Archive for June, 2014

Computer system design jobs in Tampa grow

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The latest labor statistics from the Department of Labor shows that computer system design jobs in Tampa may be growing.

Total employment increased by 217,000 in May, with gains in professional and business services, health care and social assistance, food services and drinking places, and transportation and warehousing.

Professional and business services added 55,000 jobs in May, the same as its average monthly job gain over the prior 12 months. In May, the industry added 7,000 jobs each in computer systems design and related services and in management and technical consulting.

Employment in temporary help services continued to trend up (+14,000) and has grown by 224,000 over the past year.

Health care and social assistance added 55,000 jobs. The health care industry added 34,000 jobs over the month, twice its average monthly gain for the prior 12 months.

Within health care, employment rose in May by 23,000 in ambulatory health care services (which includes offices of physicians, outpatient care centers, and home health care services) and by 7,000 in hospitals. Employment rose by 21,000 in social assistance, compared with an average gain of 7,000 per month over the prior 12 months.

Transportation and warehousing employment rose by 16,000 in May. Over the prior 12 months, the industry had added an average of 9,000 jobs per month. In May, employment growth occurred in support activities for transportation (+6,000) and couriers and messengers (+4,000).

Manufacturing employment changed little over the month but has added 105,000 jobs over the past year. Within the industry, durable goods added 17,000 jobs in May and has accounted for the net job gain in manufacturing over the past 12 months.

Employment in other major industries, including mining and logging, construction, wholesale trade, retail trade, information, financial activities, and government, showed little change over the month.

Is competition too much for those with Tampa jobs?

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The workforce could be rife when it comes to those who hold Tampa jobs, among other locations, according to the latest survey from

According to the survey, one in five (20%) respondents has left a job due to a rivalry in the workplace. An additional 26% have considered leaving a job because of a problematic workplace rival.

Monster asked: “Have you ever considered leaving (or left) your job because of a workplace rival?” and received over 3,300 responses. International findings included:

20% of respondents answered “I have left a job because of a workplace rival”
26% of respondents answered “I have considered leaving a job because of a workplace rival”
54% of respondents answered “I’ve never left or considered leaving a job because of a workplace rival”

German respondents have been the most negatively affected by workplace rivalries: 27% have left a job due to one, and 30% have considered doing so –the highest response rate for both options. Despite Germany’s elevated figures, EU respondents are otherwise the least bothered by workplace rivalries: only 18% have left a job due to one (the lowest response rate, internationally) and 57% have never left nor considered leaving a job due to a workplace rival (the highest response rate, internationally).

A separate survey on US Workplace Rivalry found that only 3% of respondents consider workplace rivalries to be wholly positive, while 47% consider them wholly negative and 50% believe they are both positive and negative. Other key findings of the survey include:

73% of respondents have a workplace rival
40% of respondents rated their workplaces as having the highest levels of rivalry (being highly competitive work environments)
Causes of workplace rivalry included: Co-Workers (49%); Boss/ Supervisor (44%); and Senior Management (31%)
Workplace rivalry reduced job performance for majority of workers – 55% claim it created undue stress/ reduced productivity; 20% claimed very negative impacts including getting into trouble with management and job loss. Only 6% claimed it inspired them to do some of their best work
Popular methods of handling workplace competition include: working hard and focusing on your goals (53%), communicating with your manager (37%), and learning new skills to outshine your competition (33%)

Construction jobs in Tampa grow

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

According to the latest ADP report, construction jobs in Tampa may be climbing.

Overall, private sector employment increased by 179,000 jobs from April to May.

Goods-producing employment rose by 29,000 jobs in May, up from 21,000 jobs gained in April. The construction industry added 14,000 jobs over the month, down slightly from 16,000 in April. Meanwhile, manufacturing added 10,000 jobs in May, up from April’s 2,000 and the largest number since December last year.

Service-providing employment rose by 150,000 jobs in May, down from 194,000 in April. The ADP National Employment Report indicates that professional/ business services contributed the most to the lower overall number in May – adding 46,000 jobs, down from 75,000 in April.

Payroll growth for businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased in May adding 82,000 jobs, up from a downwardly revised 76,000 in April and almost reaching the twelve-month average of 84,000. Job growth slowed over the month for medium-sized and large firms.

Employment among medium-sized companies with 50-499 employees rose by 61,000, down from 82,000 in April. Employment at large companies – those with 500 or more employees – increased by 37,000, down from 56,000 the previous month. Companies with 500-999 employees shed 3,000 jobs after adding 23,000 in April.

Expansion in trade/transportation/utilities grew by 35,000, the same number of jobs added in April. The 6,000 new jobs added in financial activities was down slightly from 8,000 last month.

Company hires for broadcast engineer jobs in Tampa

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

One company has secured a key hire for broadcast engineering jobs in Tampa.

WUSF Public Media has hired Max Sitero as director of engineering.

He will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining the technical integrity of all broadcast facilities for WUSF including maintenance and compliance. He will lead a team of engineers and will be part of the leadership team for WUSF Public Media.

Prior to joining WUSF Public Media, Sitero was the regional director of engineering at Univision Radio in Miami, Florida.

Throughout his career, he has been the regional director of engineering for Clear Channel Broadcasting and the director of engineering at American Radio Systems.

Sitero was also the corporate director of engineering for TK Communications where he oversaw broadcast stations in Dallas, San Antonio, Orlando and Miami.

As the chief engineer of various radio station groups, Sitero has handled broadcasts for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Miami Dolphins, the Baltimore Orioles, the Miami Heat and the World Cup in Seoul, Korea.

Sitero holds an Engineering Certification in Radio Frequency from Erwin Technical. He also has several professional certifications including a FCC First Class License with ship RADAR endorsement, a Society of Broadcast Engineers AM/FM certification, is a CET Certified Electronic Technician, holds a NABER Certification and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society.

“Max Sitero has outstanding leadership skills for a team that provides comprehensive services for WUSF Public Media’s technical infrastructure and properties,” said JoAnn Urofsky, general manager of WUSF Public Media. –