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The Tampa Bay Times annual ranking begins its second decade
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A record-shattering 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment aid last week. In Florida, 226,999 applied. A faulty state website blocked many.
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Everyone has questions about the rules for the program, created by Congress just last week, including the people responsible for running it.
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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis ordered the Division of Risk Management to fulfill workers’ compensation claims for state-employed frontline workers though
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  1. Stuck at home, people are making more bread and driving up flour sales. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times (2013)]
  2. Madico of Pinellas Park produces film products in a clean-room coating area. The company recently retooled its production to make face shields for health care workers. [Madico]
  3. Pasco County lost eight sports tourism events, so far, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the canceled events was the U.S.A. Hockey Adult Men's and Adult Women's national championships scheduled for consecutive weekends later this month at the AdventHealth Center Ice complex in Wesley Chapel. Shown above is the U.S. women's national team taking on Sweden in 2017. Times (2017)
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  7. Clearwater's KnowBe4 was ranked No. 1 among large businesses for this year's Top Workplaces. Pictured is CEO Stu Sjouwerman in the company's office in February. [Scott Keeler | Times] [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  8. Employees of KnowBe4 participate in a yoga class given by Michele Levin, yoga instructor of A Yoga Village, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at KnowBe4 Town Hall area  in Clearwater. The employees are: left to right: Tara McClellan, Christopher Vaughn, and Vall Moss.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  9. Craig Beggins, right, of Century 21 Beggins, chats with agent Terri Cayley and Cayley's wife, Sharon Plummer, a former sales manager for the company. [Times (2018)]
  10. Craig Beggins, the CEO of Century 21 Beggins Enterprise, poses for a photo with his dog Lilly. Lilly is a regular office dog at the broker's company, which ranked No. 1 for mid-size companies in the Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces. [SARA DINATALE  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  11. Engel & Volkers St. Petersburg office is located at 102 2nd Ave NE. [SCOTT KEELER]
  12. Engel & Völkers ranked No. 1 among small businesses on this year’s list of Top Workplaces. Pictured is the St. Petersburg location in February. [Scott Keeler | Times] [SCOTT KEELER]
  1. Groundskeeper Michael Cunningham feeds the swans in the canal at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort on Friday, March 13, 2020 in St. Petersburg.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  2. Spoor Bunch Franz, a tax and accounting firm in St. Petersburg, ranked No. 4 this year in the Top Workplaces small business category. Pictured is its St. Petersburg office. [Scott Keeler | Times] [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  3. Many of this year’s Top Workplaces emphasize mentoring in the workplace. Pictured are Spoor Bunch Franz employees in St. Petersburg in February. [Scott Keeler | Times] [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  4. Employees at Avalon Healthcare Solutions take dressing up for Halloween seriously. [Courtesy of Avalon Healthcare Solutions] [Avalon Healthcare Solutions]
  5. The staff of Ruth Eckerd Hall gathers for a photo in front of part of its recently renovated lobby and members-only area. [Ruth Eckerd Hall]
  6. Supervisor Kat Watters, center, visits with beach team members Fred Marsalisi, left, and Sydney Going, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  7. Doug Claffey [BETSY BARRON 215.512.5845  |  Energage]
  8. The new federal Paycheck Protection Program aims to help companies continue to make payroll with $349 billion in forgivable loans, but the day before applications opened, questions abounded. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) [MATT ROURKE  |  AP]
  9. Publix says it's now accepting Apple, Google and Samsung Pay at its stores. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  10. Duke Energy Florida received permission from federal regulators to speed up decommissioning its shuttered nuclear power plant at Crystal River. [Duke Energy Florida]
  11. Tampa Bay utility customers may get a break on their electric bills to ease financial troubles caused by the COVID-19. Pictured are linemen working with a Duke Energy subcontractor in Largo during January. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  TImes]
  12. Medical workers and first responders at the front lines of Florida’s pandemic response may have difficulty getting workers' compensation benefits if they fall ill with COVID-19 depending on who pays them. Pictured is a coronavirus testing site in Tampa on Monday. | [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | CENTRO] [CENTRO Tampa]