Archive for June, 2015

Airport creates more Tampa retail jobs

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The opening of several new shops in the airport is creating more Tampa retail jobs.

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board approved and awarded 11 concessions contracts on Thursday, welcoming a new mix of concepts, brands, flavors, designs and business owners to Tampa International Airport.

Among some of the local concepts throughout the Airport are:
•The Tampa Life/Dali store in the Main Terminal featuring merchandise and gifts from local museums, with rotating displays to reflect seasonal events
•Airside C’s RumFish Grill, which will partner with the Florida Aquarium to maintain a large aquarium filled with indigenous species and has secured a commitment from the Animal Planet TV series Tanked to broadcast its installation
•Airport locations for such popular local business as Ducky’s; Burger 21; Ulele; Louis Pappas; Bavaro’s Pizza; the Columbia Restaurant; Four Green Fields; Bella’s; New York, New York Pizza; Cigar City Brewing
•Grab and go foods from such local suppliers as Alessi Bakery, Sono Café and Buddy Brew Coffee at news and convenience shops

The new program will also be introducing some new concepts at TPA, including:
•The first Hard Rock Café in a North American airport
•The Home Shopping Network’s Travelsmith store, which will be used to broadcast product launches
•The Starbucks Evening cafe, which plans to sell beer, wine, flatbreads and salads – the first of such a concept in the Tampa Bay market
•Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menus in nearly all restaurants
•Touch-screen tablets for quick, convenient ordering and check-out at restaurants along with USB ports and power outlets for patrons

The contract with the airport’s existing sole concessionaire, which dates back to the opening of the terminal in 1971, expires this summer. The new program made contracts available to multiple concessions operators, creating a greater variety of concepts and fostering more competition among the airport’s shops and restaurants.

Translation jobs in Tampa are growing

Friday, June 5th, 2015

A new survey from Careerbuilder shows that translation jobs in Tampa are growing.

“Around one third of all U.S. industries are expected to outperform the national average for employment growth over the next five years,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “While it’s not surprising that technology and health care made the list, the accumulation of new jobs will take place within a diverse mix of industries requiring a broad range of skills and experience.”

Translation and Interpretation Services
Specialty Hospitals (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse)
Residential Remodelers
Home Health Care Services
Wine and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
Electronic Shopping
Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
Computer Systems Design Services
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals

“Around one third of all U.S. industries are expected to outperform the national average for employment growth over the next five years,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “While it’s not surprising that technology and health care made the list, the accumulation of new jobs will take place within a diverse mix of industries requiring a broad range of skills and experience.”

Are people with Tampa jobs overweight?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Some people with Tampa jobs may feel they are overweight, according to a new survey from Careerbuilder.

Fifty-seven percent of U.S. workers feel they are overweight, up from 55 percent in 2014. Additionally, 42 percent of workers say they’ve gained weight in their present job, up from 39 percent last year. Twenty-two percent reported gaining more than 10 pounds, while 16 percent of workers say they’ve lost weight.

More than 1 in 4 U.S. workers (27 percent) have access to employer sponsored wellness benefits, including onsite workout facilities and gym passes, but 63 percent of this group does not take advantage of them.

Workers in desk or office-based jobs are more likely to be gaining weight at their present job:
•Professional & Business Services: 51 percent
•IT: 48 percent
•Financial Services: 45 percent
•Health Care: 45 percent
•Sales: 41 percent
•Leisure & Hospitality: 39 percent
•Manufacturing 39 percent
•Retail: 35 percent

Workers in management roles (43 percent) are almost equally likely as workers in non-management roles (42 percent) to report weight gains at their present jobs.

Workers in the middle of their careers appear more prone to weight gain than younger or mature workers. Forty-five percent of workers age 35-54 reported gaining weight at their present job, compared to 38 percent of workers age 18-34 and 39 percent of workers 55+.