Archive for March, 2017

Opening creates Tampa hospitality jobs

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The opening of a new store at the airport is creating more Tampa hospitality jobs.

The Starbucks Evenings sells beer, wine and tapas in addition to the usual offerings, while the TUMI/Swarovski specializes in travel accessories and crystal jewelry, watches and decorations.

With these new additions, the Airport has now opened 23 of the 69 shops and restaurants coming to the Airport.

“The Starbucks and TUMI/Swarovski are great additions and bring a fantastic range of new options for our passengers,” said Airport CEO Joe Lopano. “These concepts are prefect for anyone looking to upgrade their luggage, buy a gift for a loved one or simply sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee.”

The Starbucks Evenings, located in the Main Terminal, is a brand new concept for the Airport and will operate 24/7 so guests can enjoy it no matter how early or late they’re at the Airport. TPA is one of only a handful of airports in the country that has a Starbucks Evenings Reserve, and the opening builds on TPA’s long relationship with the company. In 1994, Starbucks opened its first licensed coffee shop in the Tampa Bay region in Tampa International Airport’s Airside A.

“Starbucks Evenings creates a comfortable, yet casual ambiance for travelers to relax and enjoy savory and healthy small plates while enjoying a craft beer or signature Starbucks beverage,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Michael Price. “HMSHost, along with our partner Tinsley-Bridgeman, is very excited to bring this experience to travelers in Tampa International Airport’s Main Terminal, and we thank the airport for their partnership on this endeavor.”

The TUMI/Swarovski is located at Airside F, and brings an upscale boutique-vibe to the international terminal. Swarovski is returning to the airport after operating four years in the Main Terminal, selling high-quality crystal jewelry, decorations and gifts. TUMI is new to the Airport and offers upscale luggage, locks, hand scales and other travel accessories.


Survey looks at Tampa surgical technologist jobs

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

A new survey from Careerbuilder highlights popular Tampa surgical technologist jobs for youth.

CareerBuilder research shows that nearly 1 in 4 high school students pick their career based on something they saw on TV or in a movie1, and that 33 percent of full-time workers regret the college major they chose. As college debt rises, the skills gap widens and a significant number of workers fall prone to unemployment or underemployment, it is important to start educating students early about their options.

Occupation Number of 2017 jobs Growth in jobs from 2013 to 2017 Average hourly earnings Percentage of workers employed who are ages 19-24
Social Science Research Assistants 29,494 5% $21.96 28%
Coaches and Scouts 233,107 7% $19.50 22%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 68,590 5% $25.90 22%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 35,352 7% $22.28 20%
Forensic Science Technicians 15,033 12% $29.04 18%
Camera Operators, TV, Video and Motion Picture 20,616 7% $27.85 15%
Physical Therapist Assistants 87,426 13% $26.59 15%
Biological Technicians 76,615 5% $21.77 14%
Film and Video Editors 30,073 18% $38.89 13%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 27,818 7% $19.12 13%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 656,896 7% $19.65 12%
Surgical Technologists 106,195 7% $22.17 11%
Sound Engineering Technicians 15,755 8% $29.87 11%
Public Relations Specialists 240,660 7% $31.66 9%
Web Developers 142,682 19% $34.09 8%

This list focuses on top occupations for younger workers based on jobs that are growing quickly, pay a good wage and have a solid concentration of workers ages 19 to 24.