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Veterans on Wall Street supports Wounded Warrior Project

Veterans on Wall Street supports Wounded Warrior Project

 

Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS), a national initiative dedicated to honoring former military personnel and employees currently in the National Guard and Reserves by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry, recently donated more than $30,000 to Wounded Warrior Project in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Veterans-Only Job Fair Happening Today

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Veterans across the country will be able to log on and apply for post-service careers as part of a virtual job fair today.

Just one day before the celebration of Veteran's Day, more than 36,000 former servicemen and women have signed up to participate in the online job fair.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, recent war veterans had a slightly higher unemployment rate than the rest of the country in 2010. 

"Gulf War-era II veterans," or members of the military who have served since 2001, had a jobless rate of 11.5 percent last year.  Non-veterans had a jobless rate of 9.4 percent. 

In July 2010, a quarter of Gulf War-era II veterans reported some sort of disability from their time in the armed forces.

To help these men and women find new careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Milicruit.com are holding a virtual job fair from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today. 

Cantina Laredo Thanks Veterans with a Free Entree

Cantina Laredo thanks veterans and active duty personnel by offering a free entrée on November 11. Military ID is required.

For more information about Cantina Laredo Jacksonville, menus and event catering,

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NORTH CAROLINIAN THOMAS PORTER JR. NAMED SWISHER SWEETS/SUNBELT EXPO SOUTHEASTERN FARMER OF THE YEAR

NORTH CAROLINIAN THOMAS PORTER JR. NAMED SWISHER SWEETS/SUNBELT EXPO SOUTHEASTERN FARMER OF THE YEAR

Thomas Porter, Jr., from Concord, N.C., has been selected as the 2011 overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.  The Farmer of the Year award recognizes excellence in agricultural production and management, along with leadership in community and farm organizations. The award also honors family contributions in producing safe and abundant supplies of food, fiber and shelter products for U.S. consumers.
 
A successful livestock farmer, Porter raises poultry, hogs and beef cattle. He was announced as the overall winner during the Willie B. Withers Luncheon held on the opening day of the 2011 Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show. Porter was chosen as Farmer of the Year over eight other state winners who were finalists for the 2011 award.
 

50 Homes in Jacksonville for $10,000 or Less

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Imagine buying for your own house for $3,500.  Or $4,000 for a duplex.  With prices like that, who wouldn't want to buy their own piece of real estate.

We found about 50 Jacksonville homes for 10-thousand dollars or less on Realtor.com  That's a great price, but just make sure you know what you are buying.

A home on 1618 west 12th Street is listed at $3,500.  We spoke with the listing agent Michael Fouts. He says there could be some additional liens attached to this home, that could cost the potential buyer some extra money. He also says house needs work. That may be part of the reason the house is condemned, and the city has declared it an unsafe structure.

Acosta's Hill and CSX's O'Malley Join JU Board of Trustees

Acosta's Hill and CSX's O'Malley Join JU Board of Trustees

 

Jacksonville University is proud to announce that Robert E. Hill, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Acosta, Inc. and Michael O’Malley, vice-president – state government and community affairs at CSX Transportation have joined the University’s Board of Trustees.

 

“We’re thrilled that Robert and Michael are joining the board because they will help us continue to provide oversight and guidance, working with our administration and staff to offer the best possible educational experience for our students,” said President Kerry D. Romesburg.

 

A long-time sales and marketing professional, Hill has served Acosta in a variety of key capacities. He was president of Siler Brokerage, a family business founded in 1927, and managed sales and marketing for numerous consumer packaged goods companies when Acosta acquired Siler in 1994. He was appointed president and chief operating officer of Acosta in 2004.