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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Florida SBDC Network, Florida Atlantic University Announce Partnership

 Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are pleased to announce a new partnership to establish the Florida SBDC at FAU. Through the partnership, FAU will serve as the Florida SBDC’s newest regional host partner to provide the intellectual capital and expertise to meet the needs of existing and emerging small business owners in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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MODERNIZING MEDICINE JOINS XCERTIA’S COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO HELP ENHANCE THE USE OF MOBILE HEALTH APPS

Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., today announced it has joined Xcertia™, a collaborative dedicated to improving the quality, safety and effectiveness of mobile health applications, or apps. As a member of Xcertia, Modernizing Medicine will collaborate with other leading healthcare organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), DHX Group and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), to help ensure mHealth apps are safe and effective for consumers and have the confidence of physicians recommending them.

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