Archive for September, 2010

Firm Fueling Jobs in Jacksonville

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Ford and Harrison, a staffing firm, is fueling the creation of jobs in Jacksonville, according to a press release.

Ford & Harrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce the firm has received a national

Foundation Financial Hiring for Sales Jobs in Jacksonville

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Foundation Financial has announced they are recruiting for sales jobs in Jacksonville.

Foundation Financial Group, fresh off of Labor Day, and enjoying a surge in business, announced it will create 170 new jobs – 85 new positions this quarter, and 85 more next quarter.

However, quality new hires are hard to find, the mortgage lender says, and staffing needs are slowing growth potential.

“Foundation Financial Group seeks to reduce unemployment in the states where we do business for those who want to work hard and do what we do,” said James S. Brodsky, senior vice president, human resources. “Our company provides great loans to good borrowers that perform well for our investors.”

Foundation Financial Group’s DNA is unique. The company looks for employees who have a “blue-collar work ethic,” which the company describes as a desire to give 100 percent every day to provide quality, speed and efficiency to every loan. By living a blue-collar workday, Foundation Financial Group employees enjoy a rewarding lifestyle, the company says.

Foundation Financial Group requires applicants to meet its ethical and work ethic standards, which the company considers key to its success. With outstanding customer service, Foundation Financial Group helps consumers reach their financial goals unusually quickly by closing an average loan in only 16.72 calendar days. The typical industry time span is about 45 business days, according to Mark W. Boyer, executive vice president.

“In this tough economy, it is hard to imagine that any company would have a difficult time recruiting new employees,” Brodsky said. “At Foundation Financial Group, we are offering competitive salaries, plus commissions, great benefits and access to our 401(k) plan. This is our way of attracting the best candidates who meet Foundation Financial Group’s strict background and credit requirements for state licensing.”

Foundation Financial Group says it invests about $7,780 on each employee in fringe benefits, in addition to its executive and management training programs.

Today, Foundation Financial Group executives are accepting applications for 28 openings in Atlanta, Ga.; 25 in Charlotte, N.C.; 20 in Raleigh, N.C.; and 12 in Jacksonville, Fla. These openings include entry-level and high-wage positions as sales professionals, telemarketers, sales managers and licensed loan officers. With the company’s steady growth, Foundation Financial Group plans to create the same number of jobs again for each of its four centers by the end of 2010.

Despite a slow-moving market with the lowest level of home sales in a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors, Foundation Financial Group is experiencing standout success. From January 2010 to present, Foundation Financial Group grew by 7.76 percent over last year’s figures, despite an industry-wide drop of 26 percent, according to MortgageStats.com.

Foundation Financial Group will also hire for additional positions after opening a fifth center in New York State in early 2011.

Majority of Jacksonville Jobs are in the Service Industry

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

According to data on Aol.com, the over 50% of Jacksonville jobs crop up in the service industry.

Of the Jacksonville, NC jobs available in the Private Sector, 27,739 (61.65%) are in the Service Providing industry and 4,416 (9.82%) are in the Goods Producing industry. As far as establishments are concerned, 2,302Jacksonville employers (5.12%) do business in the Service Providing industry and 490 (1.09%) operate in the Goods Producing industry.

The top Service Providing industry jobs in Jacksonville include Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Leisure and Hospitality; and Professional and Business Services careers. Expect Goods Producing industry jobs in Jacksonville to include Construction and Manufacturing.

Zeroing in on specific industries, Jacksonville jobs in the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry include 8,473 positions (18.83%); 680 employers (1.51%) and average weekly wages of $459 ($23,868 annualized salary). Leisure and Hospitality careers in Jacksonville, NC include 6,633 jobs (14.74%); 330 employers (0.73%); and average weekly salaries of $228 per week or $11,856 per year. Professional and Business Services jobs include 5,308Jacksonville employees (11.8%); 359 employers (0.8%); and weekly average salaries of $493 or $25,636 per year. For those seeking Construction jobs in Jacksonville, expect to see 3,205 positions (7.12%) from 418 employers (0.93%) and average salaries of $566 per week or $29,432 per year. In addition, Jacksonville, NCManufacturing occupations include 915 jobs (2.03%) in 36 companies (0.08%) with average salaries of $599 per week or $31,148 per year.

Foundation Financial Creating Jobs in Jacksonville

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Foundation Financial Group has announced they are creating jobs in Jacksonville.

Fresh off of Labor Day, and enjoying a surge in business, the company announced it will create 170 new jobs – 85 new positions this quarter, and 85 more next quarter.

However, quality new hires are hard to find, the mortgage lender says, and staffing needs are slowing growth potential.

“Foundation Financial Group seeks to reduce unemployment in the states where we do business for those who want to work hard and do what we do,” said James S. Brodsky, senior vice president, human resources. “Our company provides great loans to good borrowers that perform well for our investors.”

Foundation Financial Group’s DNA is unique. The company looks for employees who have a “blue-collar work ethic,” which the company describes as a desire to give 100 percent every day to provide quality, speed and efficiency to every loan. By living a blue-collar workday, Foundation Financial Group employees enjoy a rewarding lifestyle, the company says.

Foundation Financial Group requires applicants to meet its ethical and work ethic standards, which the company considers key to its success. With outstanding customer service, Foundation Financial Group helps consumers reach their financial goals unusually quickly by closing an average loan in only 16.72 calendar days. The typical industry time span is about 45 business days, according to Mark W. Boyer, executive vice president.

“In this tough economy, it is hard to imagine that any company would have a difficult time recruiting new employees,” Brodsky said. “At Foundation Financial Group, we are offering competitive salaries, plus commissions, great benefits and access to our 401(k) plan. This is our way of attracting the best candidates who meet Foundation Financial Group’s strict background and credit requirements for state licensing.”

Foundation Financial Group says it invests about $7,780 on each employee in fringe benefits, in addition to its executive and management training programs.

Today, Foundation Financial Group executives are accepting applications for 28 openings in Atlanta, Ga.; 25 in Charlotte, N.C.; 20 in Raleigh, N.C.; and 12 in Jacksonville, Fla. These openings include entry-level and high-wage positions as sales professionals, telemarketers, sales managers and licensed loan officers. With the company’s steady growth, Foundation Financial Group plans to create the same number of jobs again for each of its four centers by the end of 2010.

Despite a slow-moving market with the lowest level of home sales in a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors, Foundation Financial Group is experiencing standout success. From January 2010 to present, Foundation Financial Group grew by 7.76 percent over last year’s figures, despite an industry-wide drop of 26 percent, according to MortgageStats.com.

Foundation Financial Group will also hire for additional positions after opening a fifth center in New York State in early 2011.