Archive for November, 2014

Marketing executive jobs in Jacksonville require a degree

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Some marketing executive jobs in Jacksonville and elsewhere in the U.S. require a degree. Careerbuilder has just released its hot jobs for 2015 list that features jobs that require a college degree and those that don’t.

Marketing executive, software developer, and registered nurse are among the top jobs that require a degree.

The list features occupations for which the number of jobs companies post each month significantly outpaces the number of people they’re actually able to hire – showing where companies are hungry for talent and how much the positions pay.

The analysis uses EMSI’s extensive labor market database, which pulls from over 90 national and state employment resources. CareerBuilder and EMSI looked at the average number of people hired per month in more than 700 occupations from January 2013 to August 2014 and compared that to the number of job postings for each occupation aggregated from online job sites for the same period.

“Job creation is gaining ground and job seekers are gaining leverage,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “For nearly 70 occupations in the U.S., the rate at which workers are being hired isn’t keeping up with the frequency and volume of open positions being advertised. By drawing attention to talent deficits, our list underscores opportunities in everything from technology and health care to sales and transportation for job seekers looking to make a change.”

People with Jacksonville jobs may not require a degree

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

College grads who hold certain types of Jacksonville jobs may not have a job that requires a degree, according to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.

About half (51 percent) of that group are in jobs that don’t require a degree, according to the survey. This includes 45 percent of 4-year degree graduates and 57 percent of associate degree graduates.

Employment status of 2014 college graduates

In full-time, permanent positions: 36 percent (49 percent, 4-year; 25 percent, associate)
In part-time, permanent positions: 17 percent (15 percent, 4-year; 18 percent, associate)
In temporary or contract positions: 12 percent (10 percent, 4-year; 15 percent, associate)
In an internship: 4 percent (5 percent, 4-year; 3 percent associate)
Not working: 31 percent (22 percent, 4-year; 39 percent associate)

Continuing education is a factor for many graduates regardless of their current employment status; two-thirds (61 percent) are already pursuing an advanced degree or plan to do so in the next year – 66 percent of associate degree earners and 56 percent of 4-year degree completers.

Of those not currently working, 47 percent say they are pursuing an advanced degree, and 19 percent say they plan to in the next year.
Of those currently working, 43 percent say they are pursuing an advanced degree, and 17 percent say they plan to in the next year.
Of those graduates who say their current job doesn’t require a college degree, 36 percent say they are currently pursuing an advanced degree, and 22 percent say they plan to in the next year.

Healthcare jobs in Jacksonville grow

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

The number of healthcare jobs in Jacksonville are climbing, according to recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Overall, payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent.

Professional and business services added 81,000 jobs in September, compared with an average gain of 56,000 per month over the prior 12 months.

In September, job gains occurred in employment services (+34,000), management and technical consulting services (+12,000), and architectural and engineering services (+6,000). Employment in legal services declined by 5,000 over the month.

Employment in retail trade rose by 35,000 in September. Food and beverage stores added 20,000 jobs, largely reflecting the return of workers who had been off payrolls in August due to employment disruptions at a grocery store chain in New England.

Employment in retail trade has increased by 264,000 over the past 12 months.

Health care added 23,000 jobs in September, in line with the prior 12-month average gain of 20,000 jobs per month. In September, employment rose in home health care services (+7,000) and hospitals (+6,000).

Employment in information increased by 12,000 in September, with a gain of 5,000 in telecommunications. Over the year, employment in information has shown little net change.

Construction employment continued on an upward trend (+16,000). Within the industry, employment in residential building increased by 6,000. Over the year, construction has added 230,000 jobs.

Employment in financial activities continued to trend up in September (+12,000) and has added 89,000 jobs over the year.

In September, job growth occurred in insurance carriers and related activities (+6,000) and in securities, commodity contracts, and investments (+5,000).