More than 273,000 online job vacancies across Florida in August 2014

Today, Governor Rick Scott and The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the number of online job openings in Florida increased in August 2014 compared to the previous August by 11,318, or 4.3 percent, for a total of 273,281 openings (seasonally adjusted), according to data released by Help Wanted Online. Job postings in Florida also increased over the month compared to July 2014 by 11,899 openings or 4.6 percent.

Governor Scott said, “Another growing month for job demand in Florida is great news for Florida families, and these 273,000 job openings mean even more Floridians will have an opportunity to get a job and support their family. With more than 620,000 private sector jobs created since December 2010, it is clear that our job creation efforts are working.”

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “August was another strong month for job demand in Florida – just one of many indicators showing the positive turnaround in Florida’s economy over the last few years. Job demand is growing and Florida families are getting back to work.”

Florida’s online job ads have increased by 120,497 openings, or 78.9 percent, since April 2009, when the number was the lowest, with 152,784 openings. Florida was also noted as having the largest gain in online job demand over the month among large states in the South.

According to the Help Wanted OnLine data series, online job demand was highest in the large metro cities, led by Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Ft. Lauderdale. Among cities with the most openings, the highest percentage gain over the year was West Palm Beach with 23.7 percent growth.

Major occupational groups with the most online ads in August were sales and related occupations, office and administrative support occupations, healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, and management occupations.

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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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