It’s going to be a great summer, and that’s not just an opinion, the data show it’s true. In the first quarter of this year, data has shown visitors to Florida have broken records and are up 2%. That was 26.7 million people, that Million, visiting the sunshine state! We don’t know about you, but that sounds like a lot of folks to us.
The state of Florida has invested seriously in its VISITFLORIDA.com, the marketing arm of the state, in the past couple years and the payoff is real. For instance, unemployment is down because of this influx of travelers. This is reflected in Florida’s tourism employment is up 3.5% over the same time last year. And we have seen a ton of openings here in St Augustine.
We see jobs posted for restaurants workers, to retail shops clerks, to tour-guides, and ‘cast members’ for the trolley companies. We mean they are begging for reliable folks around here, and in our book that a great sign for the summer.
So beyond the sun, and past the surf and sand, work and paychecks will abound this summer – and what better way to enjoy the hot summer with full employment?
Come see for yourself what Florida has to offer.