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Tampa private sector jobs added

September 7th, 2017

Thousands of Tampa private sector jobs were added last year.

The Tampa area added 44,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 17,800 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent, the lowest rate since June 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,397,400 new private-sector jobs.

Governor Scott said, “Tampa continues to have strong economic growth, with nearly 45,000 jobs created over the year and the state’s highest number of job openings. Thanks to our focus on cutting taxes and making Florida more competitive and business-friendly, Tampa Bay job creators are helping connect families with the opportunities they need to be successful.”

Tampa led the state in job growth over the year in the following industries: professional and business services with 16,200 new jobs; construction with 8,200 new jobs; other services with 3,800 new jobs; and information with 600 new jobs. The Tampa area remained first among the state metro areas in job demand in June with 46,860 openings. The Tampa area also continues to rank first in the state in demand for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations with 14,988 openings in June.

For 63 consecutive months, Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.1 percent is exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.7 percent. In June, 22,977 Floridians were placed in jobs by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the state’s other 23 local workforce boards.

 

Vegas jobs climb

September 7th, 2017

A number of Vegas jobs are growing, according to recent labor statistics.

Nevada’s unemployment rate ticked up 0.1 of a percentage point in July to 4.8 percent, after hovering at 4.7 percent for three months, but remains well below a year ago, when it was 5.6 percent.

“I’m pleased to report that July marks the 60th-consecutive month that Nevada job growth has exceeded that of the nation as a whole—that’s a five-year string of good news,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “As a result, we have consistently been near the top of the job growth rankings. All told, the Silver State has added over 231,000 jobs since the recovery began as employment has risen to record-highs.”

KEY POINTS:

Private sector added a seasonally adjusted 3,900 jobs in July.

Public sector added a seasonally adjusted 1,400 jobs in July.

July marks the 79th month of a year over year employment gains.

Since last year 35,700 jobs have been added, a growth rate of 2.7 percent.

Largest gains were in Professional and Business Services (9,800 jobs added since the beginning of this year)

The unemployment gap between men and women in the state is nearly eliminated, with the male rate only 0.2 of a percentage point higher than the rate for women.

McDonald’s hires for food service jobs in Vegas

September 7th, 2017

McDonald’s restaurants said they are hiring for food service jobs in Vegas.

The company is looking to hire more than 1,300 individuals in the Las Vegas Area. McDonald’s crew member positions provide flexibility as well as training, high school completion courses, college tuition assistance, rewards programs, and more.

From Crew to Maintenance to Management, enthusiastic, hard-working individuals who enjoy working with others and offering great guest service can excel in a McDonald’s crew member position. Local McDonald’s restaurants will host hiring day events that will take place on August 30th between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. There is no appointment necessary to attend.

“We’re committed to being America’s Best First Job and we want to make all job seekers aware of the great opportunities available at McDonald’s restaurants,” said local owner/operator James Vance. “We provide restaurant employees with opportunity by offering flexible schedules, professional skills, and education.”

McDonald’s and its independent franchisees strive to offer a work environment that sets employees up for success at McDonald’s and beyond through education programs like Archways to Opportunity, which gives employees in participating restaurants an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive upfront tuition assistance for college courses, access academic advising courses, and learn English as a second language.

A local McDonald’s owner/operator is available for an interview to discuss the benefits of working at McDonald’s.

Positions available in each location may vary but include:
• Crew
• Guest Experience Lead
• Shift Manager
• Restaurant Manager
• Maintenance

Vegas jobs grow

September 7th, 2017

A new report highlights how Vegas jobs are quickly growing.

The employment rate in Las Vegas remained steady at 5.1 percent and held at 5.9 percent in Carson City.

The statewide unemployment rate was recently reported at a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent.

“A more accurate indication of the state’s economic health is measured on an annual basis which shows the metro areas continuing to add jobs, with the unemployment rates down,” said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. “All metro areas experienced job growth over the year, some seasonally-adjusted losses were experienced over the month.”

Job Growth since February 2016: Nevada: 41,200 (3.2 percent growth).

Las Vegas: 29,900.  Reno/Sparks: 7,700.  Carson City: 800 jobs. Unemployment Rate Change since February 2016  Nevada: 1.2 percentage points decrease, from 6.1 percent in 2016 to 4.9 in 2017.  Clark County: 0.5 percentage point decrease, from 5.6 percent to 5.1 percent.  Washoe County: 0.7 percentage point decrease, from 5.3 percent to 4.6 percent.  Carson City: 0.8 percentage point decrease, from 6.7 percent to 5.9 percent.

Automotive repair jobs in Vegas climb

August 7th, 2017

The newest labor data demonstrates how automotive repair jobs in Vegas are growing.

Nevada is once again at record-high employment in June, with a seasonally-adjusted gain of 10,600 jobs this month bringing total nonfarm employment to 1,342,100.

The seasonally-adjusted increase is a result of the State adding 9,800 jobs when 800 jobs were expected to be lost based upon historical trends.

The previously-reported decline of 6,500 jobs in May was additionally revised upward by 4,400 jobs, resulting in a seasonally-adjusted decline of just 2,100 last month. Coupled with this month’s gain, employment in the Silver State currently stands 230,600 higher than during the height of the recession.

Current employment, at 187,900 in June, is 16 percent higher than the pre-recession high seen in 2007. Other services, which includes sub-sectors such as automotive repair and maintenance, personal care, laundry services, etc., has also grown substantially, with current employment 13 percent higher than the pre-recession peak.

Trade/transportation/utilities and leisure/hospitality have also reached new record employment, surpassing their previous peaks by 11,600 and 6,600 jobs, respectively.

The largest year-to-date gains were found in professional and business services (+9,800 jobs), leisure and hospitality (+7,600), and construction (+7,500).

