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Owner and Spa Director Kimberly Blackmon, 35, poses for a portrait at Glowmour Beauty Medispa in Tampa.
Many say the pandemic created conditions that made jobs worse, and their time without income easier.
The school is one of the biggest public employers in Florida, with a staff totaling 16,000.
The fate of $521 million collected from it remains in limbo.
John Carson, the firm’s president, and Paul Allison, head of its Canadian operations, will leave their posts Dec. 31.

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  1. People shop at International Plaza and Bay Street in Tampa in November.
  2. Travelers board an Allegiant plane at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Clearwater.
  3. Owner and Spa Director Kimberly Blackmon, 35, poses for a portrait at Glowmour Beauty Medispa in Tampa.
  4. Raymond James Financial announced Monday afternoon that president John Carson will retire at the end of the year. So will Paul Allison, the chairperson and CEO of the St. Petersburg wealth management firm’s Canadian subsidiary, Raymond James Ltd.
  5. Banners touting the University of South Florida hang in the student services breezeway near the campus bookstore and the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus.
  6. Dr. Craig Wright arrives at the Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Miami. Wright is in a civil trial with Ira Kleiman. Kleiman claims that his deceased brother David and Wright were co-creators of Bitcoin.
  7. A rendering depicts the 61-unit Uptown Sky affordable housing development, scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022 in Tampa.
  8. A COVID-19 test center operates inside the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 1 in Los Angeles.
  9. A satellite image of Wesley Chapel where the new luxury apartment community by Mast Capital is set to be built.
  10. Cans of Big Storm Brewing's Wavemaker Amber Ale flow through a conveyor system at the company's Clearwater brewing facility in 2018. The company has announced it has purchased Bradenton's Darwin Brewing for an undisclosed sum.
  11. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is seen in April. The Seminole Tribe’s Hard Rock Sportsbook has stopped its Florida operation as a result of an appellate court ruling.
  12. A sign is posted outside a CVS pharmacy on Thursday in Indianapolis. A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the country. That has led to frazzled workers and even temporary pharmacy closures.
  13. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, which owns the Guitar Hotel near Hollywood, was dealt another blow Friday in its efforts to control online sports betting in Florida.
  14. Night falls at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday.  President Joe Biden signed into law Friday the stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running through Feb. 18. The White House thanked congressional leaders for their work — they had defused a partisan standoff after Senate Republicans tried to hold off swift passage over federal vaccine mandates. Earlier Friday, Biden said it was worth praising bipartisanship, but “funding the government isn’t a great achievement, it’s the bare minimum of what needs to get done.”
  15. A traveller wheels her baggage past a now hiring sign outside a bar and restaurant Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Sioux Falls, S.D.  America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding 210,000 jobs, the lowest monthly gain in nearly a year.   Friday, Dec. 3 report from the Labor Department also showed that the nation's unemployment rate tumbled from 4.6% to 4.2% evidence that many more people reported that they had a job.
  16. Tampa's ReliaQuest will relocate its headquarters to the new Thousand and One office building in Tampa in 2022.
  17. A worker was killed Friday at the Cemex Brooksville Aggregates Quarry at 11430 Camp Mine Road in Brooksville.
  18. Allison Hornbeck, VPK teacher, on left, talks with Angelo Celormy, center, and Dennasia Parker, right, as they work through an exercise during a preschool class at the Lew Williams Center for Early Learning, 901 34th St. S, on Oct. 5 in St. Petersburg.
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  20. Consumer watchdogs are warning of an uptick in holiday scams this season.
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  22. Night falls at the Capitol in Washington Thursday with the deadline to fund the government approaching. Republicans in the Senate are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers.
  23. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will pump $16.7 billion into transportation projects across the state over the next five years.
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