Archive for December, 2017

Do you need a degree for Jacksonville driver jobs?

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Some of the best jobs you may not need a degree for, and that includes jobs for Jacksonville driver jobs.

Careerbuilder came up with a list of the hottest in-demand jobs for 2018 that do not require a college degree, comprised of occupations where the number of job postings each month outpace the number of people they actually hire. The list includes other data points, such as job growth and salary.

Among occupations that do not typically require a college education and have the largest gap between job openings and hires are the following:


Average Monthly Unique Job Postings

Average Monthly Hires

Gap Between Postings and Hires

Job Growth 2012-2017

Total Employment in 2017

Median Hourly Earnings

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers







First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers







Food Service Managers







Insurance Sales Agents







Do bad hires affect Jacksonville jobs?

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Bad hires may be affecting the state of Jacksonville jobs.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies lost an average of $14,900 on every bad hire in the last year, and it’s a common mistake — nearly three in four employers (74 percent) say they’ve hired the wrong person for a position.

When asked how a bad hire affected their business in the last year, employers cited less productivity (37 percent), lost time to recruit and train another worker (32 percent) and compromised quality of work (31 percent).
How do you know if you’ve hired the wrong person? When asked what made them think they had made the wrong decision, employers who have made a bad hire said:

  • While the candidate didn’t have all the needed skills, thought they could learn quickly: 35 percent
  • Candidate lied about his/her qualifications: 33 percent
  • Took a chance on a nice person: 32 percent
  • Pressured to fill the role quickly: 30 percent
  • Had a hard time finding qualified candidates: 29 percent
  • Focused on skills and not attitude: 29 percent
  • Ignored some of the warning signs: 25 percent
  • Lacked adequate tools to find the right person: 10 percent
  • Didn’t do a complete background check: 10 percent
  • Didn’t work close enough with HR: 7 percent

Two in three workers (66 percent) say they have accepted a job and later realized it was a bad fit, and while half of these workers (50 percent) have quit within six months, more than a third (37 percent) have stuck it out. Workers who said they had taken a job only to realize it’s a bad fit said they noticed their mistake based on toxic work culture (46 percent), boss’ management style (40 percent), job didn’t match what was described in the job listing and interviews (37 percent), and a lack of clear expectations around the role (33 percent).

Retailer hires for Jacksonville seasonal jobs

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Michael’s is hiring this holiday season for Jacksonville seasonal jobs.

The company will hire more than 15,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. and Canadian stores and distribution centers this holiday season.

Last year, more than 50% of seasonal positions transitioned to regular roles after the holidays.

“At Michaels, we believe anyone can make something great, including decisions around where they choose to work. As Michaels Team Members, we work hard and have fun as we help customers turn their inspiration and creativity into reality,” said Bryan Venberg, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Stores. “During the busy holiday season this is even more important, and we’re excited to hire more than 15,000 seasonal Team Members this year to support our customers as they make their holiday projects come to life.”

According to their website, seasonal Michaels Team Members receive competitive wages, flexible schedules and a 30% discount in a creative atmosphere that makes working fun. Being on Michaels store team is “an experience filled with hard work, creativity and teamwork. Each Team Member helps customers create something amazing – no small task. Seasonal positions are being offered in the 1,366 stores across 49 states in the U.S. and Canada.”