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Cantina Laredo Thanks Veterans with a Free Entree

Cantina Laredo thanks veterans and active duty personnel by offering a free entrée on November 11. Military ID is required.

For more information about Cantina Laredo Jacksonville, menus and event catering,

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JEA Paid More Than $12 Million in Overtime in 2010

JEA Paid More Than $12 Million in Overtime in 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bob Cole is out on the banks of the St. Johns River every chance he can get.

Cole said fishing is pretty much like paying his electric bill: he never knows what he will get.

"The month before last it was $303, but this time I got it yesterday, Saturday it was $160.

Cole said his JEA bills on average have gone up $100 a month.

While he is paying more, the electric authority has paid out $12.4 million in overtime in just the last year.

DATABASE: See What JEA Employees Earn

JEA said overtime makes up less than 8 percent of the salary base, which is $158 million.

Looking for a Job? Virtual Fair Continues Through Friday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Looking for a job? 

Starting a new career could be as easy as logging on and uploading your resume. 

First Coast Workforce Development is holding a "virtual job fair" this week. 

It began at midnight Monday and runs through midnight Friday. The job fair features more than 50 employers and over 300 job opportunities on their website.

Once you go to the site, create a user name and password.  Then you can upload your resume and start applying.

Virtual job fairs have become more popular for both companies and their potential employees.

Kohl’s Anticipates Hiring This Holiday Season

Kohl’s Anticipates Hiring This Holiday Season

Kohl’s Department Stores announced today it anticipates hiring more than 40,000 associates nationwide this holiday season, up approximately five percent from last year due to store growth in 2011.

Bank of America Website Down, Again

Bank of America Website Down, Again

 

Some users trying to access bankofamerica.com get a message that the home page is temporarily unavailable.

Spokeswoman Tara Burke says customers experiencing slowness or who can't get through should keep trying. She says the access problems are a result of the bank managing traffic volume during peak use. She declined to say whether volume has surged in recent days.

Problems began on Friday, a day after the bank said it would start charging a $5 monthly fee for customers using debit cards. Burke insists there's no connection. Burke says there's been no hacking and no customer information was compromised.

Bank of America, based in Charlotte, N.C., is the biggest U.S. bank by deposits.

 

1st Place Sports Opens Town Center Store

Place Sports, Jacksonville’s Running Headquarters stores for more than 30 years, opened its newest store today at The Markets at the St. Johns Town Center, announced co-owners Doug and Jane Alred.  The store is located next to West Marine.