The newspaper business in Florida continues to suffer the woes of a bad economy and changing technology, with the Tampa Tribune the latest to announce major layoffs in its print and online operations. 16 percent of the staff was laid off Monday.
Jontavia Bellamy and her family packed up the car to head to Miami Beach and barbeque Monday, but her Labor Day cookout plans left a sour taste in her mouth. Bellamy would rather have been working. She’s been unemployed for nearly two years.
Despite some controversy, the new Westchester Walmart mega-store held its grand opening celebration at 8400 Coral Way Saturday. Crowds packed the store, filling their carts with everything from groceries to clothing, despite concern from local businesses the giant store could ruin them.