Archive for January, 2011

DealGator launches, creates sales jobs in Jacksonville

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

DealGator has announced their launch, a move that will create sales jobs in Jacksonville.

DealGator, a website that takes the work out of finding and managing local daily deals from sites like Groupon and LivingSocial, has launched in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. DealGator collects all the daily deals for each city in one place. It provides easy-to-use tools for advanced filtering of deals based on personal preferences and for keeping track of coupons acquired from any deal site.

Daily deal sites use the power of group buying to offer deep discounts on goods and services from local businesses. The success of sites like Groupon has inspired many new daily deal startups. Most cities now have 15 to 30 sites offering new deals each day. (more…)

Entry-level jobs in Jacksonville predicted to increase

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The status of entry-level jobs in Jacksonville is expected to get better, according to a new survey.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted their Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview survey and found that hiring trends for 2011 graduates are looking positive. Some industries expect to hire more and employers reveal which majors they gravitate toward.

Those with disabilities need more assistance for jobs in Jacksonville

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

New research shows that companies need to be better at reaching out to people with disabilities for jobs in Jacksonville.

A new poll released today found that a majority (67 percent) of HR professionals have included veterans in their organization’s diversity plan or policy during the past 12 months.

The findings are detailed in a joint poll released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Northeast ADA Center at Cornell University’s ILR School. (more…)

More employers could be hiring for jobs in Jacksonville, says survey

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

A new survey from CareerBuilder points to positive hiring trends in 2011, and more employers could be recruiting for jobs in Jacksonville.

More employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount in 2011 compared to 2010 with a continued emphasis on hiring in technology and revenue-producing fields. The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive