Archive for July, 2011

Verizon trimming customer service jobs in Tampa

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Verizon Wireless said this week it is cutting 132 customer service jobs in Tampa at one of its call centers.

The layoffs are due to the company’s 2009 acquisition of Alltel.

The $6 billion acquisition required Verizon to divest some of its operations.

According to, in mid 2009, it agreed to sell certain wireless assets and customer base that Alltel used to serve to two buyers: AT&T and ATNI. The call center in Tampa was part of the deal. (more…)

JP Morgan Chase to hire hundreds for banking jobs in Tampa

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

JPMorgan Chase said this week it plans on hiring 200 people for banking jobs in Tampa.

The financial institution is planning a big expansion and Florida and needs the manpower to support its newest ventures.

The new jobs are in bank branches and auto lending.

Hiring for jobs in Tampa is increasing, according to recent stats, and companies like Chase are boosting the state’s employment numbers. reports that more than 30 auto loan collectors will be hired at two job fairs July 26 and Aug. 4 at 4900 Memorial Highway (the Fountain Square 3 complex) in Tampa.

Both fairs run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at Search for collections jobs in the bay area, enter requisition No. 110062575, and complete the online assessment.

Around 600 jobs are available in various locations across the state.

Chase said it intends on opening around 37 branches in the Florida area and making an investment of $100 million statewide.

Leaders gather to discuss bioscience jobs in Tampa

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Registration opens today for BioFlorida

Hiring for jobs in Tampa increases

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

According to new statistics, hiring for jobs in Tampa has increased.

According to the new Employment Index, hiring was up 4 percent in Tampa. Washington, D.C. jobs saw the biggest increase.

The June 2011 Index, which measures managerial hiring activity online, is nearly 40 points higher than it was in June 2009, which is a hopeful sign of long-term recovery in the job market.