Archive for December, 2017

Award spotlights consulting jobs in Tampa

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

One business is getting acknowledged for their consulting jobs in Tampa.

BlueLine Associates, a firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida, announced they received the recognition as #15 on Consulting Magazines “Fastest Growing Firms.” This is BlueLine’s second appearance on such a prestigious list in addition to making the 2016 Top 10 for Consulting Magazine’s “Best Firms to Work For”.

During the awards gala in New York City on Thursday, November 1, Rob Blanchette, a Partner at BlueLine Associates, acknowledged that “Making Consulting Magazine’s Fastest Growing Firms list is a great achievement and is owed completely to the hard work and dedication of BlueLine’s consultants and staff.” He added, “It’s a strong sign we’re on the right track and poised for long-term growth and success.”

Rocky Silvestri, BlueLine President and CEO, said, “We’re fortunate to have the best people in consulting working for BlueLine Associates. The passion and spirit of our employees are what makes us great. We aim to create an environment where employees can thrive and make a difference by helping our clients overcome their most critical business challenges. This in turn drives success in all aspects of the business, and the reason we are growing in all service lines across the U.S.”

BlueLine has a creative culture that creates an environment that best promotes the development of client solutions in business process improvement, operational excellence, organizational change management and implementation of strategic initiatives for a wide range of industries including health care, banking, finance, insurance, government, consumer goods and higher education.


Videos aim to attract Tampa jobs

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

New videos are hoping to attract Amazon to create more Tampa jobs.

Pinellas County Economic Development, St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation, and Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation – the team that put together the Tampa Bay region’s response for Amazon’s HQ2 – is rolling out the videos created in support of the proposal to the public.

The videos were submitted as part of the online version of Tampa Bay’s proposal to Amazon for HQ2.

“The videos were created to help us introduce our community to Amazon in a way that text alone cannot do,” said Mike Meidel, director of Pinellas County Economic Development. “Amazon can experience the personalities of our leaders, hear what they have to say about why Tampa Bay would be a great fit for HQ2, and take a visual tour of our region. Our goal is to have Amazon imagine what it would be like for their people to live and work here and engage with our community leadership.”

Each video speaks to a specific decision driver Amazon outlined in their request for proposals (RFP).  The first video, rolled out today, features City of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn welcoming Amazon to our region and their respective cities and talking about why Tampa Bay would be a perfect fit for HQ2.

Insurance jobs in Tampa created

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

One company is expanding and creating insurance jobs in Tampa.

The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation announced that MetLife, Inc., is expanding its Tampa operations, adding 430 additional, high-wage jobs at its existing campus and investing $25 million in the project.

One of the world’s leading financial services companies, MetLife will hire for a variety of new positions that will pay an average of 150% of Hillsborough County’s annual private sector wage.

MetLife first established operations in Tampa over four decades ago and currently employs more than 1,500 at its Tampa campus. Providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

“We are thankful for MetLife’s continued investment in Hillsborough County and the 430 high-wage jobs they are creating for local families,” said Stacy White, chairman of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “With this significant expansion, Hillsborough County strengthens its position as the preferred location in the Southeast for the world’s leading financial and professional services firms.”

The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

“Tampa has earned an international reputation for the excellence of its financial and professional services workforce, and MetLife’s success here is a key reason why,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa. “We deeply appreciate MetLife’s decision to expand again in our market, and look forward to supporting their continued success.”