AKERMAN ONCE AGAIN RANKED AMONG TOP 25 MOST INNOVATIVE LAW FIRMS IN NORTH AMERICA BY FINANCIAL TIMES

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, has been selected as one of the nation’s most innovative law firms by the Financial Times for the third consecutive year. The firm was included in 2017 FT 25 North America list, which recognizes market leaders who are driving change in the areas of the business of law, legal expertise and access to justice. Akerman received further distinction in the Driving Value and Litigation and Disputes categories.

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AS “MIDDLE-SKILL” JOBS GO UNFILLED, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAUNCHES JOBS STUDY

Economic developer Kelly Smallridge long has preached the importance of college degrees in building a skilled labor force. But lately she has noticed employers are looking for something different, namely workers with two-year certificates in specialties such as diesel mechanics and database administration.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF PALM BEACH COUNTY LAUNCHES WORKFORCE ANALYSIS TO ENSURE CONTINUING BUSINESS RELOCATION SUCCESS

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (“BDB”) today launched a comprehensive workforce study to analyze the area’s labor force, as part of its ongoing commitment to keep Palm Beach County a premier business destination. With support from JP Morgan Chase, the workforce assessment is supported and will be guided by a PBC Skills Team comprised of the BDB, Chamber, municipalities, Career Source, Economic Council and educational leaders who convened today at the West Palm Beach Hilton for a project briefing presented by Boyette Strategic Advisors (“Boyette”).

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