AT&T announced today that, after closing its proposed merger with T-Mobile USA, it will bring back 5,000 wireless call center jobs to the United States, currently outsourced to other countries.
AT&T is now hiring 240 new technicians from Key West to Vero Beach and more than 400 throughout Florida for its AT&T U-verse TV service, the telecommunications giant announced Wednesday.
Ocala Police are investigating an all-female fight that took place outside a RaceTrac Gas Station around the end of December, but only after the video went viral.
An Ocala woman is behind bars again in the Lake County Jail, this time without her fashionable weave. Kaylin Ranson, a 22-year-old hairdresser, who is behind bars for a lot longer than a weekend this time around, was forced to remove her stylish hair weave to take her booking photo, after resisting for more than seven hours.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal lawsuit targeting the state-funded, for-profit, Thompson Academy juvenile prison in Broward County, Florida. The suit was filed on behalf of children who have endured horrific physical and sexual abuse by staff at the facility and were intimidated by staff from reporting the abuses.
Florida cities–Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Vero Beach, and Lakeland are among the top 20 cities in the U.S. where home values are continuing to fall.
Orlando Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, in the wake of his condemnation of Republicans for their refusal to work with Democrats on overhauling health care, has turned his frustration to his own party. Grayson, not known for mincing matters, is publicly criticizing Obama’s war strategy and the 30,000 troop build up. “We just can’t afford it anymore,” Grayson said.
University of Central Florida economist, Sean Snaith says that although the recession is dead, the drumbeat of mounting job losses will continue. In Snaith’s Halloween-themed forecast for Florida, he says that the unemployment rate will peak above 11 percent next year, as several sectors including, manufacturing and housing, will continue to struggle for longer that those at the national level.