Wednesday Afternoon Update – Florida Trend

The balance of power is shifting in the workplace

The job market around the world and in the Sunshine State is changing. Workforce experts say the balance of power has shifted from employers to employees. At the Florida Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit 2023 this month, Steve Hatfield, global leader for the future of work at Deloitte, told virtual attendees that remote work is here to stay. Hatfield said 31 percent of the global workforce is now working remotely and 26 percent of them say they would quit if forced to return to the workplace. More from WUSF.

SCOTUS wants Biden admin. to weigh in on Florida’s tech crackdown

The US Supreme Court is reviewing Florida and Texas laws that would regulate how big social media companies censor political views, and has invited the White House and the Biden administration to weigh in. NetChoice, LLC v. Moody’s, is the legal contention of Florida’s so-called “Big Tech Crackdown” law passed in 2021 would prohibit social media companies from banning political candidates on their platforms. That law gives the state election commission the power to fine companies that violate the law $250,000 per day for state candidates and $25,000 per day for other candidates. More from WFLA.

Miami tourism shines as international arrivals increase

With a planned increase in seating capacity for international passengers arriving in Miami and higher hotel occupancy and a higher daily rate recorded just in the first two weeks of this year, the county’s tourism prospects are bright. Through the first two weeks of 2023 combined, occupancy at county hotels has increased 8.1% over the past year. Similarly, the average daily rate increased 4.6% and visitor volume, defined as demand, or how many people check into hotel rooms, increased another 12.1%, according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau. of Greater Miami. More from Miami today.

These Florida companies are working on a $120 million aerospace facility ‘Project Comet’

State aerospace development authority Space Florida is negotiating with an unnamed company to bring a $120 million facility that processes rocket payloads to the Launch and Landing Facility, the former landing site for the Space Shuttle program on Merritt Island. The facility, dubbed “Project Comet,” would create 50 jobs by 2025 that will pay an average annual salary of $120,000, according to Space Florida board meeting documents. More from the Orlando Business Journal.

Clearwater Logistics Company Launches Franchise Program

PODS founder Pete Warhurst’s new logistics company, Red Rover Moving and Storage, has launched a franchise program and would like to add 20 franchise locations by 2023, according to a press release. Red Rover’s executive management team will provide franchisees with detailed training and use of the trademark, technologies and processes. More from the Business Observer.

Healthcare needs a new playbook to retain talent – ​​upskilling can help

Throughout the “Great Resignation,” health care has lost approximately 20 percent of its workforce, including employees in a variety of health care support occupations. Nearly 1.7 million people have left their healthcare jobs by 2022, which is equivalent to nearly 3 percent of the healthcare workforce each month. And according to a survey of 1,000 healthcare professionals, 28 percent quit their jobs due to burnout, taking years of institutional and practical experience with them. [Sponsored report]

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Bidders line up for Miami Heat arena naming rights

Bankrupt FTX will pay more for basketball arena naming rights even as the county works to remove the crypto company’s name, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told commissioners last week, and a new naming rights deal with someone else is on the way. “There are companies that are coming forward to talk to our staff, to the Heat” about naming rights, the mayor said as commissioners pressed her for more details.

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SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival returns with new food and concerts

SeaWorld Orlando is gearing up to dive into its popular Seven Seas Food Festival. Beginning February 3, guests will be able to sample more than 200 food and beverage offerings, watch live concerts, and enjoy the park’s award-winning attractions and incredible animal presentations. The festival’s markets showcase foods from Italy, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Asia and beyond, the theme park said.

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