Archive for September, 2015

Tampa hospitality jobs grow

Friday, September 25th, 2015

New statistics point to Tampa hospitality jobs growing.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,119,200 in August 2015, up 261,500 jobs compared to a year ago. August 2015 was the 61st consecutive month with positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for over three years. The industry gaining the most jobs was private education and health services (+59,700 jobs, +5.1 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs included leisure and hospitality (+55,600 jobs, +5.1 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+48,300 jobs, +3.0 percent); professional and business services (+36,100 jobs, +3.1 percent); construction (+25,700 jobs, +6.4 percent); financial activities (+12,700 jobs, +2.4 percent); other services (+11,300 jobs, +3.5 percent); government (+7,200, +0.7 percent); and manufacturing (+6,100 jobs, +1.8 percent).

Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate (12.2 percent) in Florida in August 2015, followed by Hardee County (9.0 percent), Glades County (7.9 percent), and Highlands County (7.8 percent). Hendry County was the only county with a double-digit unemployment rate for August and July.

All 24 metro areas in the state had over-the-year job gains in August 2015. The areas with the largest gains were Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (+42,100 jobs, +3.8 percent), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (+32,900 jobs, +2.7 percent), and Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (+28,000 jobs, +3.6 percent).

Science jobs in Tampa grow?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Are science jobs in Tampa experiencing the fastest growth?

According to a Careerbuilder survey, looking at trends post-recession, nearly 500,000 more degrees were awarded in 2014 than in 2010, an 11 percent increase. However, nearly two-thirds of the new degree completions occurred from 2010-2011, with growth remaining less than one percent in subsequent years. Programs experiencing the greatest declines were heavily concentrated in humanities and social sciences.

More than half of the top 10 broad programs leading the U.S. in degree completion (2010-2014) were in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
•Science technologies/technicians: 1,521 change, 49% growth
•Natural resources and conservation: 7,792 change, 45% growth
•Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies: 18,869 change, 44% growth
•Multi/interdisciplinary studies: 24,540 change, 36% growth
•Mathematics and statistics: 9,384 change, 35% growth
•Public administration and social service professions: 22,683 change, 33% growth
•Computer and information sciences and support services: 38,194 change, 32% growth
•Precision production: 9,581 change, 30% growth
◦Most of this growth occurred during the most recent year. Between 2013 and 2014, precision production programs saw the fastest growth out of all broad program categories (6,654 new completions, 19% change).
•Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services: 32,529 change, 27% growth
•Engineering: 32,058 change, 26% growth

From 2010 to 2014, only nine broad program categories experienced decline, nearly all of which were in humanities and social sciences (and closely related to teaching occupations):
•Military technologies and applied science: -814 change, 30% decline
•Library science: -1,432 change, 17% decline
◦Between 2013 and 2014, library science programs saw the sharpest decline out of all broad program categories (1,079 change, or 14% decline).
•Education: -33,301 change, 9% decline
•History: -3,561 change, 8% decline
•Construction trades: -1,980 change, 6% decline
•Philosophy and religious studies: -542 change, 3% decline
•English language and literature/letters: -1,571 change, 2% decline
•Foreign languages, literatures and linguistics: -683 change, 2% decline
•Architecture and related sciences: -217 change, 1% decline

Are jobs in Tampa meaningful?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

A new Payscale reports looks at how meaningful jobs in Tampa are, among other locations.

The PayScale 2015 Most and Least Meaningful Jobs Report provides the percentage of workers reporting high job meaning, national median pay, and percentage of workers reporting high job satisfaction for both detailed and major job groupings (O*NET).

This report includes the following Top 10 lists:
•Most Meaningful Jobs: The jobs where the highest percentage of workers answered “Very much so” or “Yes” to the question, “Does your job make the world a better place?”
•Least Meaningful Jobs: The jobs where the lowest percentage of workers answered “Very much so” or “Yes” to the question, “Does your job make the world a better place?”
•Jobs That Make the World a Worse Place: The jobs where the highest percentage of workers answered “My job makes the world a worse place” to the question, “Does your job make the world a better place?”

While 55 percent of all respondents say that their job is highly meaningful, Clergy members (any religious affiliation) had the highest overall job meaning of any individual job title — 98 percent said that their job makes the world a better place. The job categories with the highest job meaning were Military jobs (88 percent); Community and Social Service jobs (85 percent); and Education, Training and Library jobs (80 percent).

The least meaningful overall job categories are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media (42 percent); Food Preparation and Serving (39 percent) and Sales (39 percent). Only 5 percent of parking lot attendants say that their job makes the world a better place, giving them the lowest percentage of workers reporting high job meaning. Other job titles at the bottom of the rankings are Gaming Supervisors (20 percent); Prepress Technicians and Workers (25 percent); Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (25 percent).