• Restaurant chain moving headquarters, jobs to Orlando


    ORLANDO, Fla. - A national restaurant chain is moving their offices south to Orlando, and bringing jobs along.

    Gov. Rick Scott got a tour of the new home to Planet Hollywood's corporate offices on Thursday.

    Some company employees have been working in the new headquarters' building for a few weeks. They will soon be joined by 90 new colleagues as the company moves its restaurant chains headquarters from Minneapolis.

    "This is the place you want to be, in Florida. This is the tourism capital of the world. Orlando is the tourism capital of the world," said Scott.

    The announcement of the move to Orlando comes one day before the final jobs report of 2012 is to be released.

    Scott said it's proof his plan to create 700,000 jobs in seven years is on track.

    "In the first two years unemployment has gone from 11.1 to 8.1 percent. We'll see on Friday how we did for the month of December," said Scott

    Channel 9 Eyewitness News recently revealed that the reason for such a sharp drop in unemployment numbers is because more than 30,000 Floridians stopped looking for work. Thursday's jobs announcement won't mean 90 Floridians will get hired.

    WFTV's Karla Ray learned that some of the 90 positions are going to be filled by people who currently live in Minneapolis, not Orlando.

    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer insists that even though the positions won't all be filled by people who live here, the city will still benefit.

    "Some are going to move from their former headquarters in Minneapolis, but that's still going to add to the tax base, 90 families that have jobs in Orlando," said Dyer. 

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