Archive for June, 2012

Medicare client to create customer service jobs in Tampa

Monday, June 18th, 2012

With the addition of a call center office, HealthPlanOne is creating many new customer service jobs in Tampa.

The Medicare and under-65 brokerage and member acquisition company has recently opened a new Call Center and Brokerage in Tampa to accommodate the increased growth of its on-line healthcare business.

The company currently offers an platform for consumers to research and select from more than 40 national and most regional carriers. It provides both on-line and off-line support from nationally-licensed sales representatives who are trained to help consumers navigate the process of selecting an insurance plan.

With nearly half of the licensed agents hired, an Open House for those looking to join HPO’s team of Medicare Sales Representatives will be held on June 26th from 9am

Transportation jobs in Tampa show signs of life

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Recent statistics about the industry point to the fact that transportation jobs in Tampa are growing.

Transportation and warehousing added 36,000 jobs over the month. Employment gains in transit and ground passenger transportation (+20,000) and in couriers and messengers (+5,000) followed job losses in those industries in April. Employment in both industries has shown little net change over the year. In May, truck transportation added 7,000 jobs.

Overall across the nation, health care employment continued to increase in May (+33,000). Within the industry, employment in ambulatory health care services, which includes offices of physicians and outpatient care centers, rose by 23,000 over the month. Over the year, health care employment has risen by 340,000.

Total nonfarm payroll employment changed little in May (+69,000), following a similar change in April (+77,000). In comparison, the average monthly gain was 226,000 in the first quarter of the year. In May, employment rose in health care, transportation and warehousing, and wholesale trade, while construction lost jobs.

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) edged up to 8.1 million over the month. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job