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Supporters of Broward Launch Campaign to Jumpstart Economy
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
With a virtual campaign launch from several locations including the Broward Center, this community-wide initiative encourages everyone in the community to support local businesses. Led by Six Pillars Broward, an initiative of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the goal of this playful campaign is to kickstart the economy safely by encouraging everyone to
 
Broward County Agencies Receive 13 National Achievement Awards
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County has received 13 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for innovative and effective government programs that enhance quality of life for residents. The award-winning programs are all services of the Broward County Commission. Broward County is recognized five times for using new technology
 
County Issues Emergency Order 20-19 to Close Beaches
Monday, June 29, 2020
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – The number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge across Florida, with increases in all South Florida counties, and particularly in Broward. On Sunday, after consultation with Municipal Mayors, the Mayor of Miami-Dade County and the Administrator of Palm Beach County, Mayor Dale V.C. Holness announced the closure of Broward County
 
CareerSource Broward Names New President/CEO
Friday, June 26, 2020
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– The CareerSource Broward Council of Elected Officials and the Broward Workforce Development Board Inc. announced the appointment of Carol Hylton to the position of President/CEO. Hylton, who was unanimously appointed by the Council, will replace outgoing President/CEO Mason C. Jackson and begin her new role starting July
 
What You Need to Know | COVID-19 Compliance & Assistance
Friday, June 26, 2020
On June 25, Broward County officials will begin tougher crackdowns on businesses found in violation of the county's Phase I reopening guidelines. Under the Broward County Administrator's most recent Emergency Order, a business within Broward County that does not comply with the current orders can be: Immediately closed Shut down for a minimum of 24
 
County Agencies Receive 13 National Achievement Awards
Thursday, June 25, 2020
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County has received 13 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for innovative and effective government programs that enhance quality of life for residents. The award-winning programs are all services of the Broward County Commission. Broward County is recognized five times for using new technology
 
Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Historic Teacher Pay Increases into Law
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Hialeah Gardens, Fla. – On June 24, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 641, Funds for the Operation of Schools, and announced the approval of $500 million in the state’s budget that will be signed in the coming days, dedicated to raising teacher salaries in Florida. $400 million is invested to raise the minimum base pay for full-time
 
Broward county adds 25,500 jobs from April 2020 to May 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020
Please note that May 2020 statistics will not fully reflect the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and recovery, as the data collection period is only through the second week of each prior month (the week of the 12th of the Month). Additionally, furloughed workers were categorized as employed and discouraged workers were not included as part of the
 
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