Archive for July, 2012

Kids looking for Jacksonville seasonal jobs

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Teens are flooding the job market looking for Jacksonville seasonal jobs, according to the latest American Express Spending and Saving Tracker.

The American Express Spending & Saving Tracker research was completed online among a random sample of 2008 adults, including the general U.S. population, as well as two sub-groups

Companies join forces to hire veterans for jobs in Jacksonville

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Fifty-five companies have gotten together and started an initiative to help veterans acquire jobs in Jacksonville and other places around the United States.

The 100,000 Jobs Mission has a goal to hire at least 100,000 veterans before 2020.

The companies have collectively hired 18,249 veterans through June 30, 2012. This number is up from 12,179 veterans hired through the end of March of this year.

Members include -Eleven, ACADEMI, alelo, Alorica, Anheuser-Busch, AstraZeneca Global, AT&T, Avis Budget Group, Bloomberg L.P., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., CA Technologies, CGI, Cisco Systems Inc., Combined Insurance of America, Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), Cushman & Wakefield Inc., Delta Air Lines, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, EMC Corporation, Enterprise Holdings, Ernst & Young LLP, Fidelis, Frontier Communications, IBM, Iron Mountain Incorporated, JetBlue, Johnson Controls, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin, Macy

Jacksonville jobs going up or down?

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics is providing insight on the amount of Jacksonville jobs.

In fact the agency reported some less-than-good news about the economy. Many people were hoping that the jobs report would be better, but it

Jacksonville construction jobs lost

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

In May over 2,000 Jacksonville construction jobs were chopped, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America.

There were 24,400 constructions jobs in May, down from 26,500 a year prior, an 8 percent decrease.

However real estate jobs in Jacksonville are still going strong, since it’s the city’s strongest sector.

The report also showed that construction employment increased for the month in 21 states, dropped in 27 plus D.C., and were stagnant in Delaware and Maine.

Bakersfield-Delano, Calif. added the highest percentage (22%, 3,000 construction jobs), followed by Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind. (20%, 8,000 construction jobs), Knoxville, Tenn. (19%, 3,100 combined jobs) and Fargo, N.D.-Minn. (18%, 1,200 combined jobs). Indianapolis-Carmel added the most construction jobs, followed by Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Ariz. (7,400 construction jobs, 9%); San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (4,900 construction jobs, 16%); and Baton Rouge, La. (4,900 construction jobs, 13%). Anchorage, Alaska lost the highest percentage (-28%, -2,700 construction jobs), followed by Monroe, Mich. (-24%, -500 combined jobs), Springfield, Mass.-Conn. (-19%, -1,800 combined jobs) and Montgomery, Ala. (-18%, -1,200 combined jobs). The largest job losses were in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. (-7,100 construction jobs, -14%); Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Ill. (-6,900 construction jobs, -6%); New York City (-5,100 combined jobs, -5%); St. Louis, Mo. (-4,900 combined jobs, -8%) and Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y. (-4,700 combined jobs, -8%).

In 19 states construction employment actually grew. The steepest year-over-year percentage increases in construction jobs were in Montana (15%, 3,400 jobs) and North Dakota (14%, 3,200). The largest numerical gains were in Texas (15,600, 2.8%), California (11,700, 2.1%) and Arizona (11,000, 10%). The largest percentage decreases occurred in Alaska (-20%, -3,200) and Wisconsin (-105, -9,200). Florida lost the most jobs (-22,000, -6.6%), followed by Illinois (-12,200, -6.2%) and New York (-12,100, -3.9%). (BLS includes mining and logging with construction in D.C. and six states.)

Construction employment increased in 126 out of 337 areas for which BLS provides construction data (including divisions of larger metros), declined in 164 and stayed stagnant in 47.