Archive for April, 2017

Transportation jobs in Tampa climb

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The number of transportation jobs in Tampa are growing, according to recent labor statistics.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,554,000 in March 2017, an increase of 6,200 jobs (+0.1 percent) over the month. The state gained 246,100 jobs over the year, an increase of 3.0 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 8,554,000 in March 2017, up 246,100 jobs compared to a year ago. March 2017 was the 80th consecutive month with positive over-the-year job growth. The industry gaining the most jobs was education and health services (+44,300 jobs, +3.6 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs included professional and business services (+43,500 jobs, +3.4 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+40,300 jobs, +2.4 percent); construction (+36,500 jobs, +7.9 percent); leisure and hospitality (+31,200 jobs, +2.7 percent); manufacturing (+13,100 jobs, +3.7 percent); financial activities (+12,700 jobs, +2.3 percent); other services (+12,700 jobs, +3.7 percent); and government (+12,300 jobs, +1.1 percent).

In March 2017, Monroe County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate (2.8 percent), followed by St. Johns County (3.3 percent); and Okaloosa and Wakulla counties (3.5 percent each).  Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate (6.4 percent) in Florida in March 2017, followed by Sumter County (6.1 percent); and Citrus and Hardee counties (5.9 percent each).

In March 2017, 23 out of 24 metro areas in Florida had over-the-year job gains. The areas with the largest gains were Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (+44,100 jobs, +3.4 percent), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (+42,800 jobs, +3.6 percent), and Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (+27,800 jobs, +3.4 percent).

Biotechnology jobs in Tampa being created

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

One company is expanding and creating biotechnology jobs in Tampa.

The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation said that Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, plans to locate a Capability Center in Tampa. The 136,000-square-foot facility will begin operating in October 2017, ultimately adding 450 employees by the end of 2018. The new, highly-skilled positions will support a variety of functions with the delivery of business-enabling services including operational, analytical, staff support and business support activities.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud that 450 new jobs are being created for Tampa families. We will continue to do all we can to grow Florida’s economy by cutting taxes and reducing burdensome regulations.”

Amgen conducted an exhaustive evaluation of U.S. communities for the Capability Center. After visiting the finalist communities, the selection team chose Tampa.

“Amgen is proud to be establishing our new, state-of-the-art Capability Center in Tampa,” said David W. Meline, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Amgen. “We are a Company driven by a single mission—to serve patients—and the services and activities that will happen at the Center are central to enabling this. We look forward to working with the world class talent found in Tampa and being a member of the community.”

Amgen’s new Capability Center will occupy four floors of Corporate Center One, located at 2202 N. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa.

“The fact that Tampa was selected as the location of choice for the Amgen Capability Center is proof of our competitiveness and ability to attract the world’s most innovative companies,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa. “Tampa is becoming the preferred destination for highly talented people and companies that want to be a part of this city’s exciting future. Amgen will certainly play a big role in shaping it, and we are thrilled to welcome them.”

Tampa jobs and the aging workforce

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

A new Careerbuilder survey posits that Tampa jobs may one of the have the fastest aging workforce.

CareerBuilder is out with a new study that explores employment trends for the 100 most populous U.S. cities, tracking how the shares of workers ages 22 to 34 and ages 55 and older have changed from 2001 to 2016.

Summary of Key Trends

  • 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.

 

Tampa education jobs climb

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

More Tampa education jobs have been added, according to recent labor statistics.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in February 2017, unchanged from the January 2017 rate, and unchanged from a year ago.  There were 501,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,058,000.

The state gained 248,800 jobs over the year, an increase of 3.0 percent.  Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.6 percent over the year.  Florida’s over‐the‐year job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since May 2012.

Other industries gaining jobs included trade, transportation, and utilities (+42,000 jobs, +2.5 percent); education and health services (+40,500 jobs, +3.3 percent); leisure and hospitality (+40,300 jobs, +3.5 percent); construction (+34,700 jobs, +7.5 percent); other services (+16,100 jobs, +4.7 percent); manufacturing (+11,900 jobs, +3.4 percent); financial activities (+10,800 jobs, +2.0 percent); government (+9,000 jobs, +0.8 percent); and information (+300 jobs, +0.2 percent).

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,543,000 in February 2017, up 248,800 jobs compared to a year ago.   February 2017 was the 79th consecutive month with positive over‐the‐year job growth.  The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+43,300 jobs, +3.4 percent).

In February 2017, Monroe County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate (3.1 percent), followed by St. Johns County (3.6 percent), and Wakulla County (3.9 percent).

Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate (7.2 percent) in Florida in February 2017, followed by Sumter County (7.0 percent), and Citrus County (6.7 percent).