:05 p.m.
Seventeen local bands will be slinging their axes in the biggest band battle to hit Southwest Florida. The Homegrown 2010 Music Fest is set for Saturday at Germain Arena in Estero. The event was organized by the Rev. Roy Terry, ...
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