|Florida Adds 85,500 Jobs Since January 2011This week, I continued the fight to ensure every Floridian has an opportunity to get a job. On Monday, I visited the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. We talked about how we can bring jobs to our state and I let them know that Florida is on the right track. Last week, we learned that Florida continues to buck the national trend and since January has added 85,500 jobs. We still have a long way to go, but we are off to a great start. Thanks to the members of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce for the wonderful visit.
Also this week, to mark the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I signed Executive Order #11-161 creating the Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities. During the economic downturn, workers with disabilities lost jobs at a 9 percent higher rate than people without disabilities. The commission that I created this week will help Floridians with disabilities obtain employment.
As we work to attract jobs to Florida, we need to ensure Floridians with disabilities have an opportunity to have a job. Employment opportunities help persons with disabilities increase their independence and enjoy a better quality of life.
I invite you to view the links below to find out more about what we are doing to make Florida the number one place to live, work or play.
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