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Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Teams Up with CareerSource Florida, The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Homebuilders, Uber and Lennar to Hire for Construction Jobs
Nineteen local workforce boards will host a statewide, construction industry-focused job fair beginning June 12 in cities and towns across Florida. In partnership with the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, CareerSource Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Homebuilders, Uber and Lennar – the largest homebuilder in America and Florida, the events bring together construction and related companies seeking to hire Floridians and individuals displaced by Hurricane Maria for a variety of high-paying jobs.
Florida small businesses will greatly benefit from lower tax rates
The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition of Florida commend our congressional members and the White House for coming together in agreement of a comprehensive pro-growth tax reform plan.
A new poll conducted by the American Action Network indicated 73 percent of Americans say passing tax reform should be a top priority for Congress.
“This poll is very telling, not only for Florida’s small business community, but for every citizen in the U.S.,” said Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We must consider the recent hurricane damage and flooding in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico and how tax reform will put more money back into hard-working Americans’ pockets. This will help rebuild infrastructure and help rebuild communities. Speaker Ryan, Chairman Brady and Congressman Curbelo, please keep up the great work. We must see tax reform pass this year.”
“As a blue dog Democrat people often wonder where I stand on certain issues. Yesterday’s announcement from Speaker Ryan and other members of Congress is a true sign of hope for the much-needed replacement of our nation’s 30-year old tax code,” said Barney Bishop, small business owner, Main Street Growth and Opportunity Steering Committee Member and Immediate Past President of the Associated Industries of Florida. “The 20-25 percent lower business rate will benefit our nation tremendously and I am glad to see the Senate, House and White House in agreement on the revamped tax reform plan.”
The Main Street Growth and Opportunity Coalition Florida members strongly urge lawmakers in Washington D.C. to pass our national budget, so tax reform can be enacted this year. The risk of delaying this policy, yet again, will put Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico’s storm recovery at risk – not to mention discourage continued economic success nationwide. We are getting closer, but need to come across the finish line.
About the Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition – Florida
The Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition is an alliance of businesses, local trade associations and concerned individuals committed to supporting a common sense, pro-growth agenda for America. For more information, please visit www.mainstreetgrowthandopportunity.org/florida.
Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts
Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announces efforts to raise funds for Puerto Rico
STATEWIDE – The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce today launched efforts to provide immediate relief to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria recovery through a charitable initiative called “Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.”
“Our hearts go out to Puerto Rico as they face the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Maria. The island’s entire 3.5 million population is without power, and many residents need immediate medical relief,” said Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “It is important we do our part to help alleviate their pain and assist our fellow Americans as they recover and rebuild. Please visit www.prgives.org and make any monetary donation to help Puerto Rico.”
With a goal of raising $250,000 in disaster relief funds, donations will be directed toward emergency supplies such as bottled water, canned goods, dried foods, medication, pillows and blankets, shovels and hammers, and other necessary items. If you live in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville or West Palm Beach and would like to drop off supplies please contact[email protected] for more information.
To make a donation, please visit www.prgives.org.
Statement by Julio Fuentes, President/CEO,
Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Following the passage of House Bill 81 in the Commerce Committee
“The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce applauds the passage of House Bill 81 today in the Commerce Committee. Representatives demonstrated their support for this pro-business, common sense bill and we are pleased the legislation will be heard on the House floor this session. With the companion bill, SB 106, being voted on by the full Senate tomorrow, Florida is one step closer to joining 30 other states in providing all retailers with a level playing field and the tools to compete in today’s modern society. As advocates for our state’s hardworking Hispanic business owners, we are proud to stand with the Floridians for Fair Business Practices coalition and encourage legislators to fully repeal the antiquated Alcohol Separation Law.”
Floridians for Fair Business Practices is a coalition of retailers and business groups whose purpose is to identify rules and regulations, which prohibit the growth and expansion of Florida businesses. For additional information, please visit www.FairBizinFlorida.com.