Archive for September, 2013

Big chain creates sales jobs in Jacksonville

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

A new holiday season means more jobs, and Walmart just announced it will be hiring 55,000 people for sales jobs in Jacksonville and other areas around the U.S.

The CEO made several statements about the new hires.

“The Christmas season is a busy time for everyone and we know that millions of customers are counting on Walmart to help with great deals, low prices and one-stop shopping convenience. We are determined to help customers and associates provide their families a memorable and affordable Christmas.”

“The holidays are a special time of year for many Americans. For some it’s about being with loved ones; for others it’s about giving their family a Christmas to remember,” Gisel Ruiz, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S. said.

“Our associates have always been the key to Walmart’s success, and that’s especially true during the holidays. We know our associates are going to deliver for our customers, so we are going to deliver for our associates. In addition to the traditional hiring of seasonal help, we are expanding opportunities for the people that already work for us,” Ruiz added.

Those Looking for Jacksonville Jobs Make These Errors

Monday, September 16th, 2013

When crafting their resume, some job seekers searching for Jacksonville jobs may make these common errors.

A recent CareerBuilder study polled several hiring managers to discover the most common and uncommon mistakes.

Examples include:

Resume was submitted from a person the company just fired

· Resume’s “Skills” section was spelled “Skelze”

· Resume listed the candidate’s objective as “To work for someone who is not an alcoholic with three DUI’s like my current employer”

· Resume included language typically seen in text messages (e.g., no capitalization and use of shortcuts like “u”)

· Resume consisted of one sentence: “Hire me, I’m awesome”

· Resume listed the candidate’s online video gaming experience leading warrior “clans,” suggesting this passed for leadership experience

· Resume included pictures of the candidate from baby photos to adulthood

· Resume was written in Klingon language from Star Trek

· Resume was a music video

· Resume didn’t include the candidate’s name

· On the job application, where it asks for your job title with a previous employer, the applicant wrote “Mr.”

· Resume included time spent in jail for assaulting a former boss
Other common mistakes include:

Resumes that have typos – 58 percent

· Resumes that are generic and don’t seem personalized for the position – 36 percent

· Resumes that don’t include a list of skills – 35 percent

· Resumes that copied a large amount of wording from the job posting – 32 percent

· Resumes that have inappropriate email address – 31 percent

· Resumes that don’t include exact dates of employment – 27 percent

So how long should a resume be?

About 66 percent of employers said a resume should be one page long. For seasoned workers, the majority of employers (77 percent) said a resume should be at least two pages.

Healthcare jobs in Jacksonville climb

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

The economy added jobs last month, and healthcare jobs in Jacksonville grew in numbers as well.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in August, job growth occurred in retail trade and healthcare, while employment in information declined. Employment continued to trend up in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, and wholesale trade.

Retail trade added 44,000 jobs in August and has added 393,000 jobs over the past 12 months. In August, job growth occurred in clothing stores (+14,000), food and beverage stores (+12,000), general merchandise stores (+9,000), and electronics and appliance stores (+4,000).

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up (+23,000). Over the past 12 months, this industry has added 614,000 jobs. Employment in temporary help services changed little in August.

Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in August (+21,000). Over the year, food services and drinking places has added 354,000 jobs.

Within manufacturing, employment in motor vehicles and parts rose by 19,000 in August, after declining by 10,000 in July. Auto manufacturers laid off more workers for model changeover in July than in recent years. The return of laid-off workers contributed to the increase in August. Over the past 12 months, auto manufacturers have added 34,000 jobs.

Employment in other major industries, including mining and logging, construction, transportation and warehousing, financial activities, and government, showed little or no change in August.

Employment increased by 169,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.3 percent. Employment rose in retail trade and health care but declined in information.

The number of unemployed persons, at 11.3 million, and the unemployment rate, at 7.3 percent, changed little in August. The jobless rate is down from 8.1 percent a year ago.