Gov. Scott to jobs agency: Get rid of employees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is demanding that a Central Florida jobs agency get rid of its top employees and remove its board of directors.

Scott said on Wednesday that if Workforce Central Florida refuses to take these steps in the next two weeks then the governor will move ahead to strip the agency of its funding.

The governor contends the jobs agency has spent nearly $5.3 million since 2006 on items that violate federal regulations. One of the expenses cited by the governor was when the agency spent public money to give 6,000 superhero capes to the jobless.

Workforce Central Florida is one of Florida’s 24 regional workforce boards that collectively receive more than $300 million in federal funding to help provide job placement, recruitment assistance and funds for skills training.

Source: Associated Press