Archive for June, 2016

Job site helps youth find Jacksonville jobs

Monday, June 6th, 2016

A new job site is helping youth find Jacksonville jobs, among other locations.

GetMyFuture.org is a mobile-friendly web application that helps youth plan their careers, explore education and training options, and search and apply for jobs. The app is one of many resources found at CareerOneStop, a website to help people plan and achieve their career, education, and employment goals.

Developed with input from young adults and program providers, GetMyFuture.org includes career interest assessments, interactive informational videos, job search engines, and tips and best practices. The app also connects young people to in-person career services and resources to overcome the challenges of addiction; homelessness; criminal conviction; or a lack of financial, family or community support.

“As part of the Obama administration’s sustained efforts to break down barriers and expand opportunities for young people, GetMyFuture.org places job resources and workforce services at their fingertips,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Portia Wu. “These tools allow young people to harness the power of technology to access information to jumpstart their careers and improve their lives.”

The GetMyFuture app enhances the existing CareerOneStop site, which receives more than two million visits each month, by increasing accessibility to disconnected young people and providing new customized content for those seeking career services.

The app launch is part of the first-ever White House foster care and technology hackathon. This two-day event during National Foster Care Month brings together child welfare leaders, non-profit organizations, philanthropic organizations, foster care families, as well as engineers, technologists, and other leaders from the technology sector. During the hackathon, participants will discuss ways to use technology and apply best practices to improve the foster care system.

These efforts align closely with one of the key life milestones in President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative that seeks to close opportunity gaps faced by too many young people – often boys and young men of color. The department created GetMyFuture.org to help young people get the tools and opportunities they need to enter the workforce successfully.

Marketing jobs in Jacksonville climb

Monday, June 6th, 2016

The number of marketing jobs in Jacksonville are climbing, according to a recent Careerbuilder study.

The following industries are among those that are projected to add at least 10,000 jobs and experience at least 15 percent growth in employment over the next five years:

Industry 2016 Jobs 2021 Jobs Job Added 2016 – 2021 2016 – 2021 % Change
Electronic Shopping 245,403 324,322 78,919 32%
Translation and Interpretation Services 38,162 48,709 10,547 28%
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists 374,154 466,371 92,217 25%
Home Health Care Services 1,466,964 1,795,388 348,424 24%
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 474,886 587,787 112,901 24%
Telemarketing Bureaus and Other Contact Centers 484,941 582,153 97,212 20%
Marketing Consulting Services 293,431 350,922 57,491 20%
Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations 63,303 75,136 11,833 19%
Computer System Design Services 983,426 1,167,108 183,682 19%
Nail Salons 144,707 171,694 26,987 19%
Portfolio Management 221,212 261,952 40,740 18%
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Facilities 116,232 137,277 21,045 18%
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 99,478 117,385 17,907 18%
Employment Placement Agencies 275,985 325,268 49,283 18%
Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services 643,500 757,246 113,746 18%
Grantmaking Foundations 63,296 74,287 10,991 17%
Ambulance Services 184,538 216,580 32,042 17%
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1,490,374 1,740,549 250,175 17%
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals 202,185 233,827 31,669 16%
Sports and Recreation Instruction 173,326 199,634 26,238 15%