Archive for November, 2013

People at Tampa jobs searching for deals online?

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

In what may be an employer’s worst nightmare, people at Tampa jobs may be spending hours at work searching for deals online during the holiday season.

This is all according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.

The survey found that while at work, over half (54 percent) of workers expect to spend some time at work shopping online for the holidays, up from 49 percent last year.

One in five workers will spend between one and three hours browsing Internet deals from the office over the course of the holiday season and 10 percent will spend 3 hours or more; a quarter report just planning to spend an hour or less.

Of workers who expect to spend 2 hours or more Internet shopping at work this holiday season, 33 percent feel they are less productive during December because of the holidays. Comparatively, 9 percent of those who don’t plan on doing any holiday shopping online from the office feel less productive during December.

To prevent loss of productivity, many employers have had to take measures to prevent loss of productivity, including:

· 51 percent of employers say their organization blocks employees from accessing certain websites from work

· One in five employers (22 percent) say they’ve fired someone for using the Internet for a non-work related activity, and 7 percent of all employers pointed directly to online shopping at work.

· 10 percent of employers say they’ve fired someone for sending non-work related emails during work hours

“Employers are often more lenient around the holidays when it comes to their employees shopping online, however, it is up to employees to make sure the quality of their work is not suffering,” said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder.

Remember to do your online shopping at home, and not on company time!

Tampa market research analyst jobs projected growth

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

The number of Tampa market research analyst jobs are expected to grow, according to a study from CareerBuilder.

The study found that there will be a 14% change in Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists, with that much job growth expected.

Home health aides had the highest projected growth, with 21% more jobs expected.

The report from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) explores projections over a five-year period by occupation, wage group and education level for the U.S. and the 52 largest metropolitan areas.

Other findings include:

The U.S. workforce is projected to grow 4.4 percent from 2013 to 2017 — faster than the 2009-2013 period (3.5 percent), but still down from the pre-recession 2003-2007 period (5.8 percent).

· At 5 percent, high-wage occupations ($21.14 per hour and above) are expected to grow faster than low-wage ($13.83 and below) and medium-wage ($13.84-$21.13) occupations — 4.7 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively.

· 75 percent of the 165 occupations expected to lose jobs nationally are in the middle-wage category.

· Occupations requiring college degrees are growing significantly faster than those that do not. Associate degree and master’s degree occupations are each projected to grow 8 percent, while jobs requiring short-term, on-the job training trail at 4 percent. Bachelor’s degree jobs are projected to grow 6 percent.

· 23 of the 52 largest metro areas will outpace the projected national rate of job growth, led by three in Texas (Austin, Houston and San Antonio); Raleigh, NC, and Phoenix, AZ. Washington, D.C. is poised to have the largest share of new jobs coming from the high-wage sector, but San Antonio is expected to have the fastest rate of high-wage growth.

Hospitality jobs in Tampa climb

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

With the new job numbers in, it appears hospitality jobs in Tampa have grown.

Leisure and hospitality employment rose by 53,000 in October. Within the industry, employment in food services and drinking places increased by 29,000, the same as its average monthly gain over the prior 12 months.

In October, employment showed little or no change elsewhere in the private sector, including mining and logging, construction, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, and financial activities.

Federal government employment declined by 12,000 in October. Over the past 12 months, federal government employment has decreased by 94,000. Federal employees on furlough during the partial government shutdown were still considered employed in the payroll survey because they worked or received pay for the pay period that included the 12th of the month.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.3 percent.

The civilian labor force was down by 720,000 in October. The labor force participation rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 62.8 percent over the month. Total employment as measured by the household survey fell by 735,000 over the month and the employment-population ratio declined by 0.3 percentage point to 58.3 percent.

Company recruits for Tampa executive jobs

Monday, November 4th, 2013

One company has decided to recruit someone for Tampa executive jobs.

United Capital Funding Corp, an Accounts Receivable funding, and AR management services based firm in the United States, has hired Tom Musante as a Senior Business Development Officer.

“We have been very fortunate to have a seasoned professional like Tom join the United Capital Funding team,” said Mark Mandula, Managing Partner of United. “We look forward to adding additional clients to our portfolio in the Southeast under Tom’s leadership and marketing efforts.”

Musante will manage United Capital Funding’s Charlotte Regional office. Tom has 30 years of experience in the Factoring and Asset based lending sectors. Tom previously held Executive positions with Capital Factors, GE Capital Commercial Services, First Citizens Bank and most recently was Vice President at GrandSouth Bank. He has also been active in the Carolinas Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association.

United also recently announced that it exceeded $2 Billion in funded and managed relationships since its formation in 1997. Starting with a single Florida based client, United Capital now serves clients in 29 states, and is based in the Tampa Bay, Florida.

United Capital Funding Corp. also now has offices in Nashville and Charlotte. United Capital Funding Corp. utilizes a conservative, risk adverse business model to provide entrepreneurial clients with Accounts Receivables based funding, professional working capital and credit management solutions.