Archive for August, 2012

Conference to address problems with nursing jobs in Jacksonville, other cities

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

A conference coming up in September will tackle such pressing healthcare issues as turnover among nursing jobs in Jacksonville and thousands of other cities across the nation.

Apparently many human resource professionals are scratching their heads to understand the key drivers behind high nursing turnover.

But one conference will tackle this puzzling issue.


Cellular company looking to hire for sales jobs in Jacksonville

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Cellular Sales said recently it is hiring for sales jobs in Jacksonville, among several other locations.

The company specializes in selling cell phones and cell phone products, including various accessories.

They are looking to hire 49 high-level sales positions in the Jacksonville area. These positions. Typically sales reps in stores make around $45,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $77,000. This is according to Vice President of Media Relations Heather Ripley.

Locations offering the new jobs include the Blanding Boulevard Store in Orange Park, the University Boulevard Store in Jacksonville and a new store in Macclenny.

Cellular Sales employs over 4,000 people nationally. It has more than 525 retail stores around the U.S. and 10 stores in Northern Florida.

Retail jobs in Jacksonville stagnate

Monday, August 6th, 2012

The number of retail jobs in Jacksonville is not increasing, according to recent data.

Kronos Incorporated has released the Kronos Retail Labor Index, a family of metrics and indices that characterize the current state of the demand and supply sides of the labor market within the U.S. retail sector.

The Retail Labor Index edged down one-tenth to 4.2 percent in July, reflecting declines in both hires and applications.

Employers in the Index made made 29,835 hires in July 2012, the lowest reading since January 2011 and the second consecutive monthly decline.

The number of applications received by retailers included in the Kronos sample fell 7.6 percent to 715,549 in July 2012 from a level in June that was revised slightly lower.

The level in July was nearly 230,000 below its level one year ago and the second lowest level since the series began in September 2006.

The 60-day retention rate, measured as the number of hires who remain employed for at least the first 60 days divided by the total number of hires made in that month, edged down from 81.4 percent in February 2012 to 81.0 percent in March 2012.

Chris Varvares, senior managing director and co-founder, Macroeconomic Advisers, said