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Lee County is a ‘job-seeker’ market

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Is employment opt-out making it hard to hire workers? Although the unemployment rate is at just 4% throughout the county, experts and local businesses are finding it challenging to fill positions in a variety of fields. Officials at CareerSource Southwest ...

Lehigh’s hidden gem for fresh produce

news@breezenewspapers.com Lehigh Acres is not normally known for its abundance of fresh produce — not until Country Harvest Farms Market and Nursery came along. Currently named Sugar Sweet Produce, Country Harvest Market was opened in 2019 by owners Michelle Williams and Tracy Burden. The ...

Hodges, Goodwill unveil new workforce facility

news@breezenewspapers.com Business leaders and Lehigh residents came together last week for the unveiling of a new workforce training facility — the first of its kind in the state of Florida. HU Direct, an Express Division of Hodges University, and Goodwill Industries of Southwest ...

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee reaches campaign goal

news@breezenewspapers.com The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee has concluded the 2020-2021 Campaign, and met the campaign goal of $10.8 million due to the generous contributions of individuals and businesses in the region. This is the 28th consecutive year that the goal has ...

LRMC to hold job fair and food drive

news@breezenewspapers.com Lehigh Regional Medical Center will hold a Job Fair on March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals interested in applying for the various open positions can visit a tent set up in the front of the hospital at 1530 Lee Blvd., in Lehigh Acres. According to Jackie ...

Rental assistance program announced

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Lee County has received a new round of funds for its LeeCARES rental and utilities assistance program for those who have suffered lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and who fall below 80% of the area's median income. The new $23.3 million emergency rental ...

Lehigh Farmers Market held every Saturday

news@breezenewspapers.com A new community event was brought to Lehigh Acres the second week of January and it will continue every Saturday until the end of April. Seth DeBartolo, who is an ordained pastor through Amigos En Cristo and was recently commissioned to work with Beautiful Savior ...

Masks required at all airports

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Travelers and visitors to Southwest Florida International Airport over the last week and half may have noticed an uptick in face coverings. In compliance with new federal restrictions, Lee County Port Authority officials last Monday imposed the mask mandate ...

ABWA Lehigh chapter to hold hybrid meeting Thursday

news@breezenewspapers.com After a year of not holding meetings due to the pandemic, the ABWA Lehigh Acres chapter will host its first hybrid meeting this week. On Thursday, Feb. 11, the monthly chapter meeting will begin with networking and registration at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at ...

Home & Garden Show returns in January to downtown Fort Myers

news@breezenewspapers.com The 25th semi-annual Home & Garden Show will return to downtown Fort Myers this weekend with safety protocols in place. Expo Management President Bill Anderson, who produces the Home & Garden Show, said 24 years ago when the Harborside Event Center opened ...