The 650 Bank Atlantic employees made jobless after BB&T bought the Fort Lauderdale-based bank have been offered jobs by BB&T.
Bad news for some means good news for others: 350 employees at Miami-based Ryder System recently lost their jobs, despite a solid Q2 earnings report.
Bank of America will lay off roughly 675 workers in two Fort Lauderdale offices, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The impacted office is where mortgage modifications are handled.
The University of Miami medical school says it has already started laying off employees. And while the school did tell the state that 800 positions would be affected, the dean of the school says he hopes that fewer than 800 people will be laid off.
All Broward high schools will implement a uniform seven period class schedule next school year, eliminating the block schedules used in 12 high schools.
More than 920 Jackson Memorial Hospital employees could be out of a job by the end of the month. The hospital gave out pink slips last week and some employees argue the affects are already apparent. The hospital now faces a fight from unions and questions over patient care.
The economic recovery may be years away from ending, but there have been some steady gains in South Florida and across the country that is giving some economists hope heading into the second quarter starting Sunday.
T-Mobile, the nation’s 4th largest wireless provider which has been struggling following a failed merger attempt with much larger AT&T, said it will close a number of call centers around the nation including one on Ft. Lauderdale. Nearly 500 jobs would be affected.
Miami-Dade County Commissioners will meet Thursday in a special meeting to discuss impending layoffs at Jackson Health System. Regardless of their decision, CBS4 has learned even experienced nurses who are not on the chopping block are jumping ship for private hospitals.
The Great Recession has taken a large toll on the Florida workforce, even after the recession technically ended.