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Trying To Get A Job? The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Helped Add Hundreds In Broward Last Year

October 19, 2018 | Filed under: CSBD News

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance helped bring more than 870 new jobs to Broward County over the last fiscal year. That's fewer jobs than the nearly 2,000 added the year before.

The figures are from the public/private economic development partnership's annual report, which was released Thursday night.

Bob Swindell is President and CEO of The Alliance. Despite the dip, he said job growth in the county is steady.

"We're not going to see, you know, a thousand, two-thousand new jobs per year - it will be more gradual," he said. "But it will be a sustainable rate - more to what we were used to before the Great Recession."

Marie Jones is also going through a career transition after working in HR in the hospitality industry for 18 years. She has been working with the agency CareerSource Broward for the past couple of weeks.

"When I first started, prior to being introduced to CareerSource Broward services, I wasn't optimistic at all," she said.

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