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Modest Recovery: Miami-Dade adds 26,500 jobs April to May 2020

Modest Recovery: Miami-Dade adds 26,500 jobs April to May 2020

The numbers analyzed

In May 2020, the Miami-Dade County unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) was 11.3 percent. The County had a reduction of 122,800 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from May 2019 to May 2020 which was a 10.1 percent decrease. However, from April 2020 to May 2020, there was an increase of 26,500 nonagricultural payroll jobs, signaling modest movement towards economic recovery.

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Be Prepared: Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Be Prepared: Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Today marks the official start of hurricane season, and preparation remains the most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our families. We have already seen two named storms, Arthur and Bertha, develop in the Atlantic Ocean, which confirms what many experts predict will be an extremely active season.

The next six months will be particularly challenging given the continued presence of COVID-19. The City is taking appropriate measures that include putting proper protocols in place for its Emergency Operations Center, coordinating safe emergency sheltering options suitable in an infectious disease environment, and staying in close communication with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Governor’s Office, and federal officials to make sure the proper resources are in place and available to be deployed to our area if needed.

I encourage all of our residents to remain vigilant. Please take the time to carefully review your family emergency plan and check your hurricane supply kit to be well-prepared should a storm threaten our area.

Remember to have a three- to five-day supply of food and water, including at least one gallon of water per person per day, along with non-perishable food that is ready to eat, a battery-powered flashlight, a battery-powered radio, a first-aid kit, and a reserve of prescription medicine.

As part of your preparations, please determine if you live in an evacuation zone and where you would go if ordered to evacuate. It’s a good idea to keep a full tank of gas in your vehicle as lines can be long once a storm approaches. Make plans to secure homes, boats, pets, and property. Check your insurance coverage, inventory your possessions, and remember to secure valuables and important documents. Please also ask your neighbors if they need any extra help or assistance.

In addition, now is a good time to trim trees, shrubs, and other landscaping to minimize vegetative debris on your property. Also, you should assess your home for vulnerable spots and check the condition of shutters and backup generators.

To assist with your hurricane preparations, please be aware that this year’s sales tax holiday through June 4. During this period of time, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.

Finally, please visit to sign up to receive emergency alerts from the City and check our website at for more preparation tips and additional ways to stay in touch.

Remember, the most important thing we can all do is be prepared.

Stuart Kippelman Named Chief Information Officer of $3.6 Billion Parsons

Stuart Kippelman Named Chief Information Officer of $3.6 Billion Parsons

Stuart Kippelman has been named the Chief Information Officer of Parsons, a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. He is responsible for the global IT function across Parsons. His responsibilities include leading all aspects of Parsons information technology strategy and operations, including digital business transformation. He plays a crucial role in the implementation of critical capabilities to serve Parsons’ customers, leveraging his experience in global transformations, business intelligence, data mining, and cloud computing to advance commercial offerings.

Parsons Chairman and CEO Charles Harrington noted, “Stu will play a key role in our strategy as we continue to expand technical capabilities in core markets and provide agile, disruptive, and innovative solutions to our defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure customers.”

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Support Matt Haggman for Congress

Support Matt Haggman for Congress

Many of you know Matt as a community leader who is deeply and uniquely engaged in Miami, driving key change, supporting new ideas, and creating opportunities across South Florida.

Most recently, Matt served as Miami Program Director at Knight Foundation for more than five years, spearheading a groundbreaking program focused on empowering innovators and entrepreneurs across the community to increase opportunity for everyone.

For this work, Matt has been called in The Miami Herald a “pioneer in Miami [who] has spearheaded the entrepreneurial movement” and “the cornerstone of a renaissance” in Miami.

Now Matt is running for congress, support his effort here:

Add Your Voice to Twilio

Add Your Voice to Twilio

Twilio has a program called Twilio Voices. They ask developers to write technical content  (and pay them, of course) that’s then published on They’re interested in both general .NET content and Twilio + .NET related content.

What type of post should I write?

Technical tutorials with code. Check out the “Example blog posts” section below for previously published posts.

Does my post have to use Twilio?

Most posts involve Twilio in some form. There should be something from Twilio’s product suite you can use, whether it’s phone calling, messaging, video, 2-factor authentication, phone number lookup or one of the other many communications tools.

How do I get started?

Click on the “I’ll add my Voice!” button above and fill in the form. We’ll contact you as soon as possible.