Archive for October, 2011

Organization helps companies hire vets for Jacksonville jobs

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

For those who are interested in hiring veterans, an organization is helping connect job seekers with Jacksonville jobs.

Through a series of expos, Recruit Military is assisting with the jobs process and helping employers hire veterans for Florida jobs.

RecruitMilitary, a military-to-civilian recruiting firm, will present a free civilian employment, business-ownership, and education Opportunity Expo for job seekers who have military backgrounds at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, on Thursday, November 10.

RecruitMilitary is inviting veterans who already have civilian work experience, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses, and other military family members. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The company is also helping employers hire for Florida jobs.

The company said it expects more than 30 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo.

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Mortgage company could be looking to open Jacksonville sales jobs

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

A company specializing in mortgages said recently it is on a hiring spree and quite possibly could be considering opening up Jacksonville sales jobs.

TMS Funding, the wholesale mortgage lender of Total Mortgage Services, LLC, announced it is actively hiring new Account Executives to help expand its wholesale lending market position throughout the 21 states and Washington, DC in which it is currently licensed for wholesale mortgage production. TMS Funding is recruiting high quality Wholesale Account Executives with two-plus years of experience and a current mortgage broker base funding Conventional, FHA, USDA and Jumbo loans.

The wholesale lender is offering a highly competitive compensation package and access to some of the lowest mortgage rates and best-in-class operational support in the mortgage industry.

Jacksonville retail jobs could get the short shrift

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Jacksonville retail jobs may suffer after a surprising announcement from retail store Gap this week.

Gap said it it closing several hundred of its brick-and-mortar stores in America to open several more in China.

In a press release, the company said it ?expects the division to hit $1.5 billion in revenue by the end of this year, on track to reach $2 billion in revenue and operating income of $500 million by the end of fiscal 2014.

Jacksonville federal jobs could get cut

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Jacksonville federal jobs could be slashed, according to a new survey.

Employers announced plans to shed 115,730 workers from their payrolls in September, making it the worst jobcut
month in over two years. Heavy reductions planned by the military accounted for a large portion of September job cuts, signaling what may lieahead as the federal government seeks across-the-board cuts in spending.

September job cuts were 126 percent higher than the 51,114 announced in August, according to the latest report on monthly job cuts released Wednesday by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. They were 212 percent higher than September 2010, when employers announced just 37,151 job cuts. Last month

Macy’s to hire big for Jacksonville retail jobs

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Department giant Macy’s said this week it is hiring thousands for the holiday season, including many for Jacksonville retail jobs.

The store said it needs to hrie 78,000 seasonal associates for its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2011 holiday season. The hiring plan represents an increase of about 4 percent from the approximately 75,000 seasonal associates hired for last year’s holiday season.

“We always hire aggressively during the holidays to ensure our customers are well-served in this important shopping period. We expect additional hiring this year given the continued sales growth in our business – both in-store and online,” said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s, Inc. chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our seasonal associates serve customers on the selling floor, work behind the scenes in store operations positions, interact with customers via the telephone in call centers, and staff the distribution and fulfillment centers that coordinate shipments to our stores and directly to customers who buy online.”

Most of the positions are part-time, often with some flexibility to fit with the availability of the individuals hired. Many positions require the applicant to work evenings, weekends or overnight. In some cases, temporary seasonal associates are offered open year-round positions based on their skills and performance over the holiday season.

The company has already begun hiring for sales support positions, such as in distribution centers and store receiving. Applications for other seasonal positions at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s will be accepted beginning next week at and Candidates who submit applications online will receive a response via e-mail. Hiring for store sales positions will begin in mid-October.