Healthcare jobs in Tampa grow

August 8th, 2017

The number of healthcare jobs in Tampa have grown, according to recent labor statistics.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in June 2017, down 0.2 percentage point from 4.3 percent in May 2017, and down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago.  There were 419,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,138,000.  The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in June.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,602,700 in June 2017, an increase of 19,400 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month.

The state gained 238,600 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.9 percent.  Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.6 percent over the year.  Florida’s over‐the‐year job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since May 2012.

Other industries gaining jobs included education and health services (+40,300 jobs, +3.3 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+35,600 jobs, +2.1 percent); leisure and hospitality (+33,500 jobs, +2.9 percent); construction (+32,400 jobs, +6.9 percent); other services (+17,400 jobs, +5.0 percent); manufacturing (+10,900 jobs, +3.1 percent); financial activities (+10,800 jobs, +2.0 percent); and government (+10,800 jobs, +1.0 percent).

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,602,700 in June 2017, up 238,600 jobs compared to a year ago.  June 2017 was the 83rd consecutive month with positive over‐the‐year job growth.  The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+47,800 jobs, +3.7 percent).

Education jobs in Tampa

August 4th, 2017

A number of education jobs in Tampa may have been added, according to recent labor statistics.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in June 2017, down 0.2 percentage point from 4.3 percent in May 2017, and down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago.  There were 419,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,138,000.

The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in June.

Florida’s employment was 8,602,700 in June 2017, an increase of 19,400 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month.  The state gained 238,600 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.9 percent.

Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.6 percent over the year.  Florida’s over‐the‐year job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since May 2012.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,602,700 in June 2017, up 238,600 jobs compared to a year ago.  June 2017 was the 83rd consecutive month with positive over‐the‐year job growth.  The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+47,800 jobs, +3.7 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs included education and health services (+40,300 jobs, +3.3 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+35,600 jobs, +2.1 percent); leisure and hospitality (+33,500 jobs, +2.9 percent); construction (+32,400 jobs, +6.9 percent); other services (+17,400 jobs, +5.0 percent); manufacturing (+10,900 jobs, +3.1 percent); financial activities (+10,800 jobs, +2.0 percent); and government (+10,800 jobs, +1.0 percent).

Are those with Tampa jobs aging?

July 8th, 2017

Tampa may have a growing aging workforce, according to a recent Careerbuilder survey.

The study explores employment trends for the 100 most populous U.S. cities, tracking how the shares of workers ages 22 to 34 and ages 55 and older have changed from 2001 to 2016. Topping the list for cities aging the fastest is North Port, FL, while Madison, WI, takes the lead for cities who are experiencing the biggest infusion of millennials into their workforce.

Summary of Key Trends

  • North Port, FL (North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton), has experienced the greatest increase in the share of workers ages 55+ from 2001 to 2016, followed by Oklahoma City, OK, Virginia Beach, VA, Sacramento, CA, and Spokane, WA. In addition to North Port, FL, seeing the greatest increase in share of workers ages 55+ from 2001 to 2016, it also saw the greatest decrease in millennials over the same period.
  • Madison, WI, has experienced the greatest increase in the share of workers ages 22-34 from 2001 to 2016, followed by El Paso, TX, Colorado Springs, CO, Allentown, PA, and Austin, TX.
  • Looking at more recent years, Madison, WI, and Colorado Springs, CO, experienced the greatest influx of millennial workers since 2011. August, GA, Palm Bay, FL, and Nashville, TN, round out the top five.
  • Among the 10 most populous cities, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, and Atlanta, GA, saw the biggest increase in millennials since 2011.
  • North Port, FL, has the largest overall share of workers ages 55+ (25.8%), followed by New Haven, CT (24.9%), Pittsburgh, PA (24.7%), Hartford, CT (24.4%), and Deltona, FL (24.4%).
  • Among the 10 most populous cities, Philadelphia, PA (23.1%), Miami, FL (23.0%) and New York, NY (22.8%), have the largest share of workers ages 55+.
  • Provo, UT, has the highest overall share of millennial workers —35.4% of its workforce was aged 22-34 in 2016, roughly the same as in 2001 and 2011. Other top ranking cities include El Paso, TX (32.3%), Austin, TX (32.3%), Salt Lake City, UT (32.2%), and San Diego, CA (31.9%).
  • Among the 10 most populous cities, Washington D.C. (29.0%), Dallas, TX (28.8%), and Los Angeles, CA (28.8%), have the highest overall share of millennial workers.
  • While San Diego, CA, has a high concentration of younger workers, it’s also among the cities that have experienced the greatest exodus of millennials from its workforce since 2011.
  • Cities experiencing the biggest declines in millennial workers since 2011 includeTucson, AZ, San Diego, CA, Urban Honolulu, HI, Bakersfield, CA, and Toledo, OH.
  • None of the 10 most populous cities experienced a decline during this period.

