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Multi-Billion Dollar Company Relocating North American Headquarters to Jacksonville

March 24, 2014
Adecco, S.A., the world’s largest staffing company and provider of human resources solutions, announced today that it plans to relocate its North American headquarters for Adecco Group North America from Melville, N.Y., to Jacksonville.

City Website Scores Highest in State for Government Transparency

March 20, 2014
Mayor Launches New Transparency Effort to Provide Even More Access for Citizens

Earlier in this Sunshine Week, the First Amendment Foundation rated the City of Jacksonville’s website as the most transparent city website in Florida. Building on that success, Mayor Alvin Brown today announced the launch of a new transparency web page to make it easier for people to connect with their government.

“Open government is good government,” said Mayor Brown. “It’s essential that our city government is transparent and citizens have convenient access to information. We appreciate the positive recognition from the First Amendment Foundation. Our new transparency web page is the next step forward in our continuing efforts at openness and accountability.”

Northside Company Enhances Expansion Resulting from London Trip

March 05, 2014
Greencore USA, Inc., a publicly traded global food service company that already employs 259 people on Jacksonville’s Northside, announced that it plans a $10 million investment and expansion that would create up to 283 new jobs, pending approval of City legislation.

JaxScore to Drive Efficiency, Accountability in City Operations

March 05, 2014
New Website Offers the Public a Tool to Learn about City’s Progress on Key Priorities

Mayor Alvin Brown today announced the launch of a new City of Jacksonville web page with “performance scorecards” aimed at enhancing efficiency and accountability in city operations. JaxScore 1.0, developed by the city’s Information Technology Division, offers the public a new tool to find out how well various city departments, divisions and offices are performing on key priorities.

“JaxScore is about making our city government more efficient, effective and responsive to community needs,” said Mayor Brown. “It’s about being focused on clear goals and measurable results. It’s also about being transparent and accountable, so citizens can see how their city is performing. Some people call it data-driven government. I just call it smart government.”
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Education, Business and Community Leaders in Jacksonville to Gather for GradNation Community Summit

March 03, 2014
Jacksonville Summit One of 100 Nationwide to Examine Challenges and Solutions for Raising High School Graduation Rates and Preparing All Young People for Success

Mayor Alvin Brown announced today he will convene the Jacksonville GradNation Community Summit with America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth.

The all-day summit will be held Friday, April 4 at the Jacksonville Public Library’s Main Branch. The agenda will focus on how to improve high school graduation rates and better prepare young people for college and the workforce.
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Mayor Brown Launches Youth Initiative

January 17, 2014
Opportunities for Jobs, Leadership and Diversion Begin at MLK Jr. Breakfast

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown today launched a youth initiative that will increase summer job opportunities, expand efforts to keep first-time, nonviolent juvenile offenders out of repeat trouble and develop youth leaders in the community.

“Improving opportunities for Jacksonville’s next generation is one of my top priorities,” said Mayor Brown. “Young people represent the hope of our community. Wise investments in our youth pay huge dividends for them and for Jacksonville.”

View the fact sheet on the Mayor's Youth Initiative

The mayor announced his youth initiative at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, featuring journalist Soledad O’Brien.

Philadelphia Union To Face New York Red Bulls At EverBank Field

January 16, 2014
Exhibition Soccer Game is Part of the Union’s Partnership With City of Jacksonville
 
Philadelphia Union announced today that the soccer club will face 2013 Supporters’ Shield Champion New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL, as part of the 2014 pre-season trip. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. Tickets are available now at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Ferry Service Restored

January 16, 2014
Thank you for your continued patience.  The St. Johns River Ferry will resume regular service today, Thursday, January 16, beginning at 6:00 a.m.  (Please note that the orange FDOT electronic message signs may continue to report that the ferry is closed because it could be midday Thursday before they are updated.)

Ferry Service Temporarily Suspending

January 14, 2014
Service on the St. Johns River has been temporarily suspended in response to a possible problem detected today with vessel control mechanisms that were replaced during last month’s overhaul and inspection.  Although we have long awaited the ferry’s return to normal operations, the decision to temporary suspend service is made with the upmost regard for passenger safety.  We anticipate ferry service to be suspended through tomorrow, Wednesday, January 15.  We again apologize for any inconvenience, but safety always comes first.  Please look for  future alerts with updates on this situation.

Ferry Back in Service!

January 10, 2014
More good news!  The St. Johns River Ferry successfully completed all her sea trials today and will actually be back in service tomorrow (Saturday January 11) beginning at 7:00 AM.  The “official” opening ceremony and all day free passage will still occur on Sunday, January 12.
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