Archive for June, 2013

Company to create customer service jobs in Tampa

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

As expansion and profits grow, typically hiring swells as well, which is why a company in Florida is hiring for customer service jobs in Tampa.

Alta Resources, a call center for hire that does work in the health care, health insurance and entertainment industries, announced its hiring intentions.

Alta Resources was founded in 1995. The firm has offices in California and the Philippines, in addition to its Neenah, Wis., headquarters.

The company will be hiring about 400 people for a facility in Lee County.

Full time, part time, temporary, and seasonal positions are currently available.

Hiring is already well under way.

The company will move into an office in the Gateway Corridor at 12600 Gateway Blvd. Gartner Inc. previously occupied the 63,275-square-foot building.

Bilingual workers are especially sought after.

The Lee County Economic Development Office also worked with Alta Resources, to evaluate real estate and the area’s available workforce.

“This is a time of tremendous growth for Alta Resources,” Alta Resources Chairman and CEO Jim Beré says in the statement. “We are thrilled to make Fort Myers the site of our newest location as it brings access to a great employment base.”

“What a great new opportunity for Southwest Florida,” Tasman says in the statement. “Alta Resources works with many of the best brands in the world, including Fortune 100 companies, which requires recruiting and hiring the best people.”

Tampa jobs to be added

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Numerous publications and experts have pointed to the possibility of Tampa jobs being added.

Nationwide, U.S. employers are much more confident, and hiring is creeping up again.

About 22 percent of employers plan to add staff, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup. According to the seasonally adjusted survey results, the Net Employment Outlook for Quarter 3 2013 is +12%, up from +11% during Quarter 2 2013 and the same period last year.

“Continued uncertainty plays a critical role in hiring decisions, and employers are forced to function in a fast-moving business environment where local and global events impact employment strategies more than ever before,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup President. “These new market conditions require employers to think differently about workforce models and the talent they need for business success. Many economic indicators pointed toward measured optimism during the first half of the year, and our third quarter data show a rise in hiring intentions that demonstrates improved demand for products and services.”

In addition:

employers Increasing Staff Levels: According to seasonally adjusted data, the overall percentage of anticipated hiring increases is at 22 percent for Quarter 3 2013. This is the highest percentage of employers projecting an increase in hiring since before 2009.

• Strength in Industry Sectors: Employers in two industry sectors convey notable national growth for Quarter 3 2013.

o Construction employers anticipate a moderate increase in hiring in Quarter 3 2013, with the Net Employment Outlook rising 8 percentage points compared with Q2 2013. The Construction industry sector last surpassed the current Outlook of +18% in Quarter 3 2007.

o Employers in the Leisure & Hospitality industry sector also indicate a moderate increase in hiring in Quarter 3 2013 with an Outlook increase of 6 percentage points. The Leisure & Hospitality industry sector’s Outlook for Quarter 3 2012 is 30%. This rivals the previous strongest Outlook in the Leisure & Hospitality industry sector, which was last seen one year ago.

• Continued Growth in All States and Metro Areas: For the second consecutive quarter, employers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia report positive hiring plans, with the strongest Outlook, 23%, from North Dakota. Employers in all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) also report positive hiring plans, with the strongest Outlook in Des Moines, Iowa, reaching +26%.

Are engineering jobs in Tampa bad for your waistline?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Looks like holding an engineering job in Tampa may thicken your waistline, according to a new study.

A CareerBuilder study has found that more than half (55 percent) of workers consider themselves to be overweight, and 41 percent have gained weight at their present jobs. Of those who say they’ve gained weight, 59 percent gained over 10 pounds and 30 percent gained over 20 pounds. Conversely, 16 percent of all workers say they’ve lost weight while at their current job.

These were the jobs that had the most reported weight gain:

· Administrative Assistant (69 percent)

· Engineer (56 percent)

· Teacher/Instructor K-12 (51 percent)

· Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant (51 percent)

· IT Manager/Network Administrator (51 percent)

· Attorney/Judge/ Legal Professional (48 percent)

· Machine Operator/Assembly/Production Worker (45 percent)

· Scientist, Biological/Physical/Social (39 percent)
Workers cited the following causes for expanding waistlines:

· Sitting at my desk most of the day – 56 percent

· Eating because of stress – 35 percent

· Eating out regularly – 26 percent

· The temptation of the office candy jar – 17 percent

· Having to skip meals because of time constraints – 17 percent

· Workplace celebrations (potlucks, birthdays) – 17 percent

· Pressure to eat food co-workers bring in – 9 percent

· Happy hours – 4 percent

While over half of workers feel they are overweight, three in five (59 percent) say they work out on a regular basis, with 45 percent hitting the gym at least three times a week. Forty-two percent of workers get their workout in after clocking out for the day, compared to 16 percent working out before going to the office and 8 percent exercising during lunch. Thirty percent say they exercise, but not regularly, and 11 percent don’t exercise at all.