From February 2017 to February 2018, real average hourly earnings increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 0.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the 12-month period.
Community First Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Florida, released its 2017 annual financial report at its 84th annual meeting held Thursday, March 15 at the credit union’s headquarters in LaVilla. The annual report shows strong deposit and loan growth for the fifth year in a row and a record $30 million in new local business loans to area organizations and entrepreneurs.
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) will host its annual “A Night at Roy’s” event, featuring gourmet cuisine, fabulous wines, tropical cocktails, live music, and a live and silent auction. One of Northeast Florida’s most widely attended charity events, last year’s event was an enormous success with more than 400 attendees and $55,000 raised to help keep children and teens safe through the MBF Child Safety Matters™ Prevention Education Series.
Congressman and former Jacksonville sheriff John Rutherford (R-FL) said recent House approval of $50 million for a grant program to train students, teachers, school officials and local law enforcement on ways to identify and intervene when early signs of violence are present will pave the way forward following the recent Parkland, Florida tragedy.