Archive for March, 2018

Tampa jobs some of the best in the nation?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

New labor market research points out that the Florida market is hot, and that Tampa jobs may be some of the best in the nation.

Indeed debuted the 25 best cities for job seekers in the United States, and found strong showings from the Sun Belt states of Florida, California, and Texas. Three of the top ten metro areas are in Florida, with Miami topping the list (#1), followed by Orlando (#2), and Jacksonville (#7).

A stronger labor market affords many opportunities for job seekers right now and is allowing for more lifestyle considerations to influence their job search. As such, Indeed created the “25 Best Cities for Job Seekers” list by analyzing U.S metro areas with the most job postings according to four categories: job market favorability, salary weighted for cost of living, and employee rankings for work/life balance and job security and advancement opportunities.

“The Sun Belt continues to be a region of high-growth and opportunity as companies and workers alike have moved toward strong job markets,” said Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president at Indeed. “We have seen a migration trend where people are moving away from cold places looking to live in warm climates, so it is no surprise that we are seeing companies providing more job opportunities in Sun Belt cities like Miami, Austin, and San Diego.”

Miami and South Florida serves as U.S. headquarters for Latin American operations for hundreds multinational corporations including Disney, American Airlines, Cisco, Exxon, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, Oracle, Sony, Visa International, and more, adding to a robust job market. According to Indeed data, the Miami metro area work/life balance and job security/advancement ratings by employees are ranked highest. The high marks for employee satisfaction coupled with job market favorability and salary/cost of living brought Miami to the top of Indeed’s “Best Cities for Job Seekers” list.

Texas and California metro areas made a strong showing on the list, with Austin (#4), Sacramento (#5), San Jose (#6), San Diego (#8), and Houston (#9) appearing in the top ten. Indeed findings also indicate that Raleigh (#3) ranked highest for job market favorability and Seattle (#17) ranked highest for salary/cost of living.

Many new STEM jobs in Tampa are being created

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

STEM jobs in Tampa are flourishing, according to a recent report from the state’s labor bureau.

The Tampa area added 28,400 new private-sector jobs in the last year, continuing to create the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas.

The Tampa area also continues to rank first in the state in demand for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations with 14,839 openings in November.

Tampa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent, down 1.0 percentage point from one year ago.

Statewide, Florida businesses created 13,900 new jobs in November and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, the lowest rate in more than a decade. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,465,800 new private-sector jobs.

Governor Scott said, “It is great news that the Tampa Bay area, like the rest of the state, continues to have strong economic growth with more than 28,000 new jobs created over the year. It is clear that Tampa Bay continues to be a great place for businesses to grow and create jobs.”

The Tampa area remained first among the state metro areas in job demand in November with 44,792 openings.

In the last year, 199,000 people entered Florida’s labor force, a growth of 2.0 percent. This rate is nearly three times the national labor force growth rate of only 0.7 percent. In November, 16,990 Floridians were placed in jobs by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the state’s other 23 local workforce boards