Archive for November, 2015

Is there a gender pay gap for Tampa jobs?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

A new survey from Payscale points out that there may be a gender gap for those women with Tampa jobs.

PayScale’s “Inside the Gender Pay Gap” report examines the difference in median earnings of men and women overall, as well as by marital and family status, across industry, job family, degree level, generation, management status, job level, state, and metropolitan statistical area. Using our proprietary compensation algorithm, we are able to estimate a controlled median pay for females by adjusting for outside compensable factors across gender (years of experience, education, company size, management responsibilities, skills, and more), and calculate the difference in pay between similar men and women working the same jobs.

Highlights from PayScale’s “Inside The Gender Pay Gap” Report:

  1. The controlled and uncontrolled gender pay gap is higher between married men with children and married women with children than any other demographic.
  2. Married men earn the highest overall salaries ($67,900 for men with children; $60,800 for those without), and single moms have the lowest overall salaries, both uncontrolled ($38,200) and when controlled ($45,500) for all measured compensable factors (experience, job, etc.).
  3. Salaries continue to increase for men until they reach the age range of 50 – 55, with a median salary of $75,000; while salaries for women plateau much earlier, between the ages of 35 – 40, with a median salary of $49,000.
  4. Both the uncontrolled (20.7 percent) and controlled (1.4 percent) gender pay gaps in the tech industry are smaller than the pay gaps in other industries.  This holds true for the controlled pay gap at all job levels except at the executive level, where the controlled gender pay gap for the tech industry is slightly larger than in non-tech industries.
  5. There are 4 states (Alaska, Delaware, Michigan and Washington) in which the most relatively common job for men has a median income of over $100,000. There are no states in which the most relatively common job for women exceeds $77,000.
  6. More education doesn’t solve the gender pay gap. In fact, PhD holders have the highest controlled pay gap (5.1 percent), followed by MBA holders (4.7 percent), and MDs (4.6 percent).
  7. The overall controlled gender pay gap is largest for Gen Xers (3.6 percent) likely because more Gen Xers have young children, and we know the pay gap is largest between married men and women who have children, as stated above.
  8. Women are more likely to say that their job is meaningful and satisfying, but also more likely to say that their job is stressful. Women are also more likely to report that they are underemployed.

Retailer recruits for seasonal jobs in Tampa

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Macy’s is hiring for the holidays for seasonal jobs in Tampa, among other areas.

The company said it plans to hire seasonal associates for approximately 85,000 positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2015 Christmas and holiday season.

Macy’s, Inc.’s 2015 seasonal hiring plan includes the following:

Approximately 12,000 of the 85,000 total seasonal positions will be based in direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities that support sales generated by the company’s omnichannel business strategy. These positions are located in megacenters in Goodyear, AZ; Cheshire, CT; Tulsa, OK; Portland, TN, and Martinsburg, WV, and well as in product-specific fulfillment centers in Sacramento, CA, Stone Mountain, GA, Secaucus, NJ, and Joppa, MD.

About 1,600 associates will be hired to interact with customers via telephone, email and online chat at customer service centers in Mason, Ohio; Clearwater, FL; Tempe, AZ; and St. Louis, MO.
More than 1,000 persons will be hired across the country to support the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Santalands and other iconic holiday events.

Most seasonal positions are part-time, often with flexibility to fit the availability of the individuals hired. Many positions require the applicant to work evenings, weekends or overnight. In some cases, temporary seasonal associates are offered open year-round positions based on their skills and performance over the holiday season.

“These seasonal positions represent much-needed jobs for America, and they fill an important niche in the employment spectrum. Especially at the holidays, we employ students working during break to help pay tuition, retirees seeking to remain active and individuals from many walks of life wanting to supplement their income. We are proud to offer them this opportunity to work in a fun, fast-paced and respectful environment,” Lundgren said.

Healthcare jobs in Tampa added

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The number of healthcare jobs in Tampa may have grown, according to recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in September. Thus far in
2015, job growth has averaged 198,000 per month, compared with an average monthly
gain of 260,000 in 2014. In September, job gains occurred in health care and
information, while employment in mining continued to decline.

Health care added 34,000 jobs in September, in line with the average increase of
38,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months. Hospitals accounted for 16,000 of
the jobs gained in September, and employment in ambulatory health care services
continued to trend up (+13,000).

Employment in information increased by 12,000 in September and has increased by
44,000 over the year.

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in September
(+31,000). Job growth has averaged 45,000 per month thus far in 2015, compared
with an average monthly gain of 59,000 in 2014. In September, job gains occurred
in computer systems design and related services (+7,000) and in legal services
(+5,000).

Retail trade employment trended up in September (+24,000), in line with its average
monthly gain over the prior 12 months (+27,000). In September, employment rose in
general merchandise stores (+10,000) and automobile dealers (+5,000).

Employment in food services and drinking places continued on an upward trend in
September (+21,000). Over the year, this industry has added 349,000 jobs.

Employment in mining continued to decline in September (-10,000), with losses
concentrated in support activities for mining (-7,000). Mining employment has
declined by 102,000 since reaching a peak in December 2014.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing,
wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, financial activities, and
government, showed little or no change over the month.