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Jobless claims in Florida dropped precipitously last week

New jobless claims in Florida last week dropped almost 75% after rising significantly in the two previous weeks, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor. Some 17,621 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week, a drop from the previous week’s 69,140 new claims. Nationwide, new jobless claims fell slightly last week […]

A Chico's store. Photo via WINK News.

Chico’s cuts jobs in ‘significant restructuring’

Chico’s confirmed deep job cuts on Thursday, both locally and nationwide. The Fort Myers-based fashion company filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission outlining what it calls a “significant restructuring.” In late January, Chico’s management celebrated the opening of brand new Chico’s, Soma, and White House Black Market stores in south Fort Myers. Weeks […]