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Local college to host career expo for Pasco County job-seekers

Local college to host career expo for Pasco County job-seekers

Pasco County, Florida - If you're looking for a job and want to get direct access to companies that may be hiring in the Pasco area,  Rasmussen College's Career Expo may be the place to be.

The career expo is open to all students, alumni, community members, and employers at no charge. Connect with potential employers including the Pasco Sheriff, Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller, Peninsula Care and Rehab, Boys & Girls Club and U.S. Army, among others. 

The career expo is Thursday, August 25, at Rasmussen College located at 18600 Fernview Street in Land O' Lakes.

Pasco County website to perform maintenance Sunday

Pasco County website to perform maintenance Sunday

Pasco County, Florida -- The official Pasco County website will be temporarily unavailable Sunday, August 21, 2011.

The site will be down from 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., but service will resume promptly after the maintenance is complete.

The county apologizes for any inconvenience and wants all residents to expect the outage to be swift and productive.

Metropolitan Ministries announces new site in Pasco County

Metropolitan Ministries announces new site in Pasco County

Pasco County -- Metropolitan Ministries and former mission, Joining Hands Community Mission, just announced that they have merged to form Metropolitan Ministries-Pasco.

The announcement of Metropolitan Ministries-Pasco took place during the annual Kids Camp Event. At the conclusion of the week-long camp on Friday, August 12, 180 campers and their families will be treated to dinner, Backpacks of Hope, new backpacks filled with school supplies, and a Box of Hope to take home (a food box that provides a family of four with food  for three days).  

Metropolitan Ministries has had a presence in Pasco for a number of years. The merger will bring expanded outreach services for at-risk and homeless families in Pasco County.

For more information visit the website.

Pasco School Board and County to team up on redistricting efforts

Pasco School Board and County to team up on redistricting efforts

Pasco County, Florida – According to a Florida Constitution Article, the Board of County Commissioners is required to develop a redistricting plan every decennial census to keep Commission Districts as nearly equal in population as practical. Another section of the article, Florida Statutes, has a similar provision to keep school board member residence areas nearly equal as practicable.

Over the last number of weeks, County staff has been working on different options to give the respective boards an opportunity to review the revised maps.

Senator invites public to protest sinkhole rate

Senator invites public to protest sinkhole rate

Pasco County, Florida -- Senator Mike Fasano and Policyholders of Florida will be lining up along Little Road in front of the Pasco County Government Center (7530 Little Road, New Port Richey 34654)  on August 16 from 4-6 p.m. to wave signs and express their opposition to the proposed sinkhole rate increases sought by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.  State Senator Mike Fasano invites all consumers to make a sign and come out and join him.
 
“It is time for our governor, chief financial officer, many of my colleagues in the legislature and the decision makers at the Office of Insurance Regulation to get the message that people can’t afford the outrageous premiums Citizens is seeking,” Senator Fasano states.  “Please join me on August 16th and let Tallahassee know that these rates are unacceptable.”

Two new hospitals to discuss plans with Pasco residents

Two new hospitals to discuss plans with Pasco residents

Pasco County, Florida --The chief executive officers of hospitals under construction in Wesley Chapel and Trinity will discuss their timetables and operational plans at the Aug. 11 meeting of the Pasco Alliance of Community Associations. 

The public is invited to attend the PACA meeting. It begins on Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, located at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. (US 41), three miles north of SR 54.

Offering their updates and answering questions about their hospital planning will be Brian Adams of the 80-bed Wesley Chapel Medical Center scheduled to open in 2012, and Leigh Massengill of Medical Center of Trinity, expected to open this year with 236 beds.

Bank receives $8.8 million for small business loans

Bank receives $8.8 million for small business loans

Dade City, Florida -- This week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Florida Traditions Bank (Dade City Florida) received $8.8 million through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF). The SBLF, which was established as part of the Small Business Jobs Act that President Obama signed into law, encourages community banks to increase their lending to small businesses, helping those companies expand their operations and create new jobs.          

“This funding will help break down barriers to credit for small businesses so they can invest, expand, and create new jobs,” said Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios. “Continuing to unlock access to capital for Main Street entrepreneurs is vital to strengthening economic growth and job creation in local communities across our country.”