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While leading a trade mission to Israel this week, Governor Rick Scott met with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Accompanied by members of the trade mission delegation from Florida, Governor Scott and the Prime Minister discussed the economic and cultural relationship between Israel and Florida. The following photo was taken during today’s meeting.
County Commissioner Lynda Bell has learned through U.S. Congress woman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s office that the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Michael B. Donley will not support the proposed Miami International Aerospace Show which was slated to be held at the U.S. Air Force Reserve Base in Homestead, Florida. (HARB) “I am extremely disappointed to learn of the Air Force’s final decision to deny the residents of Miami-Dade County the opportunity to host the Miami International Aerospace Show.
Barbados celebrated 45 years of political Independence from Britain with government acknowledging the “unprecedentedglobal challenges in which the country now finds itself having to survive. Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart said that the Nov. 30 Independence anniversary came in a year when Barbados marks the 360th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of Barbados in 1652. He said the signing of that Charter climaxed “our first attempt to declare ourselves independent only 25 years after the English had settled this island.
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) will close out its 35th Annual Legislative Conference with a panel of national experts on economic policy. The theme of this year’s Closing Plenary session is, “Generating Jobs for Today and Tomorrow to Reignite the American Economy,” which aims to address the single most important issue facing American voters: creating jobs and protecting the unemployed. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) November 2011 Employment Situation summary shows 13.3 million Americans (8.6 % of the population) are unemployed. While there have been marginal decreases over the past months, the fact remains that many Americans are still struggling to secure jobs. States across the nation have put in place job training programs and provided workforce services to connect job seekers with potential employers. Organizations are taking these programs a step further by preparing job seekers for careers to ensure employment longevity and a reduction in turnover.
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