Archive for February, 2012

Layoffs affect Jacksonville jobs

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Layoffs are affecting nearly every city in America, including Jacksonville jobs.

According to the BLS, employers took 1,434 mass layoff actions in January involving 129,920
workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment
insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single
employer. Mass layoff events in January increased by 50 from December,
while the number of associated initial claims decreased by 15,728. In
January, 341 mass layoff events were reported in the manufacturing sector,
seasonally adjusted, resulting in 33,597 initial claims.

The number of mass layoff events in January was 1,705, not seasonally
adjusted, resulting in 141,703 initial claims for unemployment insurance.
Over the year, the number of average weekly mass layoff
events decreased by 86 to 426, and associated average weekly initial claims
decreased by 13,867 to 35,426. Sixteen of the 19 major industry sectors in
the private economy reported over-the-year decreases in average weekly
initial claims, with the largest decrease occurring in manufacturing. (See
table 3.) The six-digit industry with the largest number of private nonfarm
initial claims in January 2012 was temporary help services.

In January the manufacturing sector accounted for 25 percent of mass layoff
events and 28 percent of associated initial claims in the private economy.
A year earlier, manufacturing made up 28 percent of events and 32 percent
of initial claims. Within manufacturing, the numbers of mass layoff claimants
in January 2012 were greatest in transportation equipment and food. Fifteen
of the 21 manufacturing subsectors experienced over-the-year decreases in
average weekly initial claims, with the largest decrease occurring in
transportation equipment. Five subsectors recorded January series

Healthcare jobs in Jacksonville burgeon

Monday, February 20th, 2012

According to the BLS, the number of healthcare jobs in Jacksonville are growing.

In January, health care employment continued to grow (+31,000). Within
the industry, hospitals and ambulatory care services each added 13,000

Wholesale trade employment increased by 14,000 over the month. Since a
recent employment low in May 2010, wholesale trade has added 144,000

Employment in retail trade continued to trend up in January. Job gains
in department stores (+19,000), health and personal care stores
(+7,000), and automobile dealers (+7,000) were partially offset by
losses in clothing and clothing accessory stores (-14,000). Since an
employment trough in December 2009, retail trade has added 390,000

In January, employment in information declined by 13,000, including a
loss of 8,000 jobs in the motion picture and sound recording industry.

In the goods-producing sector, manufacturing added 50,000 jobs. Nearly
all of the increase occurred in durable goods manufacturing, with job
growth in fabricated metal products (+11,000), machinery (+11,000),
and motor vehicles and parts (+8,000). Durable goods manufacturing has
added 418,000 jobs over the past 2 years.

Global Technologies hiring for construction jobs in Jacksonville

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Global Technologies has announced it is hiring for construction jobs in Jacksonville.

The provider of technology execution services is opening a new Jacksonville office.

It plans on hiring for construction, project management, general office and accounting.

The company will hire 60-70 people to staff its site on Vantage Way, which is near the airport.

The new service center will be 36,000 sq feet.

Global Technologies is a leading specialty technology execution services, outsourced fulfillment and construction services provider for the Telecommunications Industry, Utilities and governments throughout the United States, Europe and Africa.

Global Technologies designs, builds, Installs, upgrades and maintains outside and inside plant infrastructure and equipment. Including placement and maintenance of Fiber optic cable, copper cable and coaxial cable utilizing directional boring, trenching, plowing, aerial and Wireless techniques, underground cable location and on call emergency system restoration services.