Grants may go towards Tampa jobs

July 3rd, 2017

More grants may go towards funding Tampa jobs.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced $72,797,326 in grant funds to be awarded to 32 programs to strengthen access to opportunity for individuals exiting correctional systems.

The Reentry Project grant program supports the improvement and effectiveness of research-based, evidence-informed services that lead to better employment opportunities and outcomes for eligible participants.

These grants give organizations the opportunity to develop new models with a focus on assisting communities with high poverty and crime rates in planning and implementing comprehensive reentry programs for justice-involved young adults ages 18-24 and adults age 25 and older.

The department’s Employment and Training Administration will award a total of $39,995,965 to nine intermediary organizations with up to $4.5 million awarded to each – four to serve adults and five to serve young adults.

The department will also award $32,801,361 to 23 community-based organizations, with up to $1.5 million awarded to each – 14 to serve adults and nine to serve young adults.

Tech giant hires for cybersecurity jobs in Tampa

June 28th, 2017

IBM is busy hiring veterans for cybersecurity jobs in Tampa.

The employer has begun a big initiative to hire 2,000 U.S. veterans over the next four years. These positions are part of the company’s broader pledge to hire 25,000 U.S. workers through 2020, and many are “new collar jobs” that do not always require a four-year college degree.

“The men and women who have served in our country’s armed forces have unique talents and skill sets that make them a natural fit for some of the technology industry’s most exciting fields,” said Diane Gherson, IBM’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “Many of the positions IBM is eager to fill are new collar jobs. What’s most important in these roles is having the right mix of skills and experience that our clients need in fast-growing areas like cloud computing, cybersecurity, network management, and digital design. Veterans bring a disciplined work ethic as well as strong collaboration and communications skills acquired through their military service, all capabilities that IBM values highly.”

Furthering its commitment to help veterans build new collar job skills, IBM also has expanded its nationwide program to train U.S. vets in software that is widely used in the defense and law enforcement industries.

Since January 2016, IBM has been hosting one U.S. training session per month that certifies participating veterans in the use of i2 Analysts’ Notebook. Recent training sessions have taken place in Pittsburgh, Tampa, and Las Vegas, with upcoming sessions in Philadelphia, Fort Drum, and Houston. More than 500 veterans have been trained to-date, and hundreds more will participate in the program this year.

The free certification in IBM analytics solutions that will aid in cybersecurity and national security software skills is followed-up with career placement services provided by Corporate America Supports You, a nationwide non-profit that provides employment assistance for current and former military personnel, together with IBM and other corporate partners.

Tampa jobs grow

June 5th, 2017

New labor statistics show that Tampa jobs have grown.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in April 2017, down 0.3 percentage point from 4.8 percent in March 2017, and down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. There were 460,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,142,000.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,552,500 in April 2017, an increase of 10,900 jobs (+0.1 percent) over the month.

The state gained 215,400 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.6 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.6 percent over the year. Florida’s over-the-year job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since May 2012.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,552,500 in April 2017, up 215,400 jobs compared to a year ago. April 2017 was the 81st consecutive month with positive over-the-year job growth. The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+39,500 jobs, +3.1 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs included trade, transportation, and utilities (+36,600 jobs, +2.1 percent); construction (+34,400 jobs, +7.4 percent); education and health services (+32,700 jobs, +2.6 percent); leisure and hospitality (+30,500 jobs, +2.6 percent); other services (+12,500 jobs, +3.6 percent); financial activities (+11,700 jobs, +2.1 percent); manufacturing (+11,100 jobs, +3.1 percent); government (+6,300 jobs, +0.6 percent); and information (+200 jobs, +0.1 percent).

Colt creating Tampa manufacturing jobs

June 5th, 2017

Colt is busy creating more Tampa manufacturing jobs.

Cott Corporation, one of the world’s largest beverage producers and distributors, will be expanding their headquarters in Hillsborough County. The expansion will create 60 new jobs and invest $800,000 in the local community.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce Cott Corporation is expanding their headquarters in Hillsborough County and creating 60 new jobs for Tampa families. Florida businesses have added more than 1.25 million private-sector jobs in the last six years and we will keep working every day to make our state the number one place to grow a business. I look forward to welcoming more job creators like Cott Corporation to Florida.”

Jerry Fowden, CEO, Cott Corporation said, “Cott has undergone a significant and positive transformation in recent years including acquisitions such as DS Services, Aquaterra, Eden Springs and most recently, S&D Coffee and Tea. As we grow, we continue to strive to be an employer of choice in the Florida and Tampa market. Tampa has been a very good location for our global headquarters, offering a workforce whose skills align with our business needs. That makes this region increasingly attractive to us.”

