Office jobs in Tampa grow

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

The number of office jobs in Tampa are growing, according to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.

Employers are targeting various workforce segments to fill their summer jobs. Nearly 3 in 4 (73 percent) say they plan to recruit college students, 39 percent say high school students and 26 percent say retirees. Two in five employers hiring for the summer (41 percent) are looking to hire veterans for their summer positions.

Although summer jobs are commonly associated with recreation and outdoor work, many positions are available in offices or other corporate settings. Employers are hiring seasonal help in the following areas:

  • Customer Service: 25 percent
  • IT: 25 percent
  • Office Support: 25 percent
  • Engineering: 18 percent
  • Manufacturing: 16 percent
  • Sales: 15 percent
  • Construction/Painting: 10 percent
  • Research: 10 percent
  • Banking: 9 percent

When asked to describe the most unusual summer job they ever had, workers said:

  • Teaching ice skating classes
  • Ambulance driver
  • All-girl valet parking crew
  • Assembly line worker for loose-leaf binders
  • Candling eggs
  • Detasseling corn
  • Killing mosquitos
  • Picking pineapples inĀ Hawaii
  • Scaring seagulls off roofs
  • Senior citizen softball league umpire
  • Worm farmer