Entries by Crystal Rodriguez

Miami-Dade County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.9%

Key Takeaways The unemployment rate continues to improve as the area recovers from COVID-19. In April 2021, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9%, an improvement compared to March’s unemployment rate of 8.2%. Compared to April of 2020, non-agricultural payroll jobs have increased significantly. o Almost all sectors added jobs between April 2020 and […]

March 2021 Employment Report

The numbers analyzed  In March 2021, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 8.2 percent. From February 2021 to March 2021, there was an increase of 7,800 nonagricultural payroll jobs, which is a 0.7 percentage point increase. Many sectors have begun adding jobs. The County had a reduction of 82,500 nonagricultural payroll […]

February 2021 Employment Report

The numbers analyzed  In February 2021, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 7.9 percent. From January 2021 to February 2021, there was an increase of 6,500 nonagricultural payroll jobs, which is a 0.6 percentage point increase. The County had a reduction of 110,400 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from February […]

Diana Londoño is Awarded with 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development by DCI

Miami, FL– March 17, 2021 – Diana Londono, Vice President of International Economic Development for the Miami-Dade Beacon Council has been announced as a recipient of the 2021 Economic Development 40 Under 40 Award, the biennial award recognizing rising stars under 40 years old in the economic development industry. The awards program is hosted by Development Counsellors International […]

SoftBank Joins Ambitious Initiative to Build a More Equitable Pipeline for Data Science Talent

  SoftBank partners with Correlation One’s pioneering effort to upskill up to 10,000 workers from underrepresented communities across the U.S. and Latin America   Miami, Florida – FEBRUARY 18, 2021 – SoftBank Group International (SoftBank) as part of its AI Academy, today announced its support for Data Science for All / Empowerment (DS4A / Empowerment), […]

An Opportunity to Reimagine

Dynamic is one way to describe libraries in the United States. More than five million programs are in use throughout America’s libraries at any time on any given day. Navigating the world of the modern librarian requires several qualities: a wily imagination, broad knowledge base, an ability to adapt, to marshal ever changing tools and resources, to think quickly on one’s feet, the courage to take on new challenges, and a deep commitment to the communities they serve are but a few.

Building Together: Miami-Dade Tech Leaders Present Shared Vision For Dynamic, Diverse, Inclusive Ecosystem In #Miamitech Manifesto

—Celebrates Miami’s unique strengths and invites makers, technologists, and advocates to collaborate and drive equitable, inclusive growth for the 305— MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 7, 2021 – A collective of tech leaders, builders, and advocates that have contributed to the foundation of Miami-Dade’s dynamic, growing tech and innovation ecosystem collaborated on a #MiamiTech Manifesto released earlier […]

New Officers, Board Of Directors & Committee Leadership For The 2020-2021 Fiscal Year

—Leaders from the public and private sector commit to local economic development efforts—   MIAMI, FL – December 1, 2020 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and slate of new officers and committee leadership. The Board of Directors consists of volunteer leaders […]

Bank of America Gives Florida International University, Miami Dade College and University of Puerto Rico $1 Million Each for Jobs Initiative

Bank of America Gives Florida International University, Miami Dade College and University of Puerto Rico $1 Million Each for Jobs Initiative $25 Million National Program Supports Programming, Re-skilling, and Upskilling for Students of Color; Includes Partnerships with Major Employers and The Aspen Institute MIAMI —Bank of America today announced a new $1 million jobs initiative […]