Archive for October, 2013

Shipping giant recruits for driver jobs in Tampa

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

As the holiday season approaches, UPS has decided to hire for driver jobs in Tampa, and other locations around the U.S.

UPS said there will be five delivery days within the 2013 peak season where UPS will surpass peak day 2012. To handle the increase in volume, UPS will hire 55,000 seasonal employees across the U.S. to work as drivers, helpers, package sorters, loaders or unloaders.

UPS expects to pick-up over 34 million packages globally on its peak day, December 16. There are 26 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, six fewer than last year making it the most compressed holiday season since 2002. Overall, UPS expects peak season daily volume to increase by 8% this year.

“We have seen year-over-year how e-commerce and the growing trend of mobile commerce continues to shape how consumers shop,” said Alan Gershenhorn, UPS chief sales and marketing officer. “Our suite of solutions is uniquely positioned to help our e-commerce customers meet the changing consumer demands.”

Key peak season dates include:

Cyber Monday, December 2 – Pick-up volume will eclipse 32 million, an increase of 10%.
Monday, December 16 – Peak pick-up day with over 34 million packages.
Tuesday, December 17 – Peak delivery day with over 29 million packages.

Retail hiring in Tampa growing?

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

As the holiday season fast-approaches, retail hiring in Tampa may be increasing, to levels it hasn’t been in a long time.

CareerBuilder’s annual survey finds that retailers are hiring overall more than they were last year.

Thirty-nine percent of retail hiring managers reported that they plan to hire seasonal workers this year, up from 36 percent last year and 29 percent in 2011. Employers in information technology (18 percent), leisure and hospitality (16 percent) and financial services (16 percent) also plan to hire seasonal staff. Half (51 percent) of employers hiring seasonal staff will pay $10 or more per hour.

Popular positions companies will be recruiting for this holiday season include:

· Customer Service – 33 percent

· Shipping/Delivery – 18 percent

· Inventory Management – 17 percent

· Administrative/Clerical – 15 percent

· Sales (non-retail) – 12 percent

· Marketing – 9 percent

· Accounting/Finance – 6 percent

A majority of employers (67 percent) who hire seasonal staff said they typically re-hire some of the same people for holiday positions every year.

Nearly half of employers said they tend to recruit a higher proportion of college students for holiday jobs while 17 percent hire more retirees.

· College students – 45 percent

· Experienced workers who are not retired – 34 percent

· High school students – 23 percent

· Retirees – 17 percent

Gamestop hiring several for retail jobs in Tampa

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

As the holiday season ramps up, Gamestop is starting to recruit for retail jobs in Tampa.

The video game chain plans on hiring about 17,000 people to prepare for the launch of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Console.

Seasonal employees will fill critical roles during GameStop’s busiest time of year.

The positions GameStop is currently recruiting for include in-store Game Advisors, consumer electronic technicians within its refurbishment operation center (ROC), and warehouse personnel within the company’s two distribution centers. This year’s total number of seasonal hires is in line with the number of hires GameStop made during the same period in 2012.

GameStop’s hiring efforts are already underway and will continue into December. Interested applicants should visit the career’s section on GameStop’s website.

Seasonal jobs offer employees part-time, flexible work schedules during the week, weeknights and weekends. In addition, all employees will receive a 15 percent discount off select merchandise made at GameStop stores and online-savings.

“Providing our customers a great experience is of paramount importance when it comes to defining who GameStop is as a retailer and delivering the total value we offer our customers,” said Mike Buskey, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at GameStop. “The holiday season is our busiest time of the year, accounting for approximately 40% of our annual revenue. As we near the 2013 holiday season, and the upcoming launches of the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, it is critical that we attract and retain high quality-talent both in our stores as well as in our consumer electronics refurbishment and distribution centers.”