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Tampa private sector jobs added

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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.