Archive for October, 2017

Food services jobs in Tampa decline

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Food services jobs in Tampa may have declined, according to recent labor statistics.

The unemployment rate declined to 4.2 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment changed little (-33,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Total nonfarm payroll employment was little changed in September (-33,000), after adding an average of 172,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months.

In September, a steep employment decline in food services and drinking places and below-trend growth in some other industries likely reflected the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Employment rose in health care and in transportation and warehousing.

Employment in transportation and warehousing increased by 22,000 in September. Job gains occurred in warehousing and storage (+5,000), couriers and messengers (+4,000), and air transportation (+3,000). Employment in financial activities changed little in September (+10,000).

A job gain in insurance carriers and related activities (+11,000) largely reflected hurricane-recovery efforts. The gain was partly offset by losses in activities related to credit intermediation (-4,000) and in commercial banking (-3,000).

Over the year, financial activities has added 149,000 jobs. In September, employment in professional and business services was little changed (+13,000). Over the prior 12 months, job growth in the industry had averaged 50,000 per month.

Manufacturing employment was essentially unchanged in September (-1,000). From a recent employment trough in November 2016 through August of this year, the industry had added an average of 14,000 jobs per month.

Tampa retail jobs will grow

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Target announced it is hiring many workers for the holiday season, which may increase Tampa retail jobs.

The company plans to hire approximately 100,000 team members across the country for the upcoming holiday season. The announcement is part of the company’s efforts to provide an exceptional shopping experience and ensures Target’s 1,816 stores will be staffed to deliver a seamless experience for guests this holiday season, whether team members are helping guests directly or fulfilling online orders. Additionally, Target will hire 4,500 team members at the company’s distribution and fulfillment centers to replenish products to stores and fulfill digital sales throughout the season.

“Target has made significant investments in our business throughout 2017, and our commitment to hire 100,000 team members for the holidays will make shopping at Target even easier and more fun during one of the busiest times of the year. Target team members play such an important role in helping guests as they prepare to celebrate the holidays with their families. As always, we will provide our seasonal team members with meaningful opportunities to build and develop skills, and offer great benefits, including a variety of schedules and team member discounts,” said Janna Potts, chief stores officer, Target.
The 100,000 seasonal team members will fill a variety of roles across stores, distribution and fulfillment centers, including:

  • Store team members will ensure stores are well stocked, help guests discover Target’s exclusive brands and anything else they need to complete their holiday shopping lists.
  • As the company continues to grow its Order Pickup service and ship-from-store capabilities, team members will fulfill online orders at stores.
  • Team members at Target’s distribution and fulfillment centers will process freight to stores and fulfill Target.com orders, including receiving, picking and loading to ensure products reach guests quickly.
  • Based on the success of last year’s seasonal hiring events, Target will host hiring events at all stores nationwide on Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15. The events will take place at each of the company’s 1,816 stores from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day for the 100,000 store positions with the potential for eligible applicants to interview on-the-spot and receive a conditional job offer during the weekend events. Interested candidates will have the opportunity to meet directly with Target store leaders.