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The Beacon Council and its Foundation strive to create an economic climate where residents have access to quality opportunities, with a focus on higher paying jobs in target industries. 
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Beacon Council outlines plans for local job development

Miami-Dade County must keep diversifying its economy in order to protect against another recession, local community leaders said at an annual Beacon Council meeting on Wednesday. Read More.

Beacon Council outlines plans for local job development

BY NICHOLAS NEHAMAS

nnehamas@miamiherald.com

 

Miami-Dade County must keep diversifying its economy in order to protect against another recession, local community leaders said at an annual Beacon Council meeting on Wednesday.

The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade’s economic development agency, announced plans to launch an online career portal for job-seekers and employers in seven key industries at the heart of its One Community One Goal initiative, which was launched in 2012 to create local jobs with good salaries.

Op-ed: Skills Gap Highlights Challenges, Opportunities for Miami

Workforce initiatives focus on creating and filling middle-skills jobs.

Miami: A new haven for young professionals

Miami is winning the brain gain race. A recent study supported by the Knight Foundation listed Miami as one of the top areas in the nation attracting young professionals. Read More

Miami: A new haven for young professionals

Miami-Dade’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

(Miami, FL – July 17, 2015) – Miami-Dade County’s unemployment rate holds steady at 6.4 percent in June, down from 6.9 percent last June, according to statistics released Friday.

"This is a positive sign considering that this the first summer month employment report," The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. "Notably, Financial Activities, Professional and Business Services, Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities, and Construction all continue to experience significant gains after having lost a large portion of their workforce during the recession.

Spain-based Biotechnology Company Enters American Market Through Miami-Dade County

(Miami, FL - June 26, 2015) - Bird Biotech America, LLC, a Spain-based company dedicated to scientific research, develop

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