Archive for January, 2013

Digital advertising jobs in Tampa are flat

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

A nationwide survey shows that digital advertising jobs in Tampa aren’t growing as fast as they should be.

According to a new survey from Bernhart Associates

Tampa unemployment declines

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

The Tampa unemployment rate has dropped, according to recent stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The highest unemployment rate in November was registered in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., 11.3 percent. The lowest jobless rates among the large areas were recorded in Oklahoma City, Okla., and New Orleans-Metairie Kenner, La., 4.5 and 4.7 percent, respectively. Forty-one large areas reported over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, six registered increases, and two had no change. Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev., experienced the largest unemployment rate decline from November 2011 (-2.6 percentage points). The next largest decreases were reported in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. (-2.2 percentage points), and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla.

In November, 29 metropolitan areas reported jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, down from 68 areas a year earlier, while 192 areas posted rates below 7.0 percent, up from 129 areas in November 2011. Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., recorded the highest unemployment rates in November 2012, at 27.5 and 26.6 percent, respectively.

Bismarck, N.D., registered the lowest unemployment rate, 2.6 percent. A total of 217 areas recorded November unemployment rates below the U.S. figure of 7.4 percent, 146 areas reported rates above it, and 9 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.

Atlantic City-Hammonton, N.J., reported the largest over-the-year jobless rate increase (+2.2 percentage points). The only other increase larger than 1.0 percentage point was recorded in Yuma, Ariz.

The largest over-the-year unemployment rate decline in November was registered in Pascagoula, Miss.

Twenty-five of the metropolitan divisions recorded over-the-year jobless rate decreases in November, while eight registered increases and one had no change. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla., posted the largest rate decline from a year earlier (-1.9 percentage points), followed by Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif. (-1.8 points each). Eight additional divisions had decreases of more than 1.0 percentage point. Edison-New Brunswick, N.J., reported the largest over-the-year unemployment rate increase.

The BLS reports that employment rose in all 37 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2011. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas were posted in Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas.

Hiring for IT jobs in Tampa may stall

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The pace at which people hire for IT jobs in Tampa may be slowing.

Experts anticipate continued job creation in the first half of 2013 at a solid, but not stellar pace, according to a national survey conducted by Dice Holdings, a provider of specialized websites for professional communities.

According to the survey, nearly half (46%) of hiring managers and recruiters expect additional hiring during the first half of 2013, as compared to the second half of 2012. This stands as virtually identical to the expectations for the first half of 2012 when hiring managers were asked to weigh in a year ago and a tick downward from the prior survey, conducted in May 2012, when a majority of hiring pros (51%) expected that there would be additional hiring during the last six months of 2012.

A plurality or 44 percent of hiring managers and recruiters say current economic conditions are having no impact on their hiring plans. It appears the continued split on the pace of recruiting reflects the broad uncertainty that companies have been operating under for more than a year.