5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, February 4
7:39 AM, Feb 4, 2014
10:27 AM, Feb 4, 2014
TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, February 4.
(1) Sarasota Police narcotics investigation
The Sarasota Police Department will release the results of a recent undercover narcotics operation on Tuesday.
The operation involved members of the department's Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Bradenton Police officers, Manatee County deputies, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the State Attorney's Office.
Details will be released at a 2:00 p.m. news conference at the Sarasota Police Department.
(2) SkyHouse Channelside groundbreaking
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will help break ground for the city's newest luxury apartment building on Tuesday.
The 23-story SkyHouse Channelside is being built on 12th Street between East Washington and East Whiting Streets.
The building will be Novare Group's ninth overall SkyHouse tower and second in Florida.
"Our mission with SkyHouse is to find places in dynamic cities where 25 to 34-year-old singles can experience a great high-rise living experience that fits within their budget," said said Jim Borders, President, Novare Group.
SkyHouse's 320 one, two and three bedroom units will feature high-end finishes with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The 23rd floor will contain a club room, fitness area and outdoor plaza with a swimming pool. fireplace and covered lounge.
(3) WellCare job fair
WellCare Health Plan is hosting a job fair on Tuesday to fill hundreds of full-time positions in the Tampa Bay area.
WellCare provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs with a focus on Medicaid and Medicare.
Opportunities include case management nurses, medical coding specialists, medical coding specialists, pharmacy technicians, clinical pharmacists, claims specialists, and much more.
"Our business is growing rapidly," said Tiffany Venturino, WellCare director of talent acquisition. "We are looking for talented, dedicated people to serve the nation's most vulnerable populations."
The job fair will be held at WellCare's Tampa corporate campus located at 8745 Henderson Road in Tampa.
Attendees are asked to bring copies of their resumes and follow the signs for parking and event activities. Hiring managers will conduct interviews from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. today.
If you can not make today's job fair, an additional one will take place at the same location on Saturday, February 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For more information about WellCare employment opportunities, including job descriptions or to apply for positions online, visit
(4) Hair Cuttery Share-A-Haircut
The two Hair Cuttery salon locations in Tampa are participating in the company's Share-A-Haircut event on Tuesday.
Today and Wednesday the company will donate one free haircut certificate to a local community social service organization for a homeless individual for each adult or child haircut purchased.
"We're evolving this program so adults in the community who are in need of a fresh look for a job interview or simply for added self-confidence as they get back on their feet can benefit as well," said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery.
Last year, 100,000 free haircut certificates were donated through the Share-A-Haircut program at nearly 900 Hair Cuttery salon locations nationwide.