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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.
Hi, this is Governor Rick Scott. One of my duties as Governor is to making sure every student gets a good education and the opportunity to get a job. By ensuring Florida has the best educated workforce, companies will recognize our state as the best place to tap into the talent that will allow business to grow and succeed. Part of making sure Florida has the best educated workforce is improving education in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Frederick “Rick” Knight as Hardee County Commissioner. Knight, 64, of Wauchula, has been a real estate broker since 1979 and serves on the Wauchula City Commission as Mayor. He has also served on the Hardee County Fire Assessment Board since 2010.