Saturday, November 17, 2018


Jeff Harrington

Jeff Harrington

Jeff Harrington, Business Editor of the Tampa Bay Times and, has been an editor and reporter at the Times since 1998. A native Ohioan, Jeff graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a dual major in American Studies and French. He worked at the City News Bureau of Chicago, Toledo Blade and Cincinnati Enquirer before winding his way down Interstate 75 to the Tampa Bay area. He has received numerous awards for business and metro writing, including recognition by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and the Associated Press, among others. He was a past finalist and a winner of a Gerald Loeb award honoring the best business writing in the country and his work has been included in the Best Business Stories of the Year series.

This April 8, 2014 file photo shows then-President Barack Obama signing executive actions aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men. New data shows the gap has improved slightly in Florida. 
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Florida women inch toward closing pay gap, but still a long way to go

Women are closing the wage gap with men in the Florida workforce.Ever… so… slowly.Data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Florida women last year had median weekly earnings of $726, or 87.9 percent of the $826...
Updated one month ago
Ringman Gene McQueen facilitates a car auction at Cox Automotive d.b.a. Mannheim, which ranked as one of the Top Workplaces in the midsize category in 2018. Want to nominate an employer for the 2019 list? The deadline is Nov. 16
[ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times file]

Time is ticking to nominate your employer as a top workplace in Tampa Bay

It’s not too late.We’re extending the deadline until Nov. 16 to nominate your employer as one of Tampa Bay’s Top 100 Workplaces. This marks the tenth consecutive year that the Tampa Bay Times has highlighted the best of the best...
Updated one month ago
Ditek Corp CEO Bob McIntyre addressed his employees last year during a quarterly rewards luncheon. Ditek was among Tampa Bay Time's Top 100 Workplaces in 2018.
[LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to The Times]

Love your job? Here’s how to nominate your employer as a Tampa Bay Top Workplace

It’s not easy to create an atmosphere where co-workers feel like family, are enthused about the job they do and relish the climate surrounding them. It’s even more special when the employees are the ones touting the virtues of their...
Updated: 2 months ago
In this June photo, several ship to shore cranes stack shipping containers on-board the container ship Maersk Semarang at the Port of Savannah. The U.S. plans on Friday to begin imposing 25 percent duties on $34 billion in Chinese products -- which is one reason that economic angst has increased.
[AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton]

Five signs the economy may be cooling

Today’s release of the national jobs report for June will resurface a question looming for months: Just how long can this economic recovery last?It could just be a summer swoon, but increasingly concerns of a trade war, higher prices and...
Updated: 4 months ago