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Job Openings Increase Sharply in Florida

Oct 17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2012

CONTACT: DEO Communications, (850) 617-5600, media@deo.myflorida.com

 

JOB OPENINGS INCREASE SHARPLY IN FLORIDA

More than 268,000 job openings in September 2012; an increase of 15 percent over the year

 

TALLAHASSEE— The number of available online job openings in Florida increased sharply in September 2012 compared to the previous September by 35,277 (+15.1 percent), for a total of 268,575 openings (seasonally adjusted). Additionally, the number of September 2012 job postings was an increase of more than 4,300 over August 2012.

 

“This increase shows that more employers are seeing positive improvements in their business, are eager to expand, and need the skilled and talented workforce that Florida can provide them,” said Governor Rick Scott.

 

According to the Help Wanted OnLine data series from The Conference Board, online job demand was strongest in the large metro cities, led by Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville. Among the cities with the most online ads, the highest percentage gain over-the-year in online ads was in Ft. Myers and Lakeland (each +9.0 percent) followed by Ocala (+6.7 percent).

 

Major occupational groups with the most online ads in September 2012 were sales and related occupations; healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; office and administrative support occupations; and computer and mathematical occupations.

 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts. This new approach helps expedite economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.floridajobs.org.

 

 

Top Advertised Occupations for Florida-September 2012

Online Ads September 2012

Online Ads September

2011

Florida Total Ads        

268,575

233,298

Registered Nurses

16,166

14,924

Retail Salespersons                                                                                                                                   

9,908

7,925

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers

8,797

6,243

Customer Service Representatives

6,603

6,877

Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

5,056

3,922

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

4,763

3,680

Web Developers

4,332

3,844

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific

4,149

4,079

Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

4,097

3,736

Computer Systems Analysts

3,959

3,966

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers

3,821

2,835

Occupational Therapists                                                                                                                          

3,796

3,869

Physical Therapists

3,676

4,592

Medical and Health Services Managers

3,466

3,131

Telemarketers

3,430

3,025

Computer Support Specialists

3,387

2,808

Insurance Sales Agents

3,220

2,838

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other

3,012

2,561

Accountants

2,970

2,556

Sales Agents, Financial Services

2,711

2,572

SOURCE: The Conference Board, Help Wanted OnLine, prepared by the Florida Department of Economic   Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics Center.

 

 

View Top Advertised Occupations for Florida-September 2012 table as a PDF.

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