Archive for July, 2018

Company creates operations jobs in Tampa

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

One brewing company is expanding and creating more operating jobs in Tampa.

Tampa Bay Brewing Company, one of the longest operating and largest volume breweries in Florida, announced plans to expand its brewery operation to meet increased demand. The expansion will take place at its production brewery in Westchase and include the hiring of 12 new positions over the next two-to-three years and a capital investment of $700,000 in new production and manufacturing equipment.

The popularity of Tampa Bay Brewing’s award-winning Reef Donkey APA and seasonal offerings has significantly fueled the brewing company’s growth. By June 28, Reef Donkey APA will be available in every Publix Supermarket across the state of Florida. To meet this increase in demand, the owners of Tampa Bay Brewing decided it needed to invest in faster processes and additional equipment, so it’s adding two additional fermenters, a centrifuge, a grain handling system, a new high-speed canning line and an additional keg washer.

Tampa Bay Brewing was founded in 1995 and opened its doors in February 1997, making it one of the Tampa Bay area’s first craft breweries. It produces hop-centric beers such as Reef Donkey APA, Old Elephant Foot IPA, and the newly released Hop Silo Collaborative Series. When the brewers are not focused on hops, they are creating hundreds of fun brews to include fruited sours, Florida weises, and some experimental treatments available the two Tampa Bay Brewing locations.

Tampa Bay Brewing’s original brewpub in Tampa’s historic Ybor City neighborhood, which it still operates, opened long before the craft beer scene was the mainstream industry it is today. In 2015, the company expanded its operation with a second brewpub and production facility in the Westchase area of North Hillsborough County. Tampa Bay Brewing’s beers can also be found at thousands of retailers and establishments throughout Florida.

The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation assisted Tampa Bay Brewing with wet zoning for its new property that hosts beer festivals, permitting for its brewery expansion, workforce assistance, and is helping to facilitate connections within areas experiencing population and business growth.

“Tampa Bay Brewing is a flagship brewer of Tampa’s vibrant craft beer scene, and we’re proud of homegrown companies like them,” said Alan F. List, MD, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “Tampa Bay Brewing’s commitment to produce handcrafted beers that complement our climate and honors our lifestyle is commendable, and we are committed to supporting their continued growth.”

IT jobs in Tampa grow

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

One company is expanding and creating more IT jobs in Tampa.

Newgentek, an information technology company that designs, installs and supports technology infrastructure and workspaces, announced that it has expanded its North American headquarters in Tampa. The homegrown company will hire 20 new local employees and invest $500,000 in the project.

Newgentek was founded in 2017 by a group of IT entrepreneurs and professionals to provide end-to-end, turnkey technology solutions for multi-unit operators, hospitality and enterprise clients.

For multi-unit operators like restaurants and retailers, Newgentek sets up uniform IT standards that can be deployed across all locations. In the corporate space, the company builds user-friendly, functional workspaces that promote productivity with tools such as wireless technology, huddle spaces, and sound masking.

The Tampa Hillsborough EDC assisted Newgentek with property searches and connections to workforce resources like training grants. The company’s 6,400 square-foot facility located at 5555 W. Waters Ave., Suite 610 in Tampa is home base for its design, engineering and help desk services.

Newgentek joins a growing number of technology companies that have recently chosen to expand their operations in Tampa and Hillsborough County, including TransferWise, Revature, and Vendita.

“Newgentek is a great success story illustrating how a young company can grow quickly when it has access to highly-skilled talent and a pro-business climate,” said Alan F. List, MD, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “We’re proud of our homegrown technology companies, and the EDC team is committed to supporting Newgentek’s continued growth in Tampa.”

Company expands, creates data jobs in Tampa

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

One company is expanding and creating more data jobs in Tampa.

Validity, Inc., a global provider of data quality and compliance, announced that it has opened a new hub in Tampa because of the city’s commitment to cultivate a spirit of technology and innovation for tech-based businesses. The company will hire 75 local employees for sales and marketing positions with a significant investment through 2018.

The Tampa Hillsborough EDC connected Validity to resources for workforce training grants.

With offices in Boston, Tampa, London, and Toronto, the Validity team and its leading data integrity platform enables tens of thousands of business executives across the world to trust their data through quality certification solutions, compliance driven offerings, and data tools and services that support IT professionals in resolving the complexities of data management.

Validity, Inc. joins a growing number of technology solutions companies that have recently chosen to expand their operations in Tampa and Hillsborough County, including Revature, Vendita, and Frank Recruitment Group.

“We welcome Validity to our growing technology ecosystem here in Tampa,” said Alan F. List, MD, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “Validity recognizes that Tampa has the highly-skilled talent it needs to succeed, and our EDC team is committed to supporting its operations here.”

Company expands, creates sales jobs in Tampa

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

One company is expanding and creating more sales jobs in Tampa.

Validity, Inc., a global provider of data quality and compliance, announced that it has opened a new hub in Tampa. The company will hire 75 local employees for sales and marketing positions with a significant investment through 2018.

The Tampa Hillsborough EDC connected Validity to resources for workforce training grants.

With offices in Boston, Tampa, London, and Toronto, the Validity team and its leading data integrity platform enables tens of thousands of business executives across the world to trust their data through quality certification solutions, compliance driven offerings, and data tools and services that support IT professionals in resolving the complexities of data management.

Validity, Inc. joins a growing number of technology solutions companies that have recently chosen to expand their operations in Tampa and Hillsborough County, including Revature, Vendita, and Frank Recruitment Group.

“We welcome Validity to our growing technology ecosystem here in Tampa,” said Alan F. List, MD, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “Validity recognizes that Tampa has the highly-skilled talent it needs to succeed, and our EDC team is committed to supporting its operations here.”

Trade jobs in Tampa climb

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

The latest labor statistics show that trade jobs in Tampa are growing.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May 2018, down 0.1 percentage point from the April 2018 rate, and down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. There were 391,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,217,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,746,800 in May 2018, an increase of 15,100 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month. The state gained 180,200 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.1 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.6 percent over the year.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,746,800 in May 2018, up 180,200 jobs compared to a year ago. The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+39,200, +3.0 percent)

Other industries gaining jobs over the year included leisure and hospitality (+37,200 jobs, +3.1 percent); construction (+31,300 jobs, +6.2 percent); education and health services (+24,500 jobs, +1.9 percent); financial activities (+17,200 jobs, +3.1 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+15,400 jobs, +0.9 percent); manufacturing (+12,100 jobs, +3.3 percent); government (+1,200 jobs, +0.1 percent); and other services (+4,100 jobs, +1.2 percent).

In May 2018, 21 out of 24 metro areas in Florida had over-the-year job gains. The areas with the largest gains were Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (+44,000 jobs, +3.5 percent), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (+30,400 jobs, +2.3 percent), and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach (+23,400 jobs, +0.9 percent).