Innovative Internships Open Job Opportunities For Floridians Overcoming Mental Illness

Floridians who have been treated for mental illnesses will have the opportunity to be employed by private businesses under a new partnership between the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).

Twenty-five paid internships will be available within the next few months for persons who are ready to go to work as part of their treatment and recovery from serious mental illnesses. Typically the unemployment rate of adults with significant mental health issues is extremely high – around 80 percent.

4th of July Summer Sales

Retailers are kicking off 4th of July Summer Sales with major savings.  Most retail stores will be open on the 4th of July and online stores are always open 24/7.  The Apple Store launched its Back to School Sale this week with a $100 gift card to the Mac App Store.

St. Luke’s Hospital Launches New 30 Minute ER

St. Luke’s Hospital Launches New 30 Minute ER

The wait is officially over at St. Luke’s. The hospital just launched a 30 Minute ER campaign designed to reduce long waits in the Emergency Room. The goal is for each patient to be seen by a physician or physician’s assistant within 30 minutes of their arrival to the St. Luke’s ER.

“We understand the last thing people want to do is sit in a waiting room when they are not feeling well,” said Donnie Romine, President of St. Luke’s Hospital. “We have allocated resources to better ensure patients are seen in a more, timely manner.”

Our commitment to increased efficiency includes adding staff, many who are on-call, waiting to respond should wait times start to increase, beginning triage as quickly as possible to evaluate patients and prioritize the severity of conditions and ordering tests and treatment as soon as possible.

“St. Luke’s Hospital has a long history of delivering quality care to patients.

Work For A Jerk? Working America's Bad Boss Contest Gives Workers a Place to Vent

Work For A Jerk? Working America's Bad Boss Contest Gives Workers a Place to Vent

Have a Horrible Boss? Work for a Jerk? Once again there will be a way for workers to get some reward and recognition for the times they’ve endured the relentless bully, brought in an overnight bag to burn the midnight oil or purchased their own first aid kit because the boss was too cheap to spring for one

Working America officially launches its My Bad Boss contest today, Wednesday, June 29th, though the web site has been receiving visitors for a few days. Submissions can be made through July 20th and a winner will be announced Aug. 2.

Where the Jobs Are for June 27, 2011

Where the Jobs Are for June 27, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Ready to find a new job? Well, here's a few new openings I found today on

Fidelity Investments has four openings. They range from Financial Sales representative to Investment Solutions representative. All jobs pay a minimum of $12.00 an hour.

At University of Florida Healthcare there are six jobs up for grabs. One is for a Referral Coordinator and the other is for a Physician Assistant. The PA job can pay up to $84,000.

Over at ASEC, they have two positions open. Both are for P-3 Flight Instructors.

At Blue Cross Blue Shield there are four job openings listed. They pay between $60,000 and $74,000 a year.

There are a lot more jobs listed on the Worksource websit.  To find them click here. Remember to click on Employ Florida, then Find a Job.

Smoke from Wildfires Impacts First Coast Tourism

MORE: First Coast fires

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In Jacksonville today, the Sunshine State seemed more like the Smoky State.

Smoke from wildfires in Georgia and north Florida blanketed skies across Duval County and even along the beach.

Tourism officials said the smoke from wildfires this season has impacted tourism.

Staff asked hoteliers in northeast Florida about the smoke, said Visit Jacksonville spokesperson Lyndsay Rossman.

Some have reported cancellations due to the smoke, and she said more of the cancellations were in leisure hotels along the beach, instead of hotels which cater to business men and women.

Spring into Summer at One Ocean Resort

Spring into Summer at One Ocean Resort

Warming weather and cooler savings make One Ocean, Northeast Florida’s newest beachfront boutique resort, located in Atlantic Beach, a perfect summer beach retreat. Offering guests extra value to enjoy sun rays and flip flop-wearing days, One Ocean presents the “Spring into Summer” package. Now until Sept. 30, guests receive a $100 resort credit for each day of their stay as well as complimentary amenities.