Category: Unemployment

SWFL Business Network Report From The Field

SWFL Business Network Report From The Field

There have been a few FIRSTS for our very active group of networkers this Fall: Friday Night Alive happened in the Edison Mall, where 15 members and guests came together to network one Friday night and attend the after-party at the Twisted Crab for amazing seafood. The first-ever SWFL Business Network and SWFL Business Alliance […]

Goodwill & Urban Strategies schedule Sept. 30 Job Fair

Goodwill & Urban Strategies schedule Sept. 30 Job Fair

Overcoming employment barriers in underserved communities Fort Myers – Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL) and Urban Strategies, Inc. will conduct a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Dr. Carrie Robinson Event Center, 2990 Edison Ave., Ft. Myers. “We would like to see anyone seeking employment in Lee County to […]

UPDATE – New Information For Lee County Business Rehire Program

UPDATE – New Information For Lee County Business Rehire Program

Monday, July 6, 2020, Lee County launched its COVID-19 business assistance program for job creation, named “Business Rehire.” The sentences in bold have been revised since the program was launched: It was originally reported that the “Business Rehire” program was available to small businesses that had been deemed as “non-essential.” In an update to the […]

Lee County Launches Business Rehire Program

Lee County Launches Business Rehire Program

Beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, Lee County will launch its COVID-19 business assistance program for job creation, named “Business Rehire.” The “Business Rehire” program will grant funding to small businesses located in Lee County that were deemed “non-essential” and who rehire full-time equivalent (FTE) positions that were in place as of March 1, 2020. Any […]

FSW Foundation Launches “Stronger Together” Campaign

FSW Foundation Launches “Stronger Together” Campaign Florida SouthWestern Sate College

JULY 1, 2020 – FORT MYERS, FLA — The Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Foundation, Inc. has launched “Stronger Together,” a fundraising campaign aimed at supporting the Southwest Florida workforce and economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will help FSW students who are facing financial hardships but are not CARES Act eligible. The campaign will […]

Goodwill Getting Floridians Back To Work, Hosting Community Job Fair In Lehigh

Goodwill Getting Floridians Back To Work, Hosting Community Job Fair In Lehigh

Lehigh, Fla. – Goodwill is helping put Southwest Floridians back to work amid the pandemic. The organization is hosting an on-site community job fair on July 16, 2020 at the Lehigh Goodwill Community Resource Center (CRC) on July 16th, 2020. Over 30 positions are available immediately. Many businesses are challenged replacing staff and hiring even though the […]

Farm Share Free Food Distribution

Farm Share Free Food Distribution

Hosted by: Senator Lizbeth BenacquistoRepresentative Spencer RoachCommissioner Mike Welch Thursday, June 18, 2020. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. First Come, First Served. Lehigh Senior High School901 Gunnery Rd. NLehigh Acres, FL 33971 DRIVE THRU ONLY Contact: Joshua Goergen 239-338-2570Goergen.Joshua@flsenate.gov

Our Lives Together During This Time of National and Community Crisis – Lehigh Acres Pulls Together!

Our Lives Together During This Time of National and Community Crisis – Lehigh Acres Pulls Together! Mike Welch

By Mike Welch At this writing we are all feeling the devastation of COVID19 as it ravages our nation and the globe. I have lived in Lehigh for 22 years and I have always been proud to live in a good, working class community made up of talented people who help our county and region […]

Florida food stamp recipients can shop online to avoid coronavirus exposure

Florida food stamp recipients can shop online to avoid coronavirus exposure Florida food stamp recipients can shop online to avoid coronavirus exposure

The SNAP program serves about 3 million Floridians, or about 14% of the population.(Associated Press) TALLAHASSEE — Low-income people in the state’s major food-assistance program will be able to make online grocery purchases to help protect them from the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. In all, about 3 million Floridians, or […]

Storage Zone donating $50K by buying gift cards to Florida restaurants

Storage Zone donating $50K by buying gift cards to Florida restaurants Storage Zone donating $50K by buying gift cards to Florida restaurants

Posted at 5:47 PM, Apr 12, 2020 and last updated 4:21 PM, Apr 12, 2020 TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — Storage Zone is doing their part to lend a hand to local restaurants across Florida that have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic. Daniel Corp is the Vice President for Storage Zone, which has 30 […]

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