Job Liftoff

In the past three months, the increase in non-farming jobs was the fastest since 1997. The economy seems to be moving full steam ahead, which is seen as the beginning of a healthy recovery. Moreover, U.S. workers are starting to extract higher wages from their employers. More and more workers are quitting jobs for better ones, forcing companies to consider boosting compensation.

The pickup, if sustained, would start to lift Americans’ living standards. A report from the Federal Reserve raised the likelihood that officials will move as early as June to raise short-term interest rates from near zero.

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Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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