Archive for September, 2014

Workers with Jacksonville jobs don’t want leadership roles

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Some workers with Jacksonville jobs aren’t aiming to get leadership roles, according to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.

Approximately one third (34 percent) of workers aspire to leadership positions, with only 7 percent aiming for senior or C-level management.

By an 11 percentage point margin, men (40 percent) are more likely than women (29 percent) to desire a leadership role. Additionally, African Americans (39 percent) and LGBT (44 percent) workers are more likely to aspire to a leadership role than the national average.

Thirty-two percent of workers with disabilities aspire to leadership positions, as well as 35 percent of Hispanics – both near the national average.

A majority (52 percent) say they are simply satisfied in their current roles, and a third (34 percent) don’t want to sacrifice work life balance. Seventeen percent say they do not have the necessary education.

A lack of female and minority executives has long been a criticism of corporate America, but to what extent do workers feel organizations hold these groups back? One in 5 workers (20 percent) feel his or her organization has a glass ceiling – an unseen barrier preventing women and minorities from reaching higher job levels.

The percentage increases to 24 percent and is even higher among females (33 percent), Hispanics (34 percent), African Americans (50 percent) and workers with disabilities (59 percent). The perception of a glass ceiling is not as prevalent among LGBT workers aspiring to leadership roles; 21 percent feel there is a barrier to leadership at their organization, slightly less than the national average.

Only 9 percent of nondiverse males think there is a glass ceiling for women and minorities at their organization.

Recreation and sports jobs in Jacksonville are in the spotlight

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Sports jobs in Jacksonville and other cities like Buffalo are quickly gaining in popularity, according to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.

The survey found that jobs in sports-related industries have increased by 12.6 percent between 2010 and 2014, while the overall national job market grew by 5.5 percent.

The average earnings in these combined sports-related industries ($78,455) are significantly higher than the national average ($57,947).

Sports jobs have a high multiplier effect, meaning they create more jobs in other occupations and industries.

For instance: 100 new jobs in Sports Teams and Clubs in Pittsburgh can lead to $46.2 million new earnings across the city and 422 additional jobs outside of the industry in areas such as construction, health care, sales, food preparation and maintenance.

Much of the growth in sports-related jobs has been on the business end, with the Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events growing by 30 percent between 2010 and 2014, followed by Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures, which grew by 17 percent.

Athletes and coaches aren’t the only occupations supported by the sports industry. From event planners and ushers to broadcast announcers and marketing professionals, several occupations have experienced double-digit employment growth post-recession in the above sports-related industries.

Atlanta, GA

2014 Sports Jobs – 7,363
Sport Job Growth – 29 percent
Change in Overall Jobs – 8 percent
Jobs that would be added in non-sports-related industries as a result of 100 new jobs being created in Sports Teams and Clubs – 187

Jacksonville, FL

2014 Sports Jobs – 2,872
Sport Job Growth – 38 percent
Change in Overall Jobs – 8 percent
Jobs that would be added in non-sports-related industries as a result of 100 new jobs being created in Sports Teams and Clubs – 444

Cincinnati, OH

2014 Sports Jobs – 3,196
Sport Job Growth – 22 percent
Change in Overall Jobs – 4 percent
Jobs that would be added in non-sports-related industries as a result of 100 new jobs being created in Sports Teams and Clubs – 539

Denver, CO

2014 Sports Jobs – 4,033
Sport Job Growth – 22 percent
Change in Overall Jobs – 10 percent
Jobs that would be added in non-sports-related industries as a result of 100 new jobs being created in Sports Teams and Clubs – 561