Archive for July, 2013

Tanning salon to create more Tampa customer service jobs

Monday, July 29th, 2013

With expansion comes new hires, and that’s exactly what’s occurring at Zoom Tan, which plans on creating more Tampa customer service jobs and more locations.

Zoom Tan plans to open an additional eight locations in Tampa and the surrounding areas this calendar year.

It added added 22 locations this past year in Florida and New York.

Zoom Tan will continue its growth throughout 2013 with the opening of eight additional locations in Tampa and the surrounding areas.

Currently Zoom Tan has three locations on Fowler Avenue, Howard Avenue, and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

Zoom Tan has become Florida’s largest tanning salon since its opening in 2008, and is growing in upstate New York. Zoom Tan offers stand up only UV tanning booths and the latest spray tanning technology in all 43 locations.

Company hires veteran for executive jobs in Tampa

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Verizon Wireless has appointed someone for executive jobs in Tampa.

Technology-industry veteran Mariano Legaz has been appointed Florida region president for the wireless company.

Legaz will lead the region from the company’s Florida headquarters in Tampa.

His responsibilities included procurement, warehouse, transportation, and investment recovery management, sustainability as well as fleet operations. He was also responsible for supplier diversity, supplier relationship management and other strategic supply chain initiatives designed to achieve value, quality, productivity, compliance and efficiency.

He moves into his new position after serving as Verizon’s senior vice president-supply chain, where he managed 1,700 employees, 500 contractors and was responsible for procuring more than $20 billion in products and services.

Legaz will lead one of Verizon’s biggest and most populous regions, with 80+ company-owned retail stores, numerous corporate offices, a customer-service call center in Tampa.

“Our collective focus will remain on offering unmatched value for wireless customers across Florida,” Legaz said. “That value begins with the quality of the wireless products and services we provide, backed up by the professionalism and knowledge of our people.”

Legaz has held key positions in a broad range of areas, including network planning, engineering, deployment, capital strategy, operations management, network performance, and network capital optimization. As vice president of sourcing, he oversaw Verizon’s purchasing activities in the United States, as well as international purchases.

“Mariano brings a diverse and dynamic set of expertise and skills to our Florida region,” said Roger Tang, Verizon Wireless South area president. “His hands-on leadership is going to greatly serve the company, and especially, our customers.”

Preparing to be specialized in Tampa jobs

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

The big new trend is to have a specialty, and be skilled to perform Tampa jobs, among other jobs across the nation.

Robert Half Management Resources has tips on how to be prepared for the specialist economy.

“Firms have a critical need for laser-focused professionals who can help them grow their most lucrative service areas and maximize efficiencies,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International and author of Human Resources Kit For Dummies®, 3rd Edition (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). “Full-time and temporary workers with education and concentrated knowledge can help a company operate more efficiently and competitively — top priorities in today’s business environment.”

Robert Half offers six tips to help job seekers succeed in the specialist economy:

Create a specialist resume. Your resume should highlight your unique specialty areas and interests. For example, if you’re an accountant who has worked in the healthcare industry, emphasize not only your accounting skills but also your healthcare expertise. Add a “Summary” section that describes your specific attributes and experience.
Build a name for yourself online. Brand yourself as a specialist through professional networking and social media sites. Add keywords to your profile that reflect your specialization, and participate in groups in your areas of interest.
Know yourself. If you’re just beginning your career, choose a niche that strongly interests you, and acquire additional skills and training in that area. A career focus that you are passionate about is more likely to lead to long-term success.
Acquire more education. The unemployment rate for professionals 25 years or older with a bachelor’s degree or higher is roughly half that of the general unemployment rate. Depending on where you are in your career trajectory, consider completing a degree or certification in your field that you never finished — or never pursued.
Fish where the fish are. If you’re in a competitive field, specialization is even more important to your career success. For example, if you’re a marketing professional, specializing in a hot area such as cloud computing, mobile marketing or natural search can help you become more attractive to potential employers.
Work with a specialized staffing firm. A staffing company that specializes in your field can help you accurately highlight your strengths and specialty areas.