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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. 

JEA Paid More Than $12 Million in Overtime in 2010

JEA Paid More Than $12 Million in Overtime in 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bob Cole is out on the banks of the St. Johns River every chance he can get.

Cole said fishing is pretty much like paying his electric bill: he never knows what he will get.

"The month before last it was $303, but this time I got it yesterday, Saturday it was $160.

Cole said his JEA bills on average have gone up $100 a month.

While he is paying more, the electric authority has paid out $12.4 million in overtime in just the last year.

DATABASE: See What JEA Employees Earn

JEA said overtime makes up less than 8 percent of the salary base, which is $158 million.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Announces New Gamma Knife Center

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Announces New Gamma Knife Center

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is home to Northeast Florida’s first Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ and now the region’s only Gamma Knife.  The highly sophisticated medical device uses radiation to treat malignant and benign brain tumors and other vascular disorders in a single, one day patient visit through minimally invasive technology.  The Perfexion is also an excellent treatment for trigeminal neuralgia, an excruciating and incapacitating form of facial pain.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Wins Outstanding Achievement in Web Development

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Wins Outstanding Achievement in Web Development

 St. Vincent’s HealthCare is pleased to announce our website, www.jaxhealth.com, received another prestigious award for “Outstanding Achievement in Web Development.”  The Web Marketing Association’s WebAward Competition is an annual website award contest that names the best Web sites in 96 industries.

Looking for a Job? Virtual Fair Continues Through Friday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Looking for a job? 

Starting a new career could be as easy as logging on and uploading your resume. 

First Coast Workforce Development is holding a "virtual job fair" this week. 

It began at midnight Monday and runs through midnight Friday. The job fair features more than 50 employers and over 300 job opportunities on their website.

Once you go to the site, create a user name and password.  Then you can upload your resume and start applying.

Virtual job fairs have become more popular for both companies and their potential employees.

Bank of America Website Down, Again

Bank of America Website Down, Again

 

Some users trying to access bankofamerica.com get a message that the home page is temporarily unavailable.

Spokeswoman Tara Burke says customers experiencing slowness or who can't get through should keep trying. She says the access problems are a result of the bank managing traffic volume during peak use. She declined to say whether volume has surged in recent days.

Problems began on Friday, a day after the bank said it would start charging a $5 monthly fee for customers using debit cards. Burke insists there's no connection. Burke says there's been no hacking and no customer information was compromised.

Bank of America, based in Charlotte, N.C., is the biggest U.S. bank by deposits.

 

JEA Announces Home Energy Makeover Contest

JEA is sponsoring a Home Energy Makeover Contest to demonstrate how whole house energy efficiency improvements can increase the overall comfort of a home and reduce energy bills.