Gov. Scott Announces Florida Job Openings Continue To Increase

On February 14, 2013, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

More than 255,000 openings statewide; January online job vacancies increase more than 12 percent over the year

 Today, Governor Scott announced the number of available online job openings in Florida increased by 27,979 in January 2013. That is a 12 percent increase over the year, for a total of 255,749 openings (seasonally adjusted).

Governor Rick Scott said, “With more than 255,000 job openings available in our state, it’s clear the decisions we’re making are helping employers feel more confident about the future of their businesses. My Florida Families First Budget lives within our means while continuing our progress of job creation by providing a quality education for every Floridian, ensuring we have a talented workforce available for current and future employers and improving the state’s business climate to facilitate job creation. Ensuring that every Floridian who wants a job, gets a job remains my number one priority.”

Florida’s labor demand, measured by online advertised vacancies, bottomed out in April 2009 at 151,251 ads and has increased by 104,498 openings (+69.1 percent) since then.

According to the Help Wanted OnLine data series from The Conference Board, online job demand was strongest in the large metro cities, led by Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville. Among the cities with the most online ads, the highest percentage gain over the year in online ads was in Miami (+26.3 percent).

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

Top   Advertised Occupations for Florida-January 2013

Online Ads January 2013

Online Ads January

2012

Florida   Total Ads        

255,749

227,770

Registered   Nurses

17,171

13,965

Retail   Salespersons

     7,070

5,690

First-Line   Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers

7,025

7,110

Customer   Service Representatives

6,817

4,321

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

4,533

4,438

Truck   Drivers, Heavy and Tractor -Trailer

3,614

    3,253

Web   Developers

3,250

3,399

Computer Systems Analysts

3,148

3,366

Medical   and Health Services Managers

3,105

3,246

Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

3,050

2,651

Accountants

3,020

2,855

Sales Reps, Wholesale   & Mfg, Except Technical &   Scientific Products

2,991

2,620

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

2,840

4,275

Physical Therapists

2,799

3,578

Occupational Therapists

2,770

2,413

Computer Support Specialists

2,698

2,302

Sales Agents, Financial Services

2,528

2,410

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other

2,514

1,963

Insurance Sales Agents

2,400

2,280

Sales Managers

2,168

1,931

 

SOURCE: The Conference Board, Help Wanted OnLine, prepared by the Florida Department of Economic

Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics Center.

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.

 

 

 

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