Friday, July 09, 2010

Websites Of Interest To Floridians

Where Your Tax Dollars Are Spent And Where Gulf Jobs Are

LABELLE, FL. -- Here are two websites that may be of interest to many Floridians:

Recovery Act: Increasing the Public's Understanding of What Funds Are Being Spent on and What Outcomes Are Expected

A hallmark of efforts to implement the $862 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) is to be transparent and accountable about how the money is being spent and what is being achieved. To help achieve these goals, recipients must report every 3 months on their award activities and expected outcomes, among other things. This information is available on, the government's official Recovery Act website. This report covers 11 federal programs focused on broadband, energy, transportation, federal buildings, and civil works activities. It describes how the Office of Management and Budget and federal agencies implemented the act to report funds' uses and assesses the extent to which descriptions of awards meet transparency criteria. . In addition, the report provides information on 52 energy and infrastructure awards in states, including Florida, that are part of bimonthly reviews.

Florida Gulf Recovery Jobs

This website allows job seekers to locate and apply for positions created in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Florida Gulf Recovery Jobs is a dedicated portal through Florida's official online job bank, the Employ Florida Marketplace, currently listing more than 3,500 positions related to response and recovery efforts, with additional positions posted regularly. Designed as an online 'one-stop shop' for job seekers and employers, the website allows job seekers to access available positions, which are verified by the local Regional Workforce Boards, as employers post them. Floridians can also call 1-877-362-5034 to learn more about available jobs related to response and recovery efforts.

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