Jobs on the rise in Central Florida, economist says

Florida is still recovering from the impact of the collapse of the housing market and the impact of the national recession.

Florida is still recovering from the impact of the collapse of the housing market and the impact of the national recession.


ORLANDO — Last month, Florida’s unemployment rate inched upward. The state lost a number of seasonal jobs in May.
Does that mark the beginning of a downturn in Florida’s economy? Probably not, a noted economist says.
Sean Snaith, an economist at the University of Central Florida, said the loss of seasonal jobs last month, which contributed to a slight rise in the Sunshine State’s unemployment rate up.1 percent, doesn’t mark a return to a struggling labor market.
In fact, Snaith said, Florida appears on track to outpace the nation economically.
“Florida’s labor market recovery remains strong,” he said. Continue reading

Central Florida Theater In-Process In-Cite: Weekend pics!

"Shout: The Mod Musical" is now playing at the Winter Park Playhouse.

“Shout: The Mod Musical” is now playing at the Winter Park Playhouse.


Central Florida Theatre in Process (CFTIP) WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS
June 26th – July 2nd – For all theater news and discussion visit Central Florida Theatre in Process! www.facebook.com/groups/277284114334/

This week we share in the community who celebrates the life of actor Carl Krickmire who passed last weekend. Thank you for sharing the stage with us and so many others Carl. You are loved, and remembered.

OPENING THIS WEEK: Continue reading

A summer spent in the oyster beds

Long before oysters make it to local restaurants, their populations in Florida's lagoons must continue to be plentiful.

Long before oysters make it to local restaurants, their populations in Florida’s lagoons must continue to be plentiful.


ORLANDO — In Central Florida, there are plenty of ways to spend the summer: at the beach, taking in the theme parks, or hitting the golf course.
Linda Walters is looking for folks to spend their summer days in another way: visiting some of the region’s most spectacularly beautiful outdoor parks, and checking out the oyster beds.
Walters, a biology professor the University of Central Florida, is looking for volunteers to help out this summer on a crucial ecological project: to restore Florida’s eroding shorelines, and to help oysters in the lagoons.
Walters is sponsoring a variety of community projects that involve native plants and the rebuilding of colonies of oyster beds in the Mosquito Lagoon.
These projects are being done in June and July. Continue reading

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