Archive for February, 2015

Manufacturing jobs in Tampa stay strong

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Manufacturing jobs in Tampa are exhibiting growth, according to a recent employment report from ADP.

Private sector employment increased by 213,000 jobs from December to January according to the January ADP National Employment Report.

Payrolls for businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased by 78,000 jobs in January, down from 115,000 in December. Employment among companies with 50-499 employees was the only segment showing an increase in January.

These businesses added 95,000 jobs, up from December’s increase of 78,000. Employment at large companies – those with 500 or more employees – decreased from 61,000 the previous month to 40,000 jobs added in January.

Companies with 500-999 employees added 14,000 jobs, down from December’s 23,000. Companies with over 1,000 employees added 26,000 jobs, down from December’s 39,000.

Goods-producing employment rose by 31,000 jobs in January, down from 47,000 jobs gained in December. The construction industry added 18,000 jobs, down from last month’s gain of 26,000. Meanwhile, manufacturing added 14,000 jobs in January, below December’s 23,000.

Service-providing employment rose by 183,000 jobs in January, down from 207,000 in December. The ADP National Employment Report indicates that professional/business services contributed 42,000 jobs in January, a large drop-off from December’s 72,000.

Expansion in trade/transportation/utilities grew by 54,000, a sharp increase from December’s 40,000. The 11,000 new jobs added in financial activities is down from last month’s 14,000, but still well above the average of the past twelve months.

Transportation jobs in Tampa grow

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

The number of transportation jobs in Tampa has grown, according to the latest employment report from ADP.

Expansion in trade/transportation/utilities grew by 54,000, a sharp increase from December’s 40,000. The 11,000 new jobs added in financial activities is down from last month’s 14,000, but still well above the average of the past twelve months.

Goods-producing employment rose by 31,000 jobs in January, down from 47,000 jobs gained in December. The construction industry added 18,000 jobs, down from last month’s gain of 26,000. Meanwhile, manufacturing added 14,000 jobs in January, below December’s 23,000.

Service-providing employment rose by 183,000 jobs in January, down from 207,000 in December. The ADP National Employment Report indicates that professional/business services contributed 42,000 jobs in January, a large drop-off from December’s 72,000.

Overall, private sector employment increased by 213,000 jobs from December to January.

Payrolls for businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased by 78,000 jobs in January, down from 115,000 in December. Employment among companies with 50-499 employees was the only segment showing an increase in January.

These businesses added 95,000 jobs, up from December’s increase of 78,000. Employment at large companies – those with 500 or more employees – decreased from 61,000 the previous month to 40,000 jobs added in January.

Companies with 500-999 employees added 14,000 jobs, down from December’s 23,000. Companies with over 1,000 employees added 26,000 jobs, down from December’s 39,000.

IT jobs in Tampa looking at a pay raise

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

People who have IT jobs in Tampa may be getting a raise, according to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.

More than half of IT employers (54 percent) plan to add full-time, permanent employees in the New Year, and nearly 9 in 10 percent will raise wages for current employees. Three in four IT employers will offer higher starting salaries for new employees.

Top IT Industry Recruitment Trends for 2015

From increasing pay, to funding education, to giving workers more flexibility, IT employers are using a variety of tactics to attract and retain (and in some cases re-train) highly skilled employees. This year’s survey uncovered six major IT recruiting trends for 2015:

1. Not-So-Minimal Wages: Nearly 9 in 10 IT employers (87 percent) plan to increase salaries for existing employees, and 3 in 4 will do so for incoming employees (75 percent). Minimum wage workers may also see a pay hike, with 47 percent of IT employers planning to raise their organization’s minimum wage.

2. Campus Recruiting: Most IT employers (70 percent) plan to hire recent college graduates in 2015, and 52 percent plan to hire paid interns. Thirty-five percent plan to hire more recent college graduates this year than last year.

3. From Retired to Rehired: More than one half of IT employers(53 percent) say they are “likely” or “very likely” to rehire retirees from other companies in 2015.

4. Recruiting Year-Round: Three in five IT employers (61 percent) continuously recruit for positions that may open up down the line.

5. Higher Learning: Half of IT employers (50 percent) are providing financial assistance for current employees going back to school to earn an advanced degree, with one in four (23 percent) footing the bill completely.

6. Nixing 9 to 5: Three in five IT employers (60 percent) will offer employees more flexible work arrangements this year, mainly in the form of alternate schedules, compressed workweeks, summer hours, job sharing and sabbaticals.