Archive for August, 2013

Amazon doesn’t include Jacksonville jobs in its announcement

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Amazon has announced it will be hiring for thousands around the United States, but this doesn’t include Jacksonville jobs.

Jacksonville is a likely candidate for one of Amazon’s fulfillment centers.

The online retailer is busy creating more than 5,000 new full-time jobs in its U.S. fulfillment network to meet growing customer demand.

Median pay inside Amazon fulfillment centers is 30 percent higher than that of people who work in traditional retail stores—and that doesn’t even include the stock grants that full-time employees receive, which over the past five years have added an average of 9% to base pay annually. Amazon employs over 20,000 full-time employees in its U.S. fulfillment centers.

Amazon has created thousands of jobs across its fulfillment center and customer service networks in recent years. In the last year alone, Amazon opened eight fulfillment centers in the U.S., resulting in thousands of new jobs being added to communities nationwide. The more than 5,000 jobs now available across the fulfillment network include picking, packing and shipping customer orders while engaging with high-end, state of the art technology. The jobs offer competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package, company stock awards and bonuses.

“We’re hiring more than 5,000 people to join our team and help us continue to innovate and serve our customers,” said Dave Clark, vice president of worldwide operations and customer service at Amazon. “We’re focused on sustained innovation across Amazon and want to help our employees succeed—whether at Amazon or elsewhere—so we offer programs like Career Choice, where we’ll pay for up to 95% of eligible employees’ tuition regardless of whether the skills they learn are relevant to a career at Amazon.”

Fulfillment network jobs are currently available in:
• Breinigsville, Pa. • Middletown, Del.
• Chattanooga, Tenn. • Murfreesboro, Tenn.
• Charleston, S.C. • Patterson, Calif.
• Chester, Va. • Phoenix, Ariz.
• Coppell, Texas • San Antonio, Texas
• Haslet, Texas • San Bernardino, Calif.
• Hebron, Ky. • Spartanburg, S.C.
• Indianapolis, Ind. • Tracy, Calif.
• Jeffersonville, Ind.

Jacksonville healthcare jobs that stay open affect entire organization

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

When Jacksonville healthcare jobs aren’t filled, the results can really affect the entire organization.

This is all according to a survey from CareerBuilder.

Forty-eight percent of nursing jobs and 39 percent of allied health jobs go unfilled for six weeks or longer, on average. Nursing jobs go unfilled for 12 weeks or longer at 20 percent of health care organizations.

So how do these vacancies affect the organization?

A majority of employers cited at least one negative effect of vacancies (59 percent), with the top effects being:

· Employee morale is lower because staff is overworked – 36 percent

· Patients get less attention – 20 percent

· Higher voluntary turnover – 11 percent

· More mistakes in administration of patient care – 10 percent

· Increased lawsuits – 4 percent

Forty-one percent say extended vacancies have not negatively impacted their health care organization.

What is the biggest obstacle to filling these positions?

A lack of experience led the most common responses:

· Applicants do not have any relevant experience – 47 percent

· Applicants have salary requirements that are too high – 42 percent

· Applicants have less than 3 years relevant experience – 40 percent

· Applicants don’t have the proper education or training – 39 percent

· Applicants have poor communication skills – 38 percent

· Work schedule/hours are not desirable – 38 percent

“The job market for health care positions continues to grow quickly in a sluggish economy, but filling key positions is far from easy. It takes proactive recruitment strategies focused on building pipelines and observing relevant workforce analytics,” said Jason Lovelace, president of CareerBuilder Healthcare. “Organizations are struggling to find a balance between bringing in new talent and hiring experienced industry veterans capable of stepping into stressful environments with little ramp-up time. It’s important, however, that health care leaders develop pathways for new graduates.”

Hiring managers citing lack of experience as a leading barrier said they shy away from hiring these professional because it negatively impacts patient care and is major factor in risk management. Three in ten employers noted that they lack the training resources to get inexperienced workers up to speed.

Technical jobs in Jacksonville grow

Monday, August 5th, 2013

As the latest jobs report is released, economists are speculating that technical jobs in Jacksonville are growing.

That’s according to the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nationwide, employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in July (+36,000). Within the industry, job growth continued in management of companies and enterprises (+7,000) and in management and technical consulting services (+7,000). Employment in temporary help services changed little over the month.

Manufacturing employment was essentially unchanged in July and has changed little, on net, over the past 12 months. Within the industry, employment in motor vehicles and parts rose by 9,000 in July.

Reportedly, employment increased by 162,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.4 percent, the BLS reported.

There were gains in retail trade, food services and drinking places, financial activities, and wholesale trade. Over the prior 12 months, nonfarm employment growth averaged 189,000 per month.

Retail trade added 47,000 jobs in July and has added 352,000 over the past 12 months. In July, job growth occurred in general merchandise stores (+9,000), motor vehicle and parts dealers (+6,000), building material and garden supply stores (+6,000), and health and personal care stores (+5,000).

Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places increased by 38,000 in July and by 381,000 over the year.

Financial activities employment increased by 15,000 in July, with a gain of 6,000 in securities, commodity contracts, and investments. Over the year, financial activities has added 120,000 jobs.

Employment increased in wholesale trade (+14,000) in July. Over the past 12 months, this industry has added 83,000 jobs.