The growth in construction marks a ten percent increase over the first six months of last year. Information (-100) is the only sector to see a decline in employment year to date.

Administrative jobs in Vegas grow

August 7th, 2017

New labor data shows that administrative jobs in Vegas are growing.

The state continues to see strong job growth, steady unemployment rates, declining unemployment insurance claims, and increasing wages, small business jobs, and employer counts. Nevada is once again at record-high employment in June, with a seasonally-adjusted gain of 10,600 jobs this month bringing total employment to 1,342,100.

The seasonally-adjusted increase is a result of the State adding 9,800 jobs when 800 jobs were expected to be lost based upon historical trends.

Our previously-reported decline of 6,500 jobs in May was additionally revised upward by 4,400 jobs, resulting in a seasonally-adjusted decline of just 2,100 last month. Coupled with this month’s gain, employment in the Silver State currently stands 230,600 higher than during the height of the recession.

Professional and business services have grown the most over the recovery period, both in terms of jobs added and growth from the previous peak. This sector includes industries such as professional/scientific/technical services, management of companies, administrative support services, and employment services.

Current employment, at 187,900 in June, is 16 percent higher than the pre-recession high seen in 2007. Other services, which includes sub-sectors such as automotive repair and maintenance, personal care, laundry services, etc., has also grown substantially, with current employment 13 percent higher than the pre-recession peak. Trade/transportation/utilities and leisure/hospitality have also reached new record employment, surpassing their previous peaks by 11,600 and 6,600 jobs, respectively.

Family services jobs in Vegas added

July 8th, 2017

The new labor statistics show that family services jobs in Vegas are growing.

Employment rose in healthcare, social assistance, financial activities, and mining. Employment growth has averaged 180,000 per month thus far this year, in line with the average monthly gain of 187,000 in 2016.

In June, health care added 37,000 jobs. Employment increased in ambulatory health care services (+26,000) and hospitals (+12,000). Health care has added an average of 24,000 jobs per month in the first half of 2017, compared with a monthly average of 32,000 jobs in 2016.

Social assistance employment increased by 23,000 in June. Within the industry, employment continued to trend up in individual and family services (+12,000) and in child day care services (+8,000).

Social assistance has added 115,000 jobs over the last 12 months. Employment in financial activities rose by 17,000 in June and has grown by 169,000 over the year. Securities, commodity contracts, and investments added 5,000 jobs over the month.

In June, mining employment grew by 8,000, with most of the growth in support activities for mining (+7,000).

Since a recent employment low in October 2016, mining has added 56,000 jobs.

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in June (+35,000) and has grown by 624,000 over the last 12 months.

Employment in food services and drinking places also continued on an upward trend in June (+29,000). The industry has added 277,000 jobs over the year.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent

 

Is IBM hiring veterans for Vegas network management jobs?

June 28th, 2017

IBM may be hiring for Vegas network management jobs.

The technology employer said it will 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. This veterans employment initiative is part of IBM’s philanthropic impact grants that arm non-profits, governments, and institutions with skills and expertise to better serve their communities.

Retail jobs in Vegas taking a hit?

June 7th, 2017

Because many stores are laying off, retail jobs in Vegas may be taking a hit, according to a recent report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

he number of workforce reductions announced by US-based employers remain at a steady level in May, as planned job cuts totaled 33,092 for the month.

May job cuts were 9 percent lower than the 36,602 job cuts announced in April, and 9 percent higher than the same month last year, when employers shed 30,157 jobs.

Employers have announced a total of 195,895 job cuts so far this year. That is down 29 percent from the 275,218 job cuts that occurred last year through May 2016.

Retailers continue to announce the most job cuts this year with 55,910, 5,777 of which occurred in May.

“The retail industry is still shedding jobs. We are now seeing the effect of changing consumer behavior in grocery shopping.

Companies in the health care/products industry announced 3,054 job cuts during the month, 55 percent higher than the 1,348 announced in May 2016. To date, 14,323 cuts have been in the in health care/products industry.

Another 12,347 service industry jobs have been shed so far in 2017, with 4,082 announced last month. This is an 83 percent increase from May 2016 when only 673 jobs in service industries were shed.

The telecommunications sector cut 10,815 job cuts so far this year with 546 announced in May, and 10,815 for the entire year. This is 40 percent more than last year when the total was 6,404 layoffs.

Vegas food services jobs climb

June 7th, 2017

The latest labor statistics have been released, and they show that Vegas food services jobs may be growing.

The unemployment rate, at 4.3 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 6.9 million, changed little in May.

Payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, compared with an average monthly gain of 181,000 over the prior 12 months. In May, job gains occurred in health care and mining.

Employment in health care rose by 24,000 in May. Hospitals added 7,000 jobs over the month, and employment in ambulatory health care services continued to trend up (+13,000). Job growth in health care has averaged 22,000 per month thus far in 2017, compared with an average monthly gain of 32,000 in 2016. Mining added 7,000 jobs in May.

Employment in mining has risen by 47,000 since reaching a recent low point in October 2016, with most of the gain in support activities for mining. In May, employment in professional and business services continued to trend up (+38,000). The industry has added an average of 46,000 jobs per month thus far this year, in line with the average monthly job gain in 2016.

Employment in food services and drinking places also continued to trend up in May (+30,000) and has grown by 267,000 over the past 12 months.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, and government, showed little change over the month.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 34.4 hours in May.

In manufacturing, the workweek also was unchanged at 40.7 hours, while overtime edged up by 0.1 hour to 3.3 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls edged down by 0.1 hour to 33.6 hours.

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for March was revised down from +79,000 to +50,000, and the change for April was revised down from +211,000 to +174,000. With these revisions, employment gains in March and April combined were 66,000 less than previously reported.