PHHCC looking for casino sponsors
The Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is looking for sponsors and guests for its Havana Casino Night fundraiser June 13 beginning at 6 p.m., at the Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club in Lutz.
The event, at 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway, will raise money for the PHHCC scholarship fund.
Sponsorship opportunities range from $100 to $500, and all include tickets to the event.
For information on how to sponsor, call John Jay at (813) 298-3232, or call (813) 404-9128.
Wesley Chapel Walmart hiring 300 people
A new Walmart planning to open this summer on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel is now in the process of hiring up to 300 people to work in the store.
In anticipation of that opening, Walmart has set up a temporary hiring center at 28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 190, in Wesley Chapel. It will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those who don’t want to go out physically also can apply online at Careers.Walmart.com.
Walmart says it will give extra attention to military veterans who have been honorably discharged over the last 12 months through its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment. Details of that program can be found at WalmartCareersWithAMission.com.
The new Walmart will be managed by Stephanie White, and will look for both full- and part-time associates.
The majority of the new employees are set to being work in July to help prepare for the store’s grand opening, Walmart officials said in a release.
RN Cancer Guides joins SmartStart
Susan Scherer, founder of the medical consulting company RN Cancer Guides, is the newest associate member of the SmartStart Dade City Incubator, we well as a microloan recipient from the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc.
Scherer’s medical career spans more than 24 years working in everything from trauma, diagnostic coding, neurological and surgical intensive care units to specialize in fields like neurological-oncology and endocrine cancer.
Scherer recently relocated the company to an office in Wesley Chapel.
For information on the SmartStart program, visit SmartStartPasco.com.
Townview Apartments sold
Townview Apartments, located in the heart of the Zephyrhills business district, are now under new ownership.
Kraus Townview Apartments LP finalized its purchase of the 46-unit complex at 38124 Townview Ave., in Zephyrhills, on May 12 for $2.1 million, or $45,650 per unit.
It was sold by Regal Properties Capital, which had purchased the nearly 30-year-old complex in 2008 for $2.4 million.
Kraus Townview purchased the complex using a $1.5 million mortgage from TD Bank, according to Pasco County property records. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company includes among its managers Michael Weber and Nelson Kraus, according to state corporation records.
The complex is located on nearly 3 acres of land, off Gall Boulevard just south of Pretty Pond Road.
The sale is the largest real estate transaction so far this year in Zephyrhills, topping the $1.5 million sale of the All Craft Marine location on County Road 54 by its tenants last February.
Florida adding jobs
Florida’s private sector added 33,700 jobs in April, bringing its total to 600,400 since December 2010.
Gov. Rick Scott’s office released the news, adding that Florida’s unemployment rate also dropped slightly to 6.2 percent last month. That makes it the ninth consecutive month the state’s unemployment rate has been below the national rate.
Florida’s labor force in April was 9.6 million, which consists of people with jobs, and those who are collecting unemployment benefits.
The state’s over-the-year job growth rate in April of 3.3 percent is the fastest annual job growth rate since March 2006, before the housing market crash.
Florida’s 24 regional workforce boards reported more than 42,500 Floridians were placed in jobs in April. That includes anyone who received unemployment and training assistance through a CareerSource Center, and finds a job within 180 days. Of those people, more than 8,800 of them were receiving unemployment benefits.
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