Archive for September, 2012

Toys’R’Us recruiting for manager jobs in Jacksonville

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Toys R Us is hiring thousands for jobs across America, plus managerial jobs in Jacksonville.

The company will hiring 45,000 to ramp up assistance in stores for the holiday season, in which people flock to stores for toys, games, books, dolls, and other things for children to unwrap during the holiday season.

This number represents an increase from the approximately 40,000 seasonal workers hired last year, driven in part by the addition of positions in Toys

DuPont hiring veterans for jobs in Jacksonville

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

DuPont, which brings science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of products, materials, and services, said recently that a big part of its hiring initiatives will revolve around hiring veterans for jobs in Jacksonville and other locations.

DuPont reiterated its commitment to this initiative and said it will partner with the First Lady in a Joining Forces event to highlight the importance of hiring U.S. military veterans.

Not only does the company hire veterans, but it also has an employee Veteran’s Network to assist veterans as they integrate into DuPont.

The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders everyone can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

“Our relationship with the U.S. government stretches back nearly to the birth of our nation. As the inventor of DuPont(tm) Kevlar(r) and Nomex(r) fibers, which are utilized every day to keep U.S. troops safe while in harm’s way, we understand the sacrifice, commitment and service to America that military service represents,” said DuPont Senior Vice President of Human Resources Benito Cachinero-Sanchez. “We also recognize the valuable experience our veterans bring to businesses and how their skills translate into leadership and innovation for companies like DuPont.”

DuPont confirmed that at least 10 percent of all U.S. hires through 2013 will be veterans, and possibly more than that.

“This is exactly what we hoped for when the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces last year — major companies stepping up and making a commitment to employ America’s veterans. We’re appreciative of their impactful efforts and look forward to working with DuPont as we all strive to serve our nation’s veterans as well as they have served us,” said Navy Captain Brad Cooper, executive director of Joining Forces.

Jobs in Jacksonville picking up

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

The number of jobs in Jacksonville are growing and job cuts aren’t so large in number, according to a new survey from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

employers announced said they would cut 32,239 workers from their payrolls in August. It was the fewest number of monthly job cuts by US-based firms since December 2010, when layoffs totaled 32,004.

The company reported August job cuts were down 12.5 percent from a July total of 36,855, making it the third consecutive decline in monthly job cuts. Last month was 37 percent lower than August 2011, when employers announced plans to eliminate 51,114 positions.

Since January 1, employers have cut 352,185 jobs. That is nearly unchanged from a year ago; down three percent from the 2011 8-month total of 363,334. Fewer job cuts over the last three months have effectively reversed a trend that saw increased downsizing through the first half of 2012.

The company speculated in an article that the three-month decline in the pace of downsizing may be further evidence of an improving economy or it may simply be a summer lull in jobcut activity.

The slowdown in activity many businesses experience during the summer months also appears to impact job cuts. Over the previous 10 years, the monthly average for June, July and August was consistently lower than the monthly average for the entire year, with the exception of 2005 and 2011.