Boston Whaler Has 20 Jobs Available in Flagler County, Hiring Fair Next Week

Boston Whaler is hosting a job fair on Friday, October 1st at their Flagler County facility in an effort to fill open jobs available at the boat manufacturing company. With more than 20 local jobs available, Flagler County residents are encouraged to review this website or visit the upcoming job fair:

Employers/Job Seekers Hit Pause in Response to COVID-19 Delta Variant Surge

Flagler County Adds Just Three Jobs in August 2021, Unemployment Declines to 5.3% The Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce last month shared its concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant impacting job growth in Flagler County. Today, the concerns were confirmed as just three jobs were created in Flagler County in the month of AugustContinue reading “Employers/Job Seekers Hit Pause in Response to COVID-19 Delta Variant Surge”

Flagler County Behind on Job Creation

Flagler County still has 95 fewer jobs than before the COVID-19 panemic hit and continues to lag behind surrounding counties (Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia) in job growth. WNZF NewsRadio covers the latest from the Chamber, including some good news (click below to listen)… To view the full unemployment report from the Chamber, click here.

WNZF NewsRadio Highlights Monthly Chamber Unemployment Report Analysis

555 jobs were created in Flagler County in July 2021. WNZF NewsRadio, 94.9 FM, highlighted the Chamber’s analysis of the most recent data. Click play below to listen to the news story:

Flagler County Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3%

555 Jobs Created in July 2021, Labor Force Continues Significant Growth Flagler County job growth got back on track in July 2021, as 555 jobs were created, resulting in the unemployment rate dropping from 6% to 5.3% month-over-month. According to today’s data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Flagler County’s labor force continuedContinue reading “Flagler County Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3%”

WELCOME JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

Earlier this week, Jacksonville University classrooms opened to graduate-level students here in Palm Coast. Upon a visit to City Hall (new J.U. facility is right around the corner), the Chamber encountered students coming and going to class at City Center facility in Palm Coast’s Town Center. Expect a more formal welcome when it’s safer toContinue reading “WELCOME JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY”

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 Third Grade Reading Scores Plummet

Region-Worst Nine Percent Drop in FSA Reading Scores Likely Due to COVID-19 PALM COAST, FL (June 24, 2021) – New data released by the Florida Department of Education shows Flagler County third grade reading scores plummeted by nine percent from 2019 to 2021. The data, found on the Chamber’s Flagler County Scorecard webpage, indicates onlyContinue reading “Flagler County Third Grade Reading Scores Plummet”

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.

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%”

Flagler Education Foundation Helps Strengthen Our Local Schools

EVOLVE Magazine recently highlighted our partners at the Flagler Education Foundation regarding their strong work in strengthening the Classroom to Careers program in Flagler County Schools. Joe Rizzo, Executive Director of the Flagler Education Foundation, who also serves on the Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is working hard with his teamContinue reading “Flagler Education Foundation Helps Strengthen Our Local Schools”

Daytona State College is Bridging the Nursing Shortage Gap

When we first launched the Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber, we knew we had to make supporting both healthcare and education a vital part of what the chamber does to help continue to improve the community. Enter Daytona State College, which is currently engaged in a multi-million dollar renovation of its Palm Coast Campus. Palm CoastContinue reading “Daytona State College is Bridging the Nursing Shortage Gap”

Workforce Workhorse: Chamber Members Partner with Flagler Technical College to Make a Difference

In the March 2021 edition of EVOLVE Magazine, two chamber members were highlighted for their exceptional effort to create a workforce development solution for both students and the construction industry in Flagler County. Chelsea Barney Herbert (left), President at 4C’s Trucking and Excavation, and Scott Sowers (right), President at Cline Construction, have both been workingContinue reading “Workforce Workhorse: Chamber Members Partner with Flagler Technical College to Make a Difference”

Workforce Development: Construction and Restaurant Leaders Answer the Four Big Questions

Thanks to our partnership with EVOLVE Magazine, we were given the opportunity to ask two business leaders from different industries what they thought about workforce development in Flagler County. We asked these four questions: What are the workforce development challenges your industry is facing? How is your organization responding to those challenges? Has the pandemicContinue reading “Workforce Development: Construction and Restaurant Leaders Answer the Four Big Questions”

WNZF NewsRadio Spotlights “Junior Chamber”

YouTube video with the audio of the WNZF NewsRadio report is posted below (skip to 3:45) WNZF NewsRadio today reported on the progress of the Junior Chamber, a growing group of 30 Flagler-Palm Coast (FPC) High School students who are actively seeking to better understand their future and the community in which they reside. LedContinue reading “WNZF NewsRadio Spotlights “Junior Chamber””

Palm Coast City Council Approves Jacksonville University Expansion to Palm Coast Via 3-2 Vote

With no public opposition to the proposal from Jacksonville University to expand their reach by adding a Palm Coast campus in Town Center, the Palm Coast City Council approved, via a 3-2 vote (Barbosa and Danko), investing a total of $2.5 million to make the vision a reality. The following are reasons why the expansionContinue reading “Palm Coast City Council Approves Jacksonville University Expansion to Palm Coast Via 3-2 Vote”