With over 12,000 employees, Cott maintains operations in 20 countries worldwide. Cott also develops and manufactures beverage concentrates, which it exports to approximately 50 countries around the world.

Brad Goist, President, North America, Cott Beverages said, “We had an opportunity to evaluate aspects of our North America support structure recently and have decided to relocate positions from other domestic and international locations and further invest those jobs in Tampa. We believe this is a good investment for our business unit and we look forward to continuing to grow with Tampa in the years to come.”

 

Company creates biotechnology in Tampa

June 5th, 2017

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

Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, plans to locate a Capability Center in Tampa. The 136,000-square-foot facility will begin operating in October 2017, ultimately adding 450 employees by the end of 2018. The new, highly-skilled positions will support a variety of functions with the delivery of business-enabling services including operational, analytical, staff support and business support activities.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud that 450 new jobs are being created for Tampa families. We will continue to do all we can to grow Florida’s economy by cutting taxes and reducing burdensome regulations.”

Amgen conducted an exhaustive evaluation of U.S. communities for the Capability Center. After visiting the finalist communities, the selection team chose Tampa.

“Amgen is proud to be establishing our new, state-of-the-art Capability Center in Tampa,” said David W. Meline, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Amgen. “We are a Company driven by a single mission—to serve patients—and the services and activities that will happen at the Center are central to enabling this. We look forward to working with the world class talent found in Tampa and being a member of the community.”

Amgen’s new Capability Center will occupy four floors of Corporate Center One, located at 2202 N. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa.

“The fact that Tampa was selected as the location of choice for the Amgen Capability Center is proof of our competitiveness and ability to attract the world’s most innovative companies,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa. “Tampa is becoming the preferred destination for highly talented people and companies that want to be a part of this city’s exciting future. Amgen will certainly play a big role in shaping it, and we are thrilled to welcome them.”

Tampa transportation jobs added

May 8th, 2017

New labor statistics show that Tampa transportation jobs have been added.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in March 2017, down 0.2 percentage point from 5.0 percent in February 2017, and down 0.1 percentage point from a year ago. There were 483,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,108,000.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,554,000 in March 2017, up 246,100 jobs compared to a year ago. March 2017 was the 80th consecutive month with positive over-the-year job growth.

The industry gaining the most jobs was education and health services (+44,300 jobs, +3.6 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs included professional and business services (+43,500 jobs, +3.4 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+40,300 jobs, +2.4 percent); construction (+36,500 jobs, +7.9 percent); leisure and hospitality (+31,200 jobs, +2.7 percent); manufacturing (+13,100 jobs, +3.7 percent); financial activities (+12,700 jobs, +2.3 percent); other services (+12,700 jobs, +3.7 percent); and government (+12,300 jobs, +1.1 percent).

In March 2017, Monroe County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate (2.8 percent), followed by St. Johns County (3.3 percent); and Okaloosa and Wakulla counties (3.5 percent each).  Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate (6.4 percent) in Florida in March 2017, followed by Sumter County (6.1 percent); and Citrus and Hardee counties (5.9 percent each).

In March 2017, 23 out of 24 metro areas in Florida had over-the-year job gains. The areas with the largest gains were Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (+44,100 jobs, +3.4 percent), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (+42,800 jobs, +3.6 percent), and Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (+27,800 jobs, +3.4 percent).

Transportation jobs in Tampa climb

April 30th, 2017

The number of transportation jobs in Tampa are growing, according to recent labor statistics.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,554,000 in March 2017, an increase of 6,200 jobs (+0.1 percent) over the month. The state gained 246,100 jobs over the year, an increase of 3.0 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.5 percent over the year. Florida’s over-the-year job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since May 2012.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,554,000 in March 2017, up 246,100 jobs compared to a year ago. March 2017 was the 80th consecutive month with positive over-the-year job growth. The industry gaining the most jobs was education and health services (+44,300 jobs, +3.6 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs included professional and business services (+43,500 jobs, +3.4 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+40,300 jobs, +2.4 percent); construction (+36,500 jobs, +7.9 percent); leisure and hospitality (+31,200 jobs, +2.7 percent); manufacturing (+13,100 jobs, +3.7 percent); financial activities (+12,700 jobs, +2.3 percent); other services (+12,700 jobs, +3.7 percent); and government (+12,300 jobs, +1.1 percent).

In March 2017, Monroe County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate (2.8 percent), followed by St. Johns County (3.3 percent); and Okaloosa and Wakulla counties (3.5 percent each).  Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate (6.4 percent) in Florida in March 2017, followed by Sumter County (6.1 percent); and Citrus and Hardee counties (5.9 percent each).

In March 2017, 23 out of 24 metro areas in Florida had over-the-year job gains. The areas with the largest gains were Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (+44,100 jobs, +3.4 percent), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (+42,800 jobs, +3.6 percent), and Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (+27,800 jobs, +3.4 percent).