Over the last decade, Florida has shed thousands of state jobs and it is evident throughout a host of state agencies that these staff reductions have prevented Florida’s government from doing its job effectively.
A former employee at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) won a lawsuit against the state. In the suit, she claims the DEO inappropriately reported thousands of Floridians to collections agencies, which has resulted in botched credit scores for many.
A mortgage software firm that has received millions in state incentive dollars has announced it will lay off 744 workers in Florida by April.
After months of trouble following the launch of Florida's new unemployment benefits website, the state has begun fining Deloitte Consulting-- the contractor hired to create the new site.
Problems persist with the state's unemployment website, as federal jobless benefits for thousands of Floridians expire.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, recently called for a federal probe of Florida’s new $63 million processing system for unemployment claims in the state, which has reportedly been making it very difficult for people who recently lost their job to claim unemployment benefits.