What’s Behind Recent Hospitality Worker Shortage?

If you’ve been out-to-eat recently, then you have likely noticed the “help wanted” signs at your local restaurants. Worse yet, several Flagler County restaurants have closed on key dates due to the lack of staff. 1-out-of-every-5 jobs in our region is tied to the restaurant/hospitality industry; so the Chamber began talking to local restauranteurs andContinue reading “What’s Behind Recent Hospitality Worker Shortage?”

Flagler Unemployment Rate Jumps to 6%

Labor Force Continues Significant Growth, Amid Meager Job Creation Only 16 new jobs were created in Flagler County in June 2021, as the unemployment rate jumped to 6%, nearly a full percentage point increase. According to today’s data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Flagler County’s labor force continued its strong growth byContinue reading “Flagler Unemployment Rate Jumps to 6%”

Flagler County Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.1%

More than 700 jobs created in Flagler County in May 2021 Flagler County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.1% in May 2021, with 745 new jobs being filled, according to today’s data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “Last month the Chamber launched our ‘Return to Work’ initiative, and that’s what people are doing,Continue reading “Flagler County Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.1%”

“Return to Work” Highlighted on WNZF NewsRadio

The Chamber’s “Return to Work” initiative, an effort designed to connect unemployed residents with open jobs, was highlighted on WNZF NewsRadio. Listen below. Learn more about the Chamber’s “Return to Work” initiative by clicking here.

Chamber Launches “Return to Work” Initiative

Big Changes in Unemployment Compensation to Take Effect Next Week The Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce has launched its Return to Work initiative, which will: Encourage unemployed Flagler County residents to search for and find work by connecting them to open job opportunities offered by local businesses and support organizations. Engage local business leadersContinue reading “Chamber Launches “Return to Work” Initiative”

Flagler County Unemployment Rate Remains 5.3%

Flagler County’s unemployment rate remained steady in April 2021 at 5.3%, according to today’s data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “The employment, unemployment and labor force data all remained at similar levels compared to a month ago,” said Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce President Greg Blosé. “This is hopefully the calmContinue reading “Flagler County Unemployment Rate Remains 5.3%”

Chamber Featured on WNZF NewsRadio, Urges Biz Leaders to Attend Business Exchange on May 17

The Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce is participating in the Hammock Beach Hiring Fair on Monday, May 17 at the Hammock Beach Resort & Spa. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., unemployed residents are invited to attend to interview for dozens of open positions offered by local job creators. From 4 p.m. to 6Continue reading “Chamber Featured on WNZF NewsRadio, Urges Biz Leaders to Attend Business Exchange on May 17”

Chamber Urges All to Attend Hammock Beach Hiring Fair and Business Exchange on May 17

In light of recent state and local government decisions to end mask mandates, the Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber is encouraging business leaders to attend the Hammock Beach Business Exchange on Monday, May 17, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort and Spa. The Business Exchange is a part of the Hammock BeachContinue reading “Chamber Urges All to Attend Hammock Beach Hiring Fair and Business Exchange on May 17”

Chamber Urges Residents to Fill Open Jobs

“There are open jobs available,” said Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber President Greg Blose in an interview broadcast today by WNZF NewsRadio. Flagler County’s unemployment rate has jumped from 4.5% to 5.3% despite an increase in jobs being offered by local businesses. LISTEN to the full report below (Chamber segment begins at 3:09):

Flagler County Unemployment Rate Jumps to 5.3%

Chamber of Commerce Urges Residents to “Get Back to Work” PALM COAST, FL (April 16, 2021) – Flagler County’s unemployment rate increased nearly a full percentage point in March 2021 from 4.5% to 5.3%, with 273 jobs being created over the past 30 days. “Jobs are being created in Flagler County, but we still haveContinue reading “Flagler County Unemployment Rate Jumps to 5.3%”

WNZF NewsRadio: Chamber of Commerce Featured on Unemployment Rate Reduction

WNZF NewsRadio recently highlighted the Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce following the news of Flagler County’s unemployment rate dropping nearly half-a-percent to 5.5%. Skip to the 1:10 mark below to hear the audio:

PRESS RELEASE: Flagler County Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.5%

Flagler County’s unemployment rate dropped nearly half of a percentage point in December 2020 from 5.9% to 5.5%, with 213 jobs being created over the past 30 days. “Last month, our unemployment rate went up because we lost 208 jobs. This month, Flagler County gained 213 jobs,” said Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce PresidentContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Flagler County Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.5%”

Flagler County Unemployment Rate Increases Despite Minimal Job Growth

PALM COAST, FL (December 18, 2020) – Flagler County’s unemployment rate increased to 5.9% in November 2020, despite minimal job growth in the region, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “Flagler County did see minimal growth in the number of residents finding employment, but the workforce grew faster than the number of jobContinue reading “Flagler County Unemployment Rate Increases Despite Minimal Job Growth”