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Job agency challenged amid low unemployment

Job agency challenged amid low unemployment

With the unemployment rate on Career Source Escarosa’s turf now about half the 8 percent that it was five years ago, the agency would seem to be working its way out of a job. Instead, Career Source Escarosa finds itself searching for new strategies to help the roughly 7,600 job seekers in Escambia and Santa […]

Back-to-school tax-free holiday starts Friday

Back-to-school tax-free holiday starts Friday

Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday kicks off Friday, Aug. 7, and runs through Aug. 16. According to the Florida Retail Federation, the 10-day event is the longest back-to-school shopping holiday since its inception in 1998. Shoppers have two full weekends to shop-tax free. The tax-free holiday applies to: Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling […]