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Thursday, May 10th, 2018


Consumer Advocates Warn Against Repeal of Auto-Loan Discrimination Rule

Trimmel Gomes, Florida News Connection TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – According to several consumer-backed studies, the color of your skin can make buying a car more expensive. In 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a notice that discriminatory auto lending is illegal, but a GOP-led effort in Congress to overturn those protections is gaining traction. The resolution that already passed the Senate targets “dealer markups,” where car dealers charge additional interest on top of what third-party lenders charge. Alice Vickers, director of the Florida Alliance for Consumer Protection, says she’s seen numerous studies, includingRead More

CareerSource Florida Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Businesses Grow through Quick Response Training #EconDevWeek #EDW2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (5/9/18) – CareerSource Florida is celebrating 25 years of helping nearly 140,000 workers connect to good jobs and enhance their value to their employers through Florida’s Quick Response Training grant program. Quick Response Training provides grants for customized, skills-based curriculum development and training to new or expanding businesses in qualified industries. “Over the past 25 years, Quick Response Training grants have helped Florida retain and attract hundreds of businesses that have created new, high-wage jobs and changed lives for the better,” said CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard.Read More

The Central Florida Urban League Today in 2018

Something positive is in the air in the Pine Hills community and residents should look no further than the Central Florida Urban League. Since taking the helm of the organization in November 2015, Glenton “Glen” Gilzean Jr. has turned the organization around, bringing with him an illumination of thought and a holy willingness to reach out to those that need support.   Behind the scenes, the organization is debt free and individuals as well as corporations are lining up to support their incredible empowerment programs. In the community, the staffRead More