Archive for June, 2011

Sales jobs in Jacksonville increase due to higher demand

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Due to a higher demand for cars, sales jobs in Jacksonville are also climbing, as dealerships ramp up hiring to meet customer needs.

March 2011 automotive sales are up 15.5% over last year, according to The Detroit Free Press. The National Automobile Dealers Association expects U.S. new car sales to grow to 12% in 2011. Rising sales numbers are always good for headlines, but those at The Manus Group believe that the effects of the recent recession have done more than expected to help positively reshape the entire industry.

As sales jobs increase, retail jobs in Jacksonville are also climbing.
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Retail jobs in Jacksonville climb

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

According to new data from Manpower, retail jobs in Jacksonville are on the rise.

Forbes released the list in partnership with Manpower, the employment services firm. It also touches upon which industries are expected to hire the most in the coming months.

ManpowerGroup has surveyed more than 18,000 employers in 100 metropolitan areas to find out who

Jacksonville tech jobs the most plentiful of any state

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

According to a new survey from niche site Dice.com, Jacksonville tech jobs are plentiful.

The point of the survey was to ascertain the number of open tech jobs compared to number of computer-related graduates.

According to the survey, 18 states and Washington, D.C., have fewer graduates than open jobs.
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Lack of jobs in Jacksonville leaves many hopeless

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

As job market growth grinds to a halt, unemployment is beginning to take its toll on the long-term unemployed, as a lack of Jacksonville jobs leaves many feeling hopeless.

Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes duration-of-unemployment measures derived from the Current Population Survey (CPS). These measures include the average and median number of weeks that the jobless have been searching for work, as well as the number of unemployed persons by defined categories ranging from less than 5 weeks to 52 weeks or more. Analysts and news reports have frequently associated the mean or median duration measure with the length of time it takes jobseekers to find employment. However, the published data represent the current duration of unemployment and are not measures of completed periods of job search.
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