Employment Some Job Sectors Facing Worker Shortage By Tom Flanigan • Aug 24, 2018 Tom Flanigan Leon County’s job creators were meeting with the area’s employee providers on Aug. 23rd. The fact the region is near full employment is making it ever harder to find qualified workers. Employment On The Rise In Leon County By Kaleigh Wright • May 29, 2018 MGN Online In the last year, employment in Leon County has risen 2%, while the average weekly wage has increased by 4%. Leon County has seen significant fiscal improvements over the last twelve years. Lawmaker Wants Job Protections For Workers Under Evacuation Orders By Kate Payne • Oct 3, 2017 Jonathan Kos-Read via flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathankosread/ One Florida lawmaker believes workers who evacuate because of an emergency don’t deserve to lose their jobs. A new bill would give the state’s employees more protections. Valdosta Provides Jobs And Mentors To High School Students By Jocelyn Beever • Jul 6, 2017 Valdosta, A City Without Limits Facebook Page Valdosta is committing to give local youth up to two years of employment, job training, and mentoring through the statewide Great Promise Partnership Program.