Archive for May, 2018

Company creates more healthcare IT jobs

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

One company plans on growing and says it will create more healthcare IT jobs.

Greenway Health has finalized plans to expand operations in the Westshore district with 104 new high-wage jobs and will invest $1.8 million into its consolidated operations.

The expansion is part of the company’s “Project Polaris” announced in October, aimed at providing better technology platforms for patients, physicians and care coordinators. Greenway Health closed an office in the Atlanta-area as part of the project.

The company plans to hire professionals in software development, legal, cybersecurity and marketing through December. The company hired 66 employees to fill existing roles and will continue hiring throughout the year, the company said. Some positions including 42 relocating from the Atlanta area. The average wage for jobs is $57,163.

“By providing physicians and their staffs with technology that more effectively operates as an extension of their work and amplifies intelligence at the point of care, we can support them for greater patient impact and also bring more joy back into their work,” said Greenway Health CEO Scott Zimmerman.

The privately-owned health information technology vendor provides integrated electronic health records and practice management solutions and revenue cycle solutions aimed at improving health care coordination, profitability and ambulatory health care efficiency across the U.S.

The expansion was a joint effort between the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., Hillsborough County government and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The company will receive $520,000 in tax rebates from Hillsborough County and the city of Tampa once its meets salary and job requirements.

“Companies like Greenway Health continue to invest in Hillsborough County because this community offers the business climate, talent, and quality of life that their business needs to thrive,” said Hillsborough County Commission Chair Sandy Murman.

Tampa education jobs climb

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

New labor statistics demonstrate how Tampa education jobs continue to grow.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,716,800 in March 2018, an increase of 13,800 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month. The state gained 173,100 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.0 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.5 percent over the year. Prior to September 2017, Florida’s over-the-year job growth rate had exceeded or equaled the nation’s rate since May 2012.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,716,800 in March 2018, up 173,100 jobs compared to a year ago. The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+38,100 jobs, +2.9 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs over the year included leisure and hospitality (+32,300 jobs, +2.7 percent); construction (+31,600 jobs, +6.3 percent); education and health services (+21,200 jobs, +1.7 percent); financial activities (+15,600 jobs, +2.8 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+15,200 jobs, +0.9 percent); manufacturing (+10,000 jobs, +2.8 percent); other services (+5,500 jobs, +1.6 percent); and government (+5,400 jobs, +0.5 percent).

In March 2018, 22 out of 24 metro areas in Florida had over-the-year job gains.

The areas with the largest gains were Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (+43,700 jobs, +3.5 percent), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (+28,700 jobs, +2.2 percent), and Jacksonville (+21,500 jobs, +3.1 percent).

The two metro areas losing jobs over the year were Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island (-3,200 jobs, -2.1 percent); and Sebring (-800 jobs, -3.0 percent).

Tampa construction jobs grow

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

The newest labor statistics show that Tampa construction jobs have grown.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in March 2018, unchanged from the February 2018 rate, but down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago.

There were 400,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,193,000.

The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in March. Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,716,800 in March 2018, an increase of 13,800 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month. The state gained 173,100 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.0 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.5 percent over the year.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,716,800 in March 2018, up 173,100 jobs compared to a year ago.

The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+38,100 jobs, +2.9 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs over the year included leisure and hospitality (+32,300 jobs, +2.7 percent); construction (+31,600 jobs, +6.3 percent); education and health services (+21,200 jobs, +1.7 percent); financial activities (+15,600 jobs, +2.8 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+15,200 jobs, +0.9 percent); manufacturing (+10,000 jobs, +2.8 percent); other services (+5,500 jobs, +1.6 percent); and government (+5,400 jobs, +0.5 percent).

The only industry losing jobs was information (-1,700 jobs, -1.2 percent).