Archive for December, 2013

Tampa real estate jobs created

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

With the newest division of Mattamy Homes, Tampa real estate jobs are also being launched.

The North American home builder announced its newest division located in Tampa just recently.

Ed Suchora will lead the division and joins the team as president.

Suchora spent the last 15 years with Beazer Homes, most recently as their Division President in Tampa. He also held executive roles with Beazer in land development, and in sales & marketing, across Florida as well as in Georgia and South Carolina.

Suchora also worked for Pulte Homes in construction and land acquisition roles, mostly in Orlando. He has a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

He will be setting up the local Mattamy office, hiring staff and quickly growing Tampa into an operating division.

Mattamy Homes is Canada’s largest new home builder, with operations across Canada and the United States. Mattamy has built more than 60,000 homes in 150 communities, and counting. In Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton, while in the United States, the company is represented in six metropolitan areas: Minneapolis, Charlotte, Phoenix, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.

Mattamy first launched operations in Jacksonville in 2003, followed by Orlando in 2009. The Jacksonville Division was recognized in 2012 as the number one builder in the US for customer experience. Mattamy is a top 10 builder in Orlando by closings, and has made a number of major acquisitions recently, totaling more than $50 million and with the potential for 2,000+ lots.

Wireless companies hires for customer service jobs in Tampa

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Reagan Wireless is busy expanding and making new hires for customer service jobs in Tampa.

The new hire brings the total workforce at the company headquarters to 136.

The new hire, Mariana Malca, has joined the customer service team attending Reagan Wireless clients locally, nationally and abroad. A college student, fluent in 3 languages and a former Retail Administrative Assistant, Mariana will work at Reagan Wireless while pursuing a college education.

Reagan Wireless offers its clients devices from top name brands, including HTC Corporation, LG Electronics, SANYO North America Corporation, Samsung, Research In Motion Limited (Blackberry), Motorola Iden, Nextel, and APPLE. Reagan Wireless has client relationships with such companies as Sprint, AT&T, America Movil, and Telefonica. Reagan Wireless also specializes in reverse logistics, providing de-branding, brand protection, parts harvesting, and other services to suit individual client needs.

“We’re committed to hiring talented people to serve the needs of our clients both nationally and abroad, and are continually looking at ways to improve job creation. Mariana’s fluency in Portuguese, Spanish and English are language skills that are essential for our broad base of clients in the global industry that we serve. We’re also very proud of our minority hiring record which currently stands at 91 percent of the company’s workforce. It’s a diversity that’s reflected in both staff and management positions,” said Daniel Kaufman, Reagan Wireless President & CEO.

“This is a terrific learning opportunity ahead of my pursuit of a college degree and I am looking forward to being a part of such an experienced team,” Malca said.

Tampa finance jobs facing cuts?

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

According to the November job cut report, Tampa finance jobs may be on the cutting block. Some of them, that is.

A report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that employers announced plans to shed 45,314 workers from their payrolls. That marks a decline of just 0.9 percent from the 45,730 planned job cuts announced in October.

The retail industry saw the heaviest job cutting in November, with 9,998 announced layoffs during the month. While the spike in retail cuts heading into the holiday sales season might be cause for alarm, the majority of the planned cuts were related to the closure of remaining Blockbuster video rental stores, as well as the sell-off and closure of a grocery store chain in Chicago.

The financial sector has seen the largest number of job cuts through November, with employers announcing 59,189 layoffs so far this year, including 1,598 in November. The year-to-date total is up 99.6 percent from a year ago, when these employers announced 29,653 job cuts from January through November.

To date, aerospace and defense firms have announced 33,850 job cuts and are on pace to turn in the heaviest 12-month job-cut total since 2009, when planned layoffs reached 52,271. The year-to-date total for the sector ranks fifth among all industries for the year.

November job cuts were 21 percent lower than the same month a year ago, when planned layoffs totaled 57,081; the second highest monthly total in 2012. This marks the second consecutive month that job cuts came in below the year-ago figure. The October total was 4.2 percent lower than October 2012.

“Safeway Inc. plans to close all of its Dominick’s grocery stores in the Chicagoland area, shedding 5,633 workers from its payroll. However, there is a good chance that many of these workers will be re-hired by the several grocery-store operators that have agreed to purchase and take over many of the Dominick’s locations. The key to successfully retaining their positions is to fully embrace the new owner’s way of doing business. There can be no, ‘This-is-the-way-we’ve-always-done-it’ mentality,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.