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Record Group Number: 000370
Series/Collection Number: .S 1898
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Labor and Employment Security.
Title, Dates: Department organization files, 1978, 1997, 1999, 2001.
Amount: .25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
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Biographical/Historical:         The Department of Labor and Employment Security was created in 1978 (Ch. 78-201, Laws).  It assumed the duties of the Dept. of Commerce's Division of Labor and Division of Employment Security which were transferred to the new Department.  It is the state counterpart to the U.S. Dept. of Labor.  It administers federally-funded activities; labor organization registration; and several programs, including unemployment compensation, employment services, apprenticeship, worker safety, and workers' compensation insurance.
    In 2000, the Agency for Workforce Innovation was formed by merging the Division of Workforce and Employment Opportunities and the Division of Unemployment Compensation (Ch. 2000-165, Laws).  Funding was stopped on activities and programs not transferred to new agencies and the Department of Labor ceased functioning on July 1, 2002.

Summary:     The series contains files documenting the organization and operations of the Department of Labor and Employment Security.  Among the files is a department profile prepared by the State Office of Information, miscellaneous information concerning Secretary Douglas Jamerson, a 1999 subject file maintained by Secretary Mary Hooks, and a notebook created by the Division of Workers' Compensation for new employee orientation.
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Subject Access Fields: Employment agencies.
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