Archive for January, 2016

Manufacturing jobs in Tampa get a boost

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

A new report from ADP shows that manufacturing jobs in Tampa may be growing.

Highlights showed that:

Goods-producing employment rose by 23,000 jobs in December, well up from a downwardly revised -2,000 the previous month.

The construction industry added 24,000 jobs, which was roughly in line with the 21,000 average monthly jobs gained for the year. Meanwhile, manufacturing stayed in positive territory for the second straight month adding 2,000 jobs.

Service-providing employment rose by 234,000 jobs in December, up from an upwardly revised 213,000 in November. The ADP National Employment Report indicates that professional/business services contributed 66,000 jobs, the largest increase in this sector in 2015.

Trade/transportation/utilities grew by 38,000, off a bit from an upwardly revised 41,000 the previous month. The 13,000 new jobs added in financial activities were right in line with the average for the year.

“2015 had a strong close with December showing the largest job gains of the year,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, VP and head of the ADP Research Institute. “Overall, the average monthly employment growth was just under 200,000 for the year in contrast to almost 240,000 jobs per month in 2014. Weakness in the energy and manufacturing sectors was mostly responsible for the drop off.”

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “Strong job growth shows no signs of abating. The only industry shedding jobs is energy. If this pace of job growth is sustained, which seems likely, the economy will be back to full employment by mid-year. This is a significant achievement, given that the last time the economy was at full employment was nearly a decade ago.”

Are marketing manager jobs in Tampa sought after?

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

A new survey from Careerbuilder shows that marketing manager jobs in Tampa, among other locations, may be hot jobs for 2016.

CareerBuilder compiled a list of the hottest in-demand jobs for 2016. The list below is comprised of occupations where the number of job ads companies post each month outpace the number of people they actually hire.

Among occupations that require a college education and have the largest gap between job openings and hires are the following:

Occupation Average Monthly Unique Job Postings Average Monthly Hires Gap Between Postings and Hires Job Growth 2010-2015 Total Employment in 2015 Median Hourly Earnings
Registered Nurses 296,631 97,549 199,082 171,097 2,776,836 $32.04
Software Developers, Applications 114,921 31,272 83,649 126,277 727,753 $45.92
Marketing Managers 91,630 8,447 83,183 23,692 193,619 $61.12
Sales Managers 70,558 17,750 52,808 35,399 370,648 $53.20
Medical and Health Services Managers 63,683 11,850 51,833 26,080 321,961 $44.62
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 69,636 18,568 51,068 36,640 381,001 $36.44
Industrial Engineers 55,264 7,985 47,279 25,426 244,225 $39.18
Computer Systems Analysts 71,555 24,703 46,852 87,023 556,922 $39.76
Web Developers 52,431 6,641 45,790 22,282 130,161 $30.52
Financial Managers 63,157 23,251 39,906 37,458 542,618 $55.44
Physical Therapists 49,712 10,001 39,711 27,473 210,377 $39.61
Pharmacists 44,738 13,202 31,536 14,591 296,530 $58.15
Accountants and Auditors 103,868 75,968 27,900 133,042 1,278,617 $31.70
Information Security Analysts 31,059 3,547 27,512 15,180 85,133 $42.74
Occupational Therapists 31,546 5,474 26,072 11,952 114,897 $37.89
Speech-Language Pathologists 27,789 5,379 22,410 9,641 128,692 $34.40
Computer and Information Systems Managers 35,758 14,001 21,758 42,942 347,810 $61.37
Mechanical Engineers 28,033 9,920 18,113 28,646 280,416 $39.93
Human Resources Managers 23,231 5,916 17,315 14,218 124,618 $49.41

 

Sales jobs in Tampa climb

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

According to the latest Careerbuilder forecast, sales jobs in Tampa may be climbing.

Of the employers who plan to increase the number of full-time employees in the new year, the top areas they’ll be recruiting for include:

  • Customer Service – 32 percent
  • Information Technology – 29 percent
  • Sales – 27 percent
  • Production – 24 percent
  • Administrative – 20 percent
  • Marketing – 18 percent
  • Business Development – 16 percent
  • Human Resources – 16 percent
  • Accounting/Finance – 15 percent
  • Engineering – 13 percent

Five Trends to Watch in the New Year

Looking at key trends that will help shape the employment landscape in 2016, several are tied to higher competition for talent, innovation in sourcing and developing high-skill workers, and a push for more diversity in leadership.

1) Opening New Doors for Low-Skill Workers – Many employers are concerned with a growing skills gap (63 percent) and report extended vacancies within their organizations (48 percent).Thirty-three percent of employers plan to hire low-skill workers and invest in training them for high-skill jobs in 2016.

2) Hiring Younger Interns – To encourage the next generation to pursue STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering and math) and other in-demand areas, employers are building relationships with students at an early age. One quarter (25 percent)plan to hire high school students as interns over the next 12 months.

3) Increasing Wages at All Levels – To retain and attract top performers, 83 percent of employers plan to increase compensation for existing employees – on par with 82 percent last year – while 66 percent will offer higher starting salaries for new employees – up from 64 percent last year.

4) Reaching Beyond U.S. Borders – Employers will continue to look at talent pools outside the U.S. to help fill labor deficits. Nearly 1 in 5 (19 percent) say they will hire workers with H-1B visas in 2016, which will enable them to employ temporarily foreign-born workers for specialized occupations.

5) Diversifying Management – Companies are expanding demographics in their company leadership. Fifty-five percent of employers plan to hire or promote more women for management roles, and 53 percent plan to do the same for diverse workers. Forty-seven percent of employers plan to promote workers under the age of 30 into management roles.