Jobs Lost And Job Available 

Posted: 3:54 am Friday, November 3rd, 2017

By Ann Kelly


The next round of closures for Kmart and Sears will include locations in Florida, one in Clearwater. The company will close the Kmart on 19 in Clearwater this January as well as stores in Sebring and Milton.

Hundreds of jobs will be lost when Mosaic shuts down their fertilizer plant in Plant City. There are 430 people working there now and the announcement the plant stop production at the end of the year caught a lot of people off guard. Mosaic cited financial reason for the closure.

Some of the best restaurants in the Bay area need workers. Low unemployment numbers aren’t working in their favor companies like the Columbia Restaurant group that owns Ulele, Goody Goody and the historic Columbia restaurants have a variety of openings. For the full story and more restaurants with job openings, take a look here. The Dove is a sponsor of the Goody Goody Turkey Gobble Thanksgiving morning.

The Food for Florida event for Pasco County has been moved to and will start this Sunday, November 5th and run through the 8th at the Pasco County Fairgrounds. You can apply online ahead of time here..

St Pete City Council had to put a hold on speaking with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at yesterday’s meeting since no one from the FWC could be there to talk about a. report from the FWC that says the city committed 89 felonies when up to one billion gallons waste released back in 2015-2016. They’ll take the matter up again in December. For more details check with the Tampa Bay Times.

The Suncoast Animal League has returned from Puerto Rico with more than one hundred dogs and at least a dozen cats displaced by Hurricane Maria. They can thank the generosity of Tampa Bay resident Helen Rich who gave them $125,000 to make the trip. The animals should be ready to adopt in a few weeks, and you can keep up with them on the Suncoast Animal League’s Facebook page. You can also check in at the Suncoast Animal League’s Dogtoberfest Saturday, Nov. 11th for more adoption opportunities.

Autonomous shuttle service will be coming to Tampa, possibly as early as Gasparilla weekend this January. It’s a limited route for the driverless shuttle that will only run between HART’s Marion Street Bus Center and about a mile away to downtown Tampa. It’s a test for the city and would be the only one of its kind operating in regular daily traffic.