Archive for February, 2017

Tampa careers and kids

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Some women may be choosing to stick with Tampa careers over having kids, according to a recent Careerbuilder survey.

Eighty-three percent of women over the age of 25 who plan to have children are postponing starting a family to focus on their career, compared to 79 percent of men, found a recent CareerBuilder survey.

Wanting to earn and save enough money to provide for their family was the top reason given by both women and men who plan to have children (50 percent and 53 percent, respectively), followed by the desire to become more established and get ahead in their career (28 percent and 33 percent, respectively).

One in seven women who plan to have children (15 percent) said they are waiting until at least age 35 to start a family. Sixty-three percent are waiting until at least age 30. Men were twice as likely to postpone having children until at least age 35 at 30 percent. They were equally likely to wait until at least age 30 at 64 percent.

On average, the highest salary men said they expect to reach during their careers is around $137,000. Women anticipate reaching around $79,000 on average.

Men are also more likely than women to expect higher job levels during their career, more than doubling women’s expectation percentage in company owner and vice president levels. Twenty-two percent of women expect to remain or reach entry-level compared to 10 percent of men.

Job Level Expected to Reached During Career Men Women
Company Owner 9% 4%
Senior management (CEO, CFO, CTO, etc.) 6% 4%
Vice President 5% 2%
Director 10% 8%
Manager 29% 27%
Professional/technical role 31% 32%
Entry level/administrative/clerical 10% 22%



Are Tampa jobs getting a rush of millennials?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Tampa jobs may be enjoying an influx of millennials, according to a survey from Careerbuilder.

  • North Port, FL (North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton), has experienced the greatest increase in the share of workers ages 55+ from 2001 to 2016, followed by Oklahoma City, OK, Virginia Beach, VA, Sacramento, CA, and Spokane, WA. In addition to North Port, FL, seeing the greatest increase in share of workers ages 55+ from 2001 to 2016, it also saw the greatest decrease in millennials over the same period.
  • Madison, WI, has experienced the greatest increase in the share of workers ages 22-34 from 2001 to 2016, followed by El Paso, TX, Colorado Springs, CO, Allentown, PA, and Austin, TX.
  • Looking at more recent years, Madison, WI, and Colorado Springs, CO, experienced the greatest influx of millennial workers since 2011. August, GA, Palm Bay, FL, and Nashville, TN, round out the top five.
  • Among the 10 most populous cities, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, and Atlanta, GA, saw the biggest increase in millennials since 2011.
  • North Port, FL, has the largest overall share of workers ages 55+ (25.8%), followed by New Haven, CT (24.9%), Pittsburgh, PA (24.7%), Hartford, CT (24.4%), and Deltona, FL (24.4%).
  • Among the 10 most populous cities, Philadelphia, PA (23.1%), Miami, FL (23.0%) and New York, NY (22.8%), have the largest share of workers ages 55+.
  • Provo, UT, has the highest overall share of millennial workers —35.4% of its workforce was aged 22-34 in 2016, roughly the same as in 2001 and 2011. Other top ranking cities include El Paso, TX (32.3%), Austin, TX (32.3%), Salt Lake City, UT (32.2%), and San Diego, CA (31.9%).
  • Among the 10 most populous cities, Washington D.C. (29.0%), Dallas, TX (28.8%), and Los Angeles, CA (28.8%), have the highest overall share of millennial workers.
  • While San Diego, CA, has a high concentration of younger workers, it’s also among the cities that have experienced the greatest exodus of millennials from its workforce since 2011.
  • Cities experiencing the biggest declines in millennial workers since 2011 includeTucson, AZ, San Diego, CA, Urban Honolulu, HI, Bakersfield, CA, and Toledo, OH.
  • None of the 10 most populous cities experienced a decline during this period.


Topping the list for cities aging the fastest is North Port, FL, while Madison, WI, takes the lead for cities who are experiencing the biggest infusion of millennials into their workforce.

Funding for Tampa careers

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

More funding is going to the state to boost the unemployment program and Tampa careers.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration awarded $65 million to 52 state workforce agencies, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, to operate Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment programs for unemployment insurance beneficiaries.

“Unemployment insurance claimants in danger of exhausting their benefits require responsive, timely services to avoid becoming long-term unemployed,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Portia Wu. “The RESEA program offers these claimants access to the wide array of services available in the workforce system to help them find good jobs. The grants also help us maintain the integrity of the UI program by ensuring their continued eligibility for benefits.”

The funding will allow states to continue operating their RESEA programs through April 2017. Upon receipt of a full year’s appropriation for 2017, ETA expects to provide additional funding to administer these programs through December 2017.

The funds will be used to conduct in-person assessments in American Job Centers. The assessments include:

  • Developing an individual re-employment plan for each claimant selected for services.
  • Providing career and labor market information to inform their job search.
  • Help developed job skills and employment prospects.
  • Customizing reemployment services.
  • Review the claimant’s continued eligibility for UI benefits.

This is the 13th year that the department has awarded grants through this initiative. Several studies have shown that this type of program is effective in helping unemployed individuals successfully get back to work. Participating claimants need benefits for a shorter period of time, are less likely to exhaust their benefits, and are more successful in returning to work.

Tampa jobs grow

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The state’s job numbers are in, and they demonstrate that Tampa jobs have grown.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in December 2016, unchanged from the November 2016 rate, but down 0.2 percentage point from 5.1 percent a year ago.  There were 491,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,947,000.

The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,462,900 in December 2016, a decrease of 700 jobs (less than ‐0.1 percent) over the month.

The state gained 251,400 jobs over the year, an increase of 3.1 percent.   Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.5 percent over the year.    Florida’s over‐the‐year job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since May 2012.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,462,900 in December 2016, up 251,400 jobs compared to a year ago.   December 2016 was the 77th consecutive month with positive over‐the‐year job growth.  The industry gaining the most jobs was leisure and hospitality (+53,100 jobs, +4.6 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs included education and health services (+46,800 jobs, +3.8 percent); professional and business services (+46,200 jobs, +3.7 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+35,600 jobs, +2.1 percent); construction (+22,300 jobs, +5.1 percent); financial activities (+18,700 jobs, +3.5 percent); government (+14,100 jobs, +1.3 percent); other services (+7,600 jobs, +2.3 percent); and manufacturing (+7,000 jobs, +2.0 percent).