Florida Employment Report | July 2020

Florida continues to see improvement on the job front over the summer. Florida lost 1,178,100 jobs from February to April 2020 and has since gained back almost half of the jobs lost, +572,200 jobs. On a month-to-month basis, payrolls increased by 101,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate increased 1,000 basis points to 11.3%. The[…]

Jacksonville ranks #1 for large cities

Axios recently published an article ranking the top 5 Counties for attracting job talent based on population. Duval County, Florida (Jacksonville) ranked number 1! The article notes that Jacksonville’s job growth has been bolstered by the introduction of Amazon and Wayfair distribution centers. Read the full article here! 

Acting Fast to Slow Machinist Turnover

A.R.E. Manufacturing Inc. is a family-owned contract machine shop located in Newberg, Oregon. What started out of a garage as a two-person business has grown into an established company with nearly 50 employees that specializes in the manufacture of machined components using high precision CNC equipment: vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers with pallet systems[…]

In the Near Future There Will be a Distillery on Every Corner

One of the fun things I discovered looking through the jobs data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week was that during a generally impressive stretch for manufacturing employment growth, the “breweries, wineries and distilleries” sector was among the industries leading the way. Over the past seven years, the breweries, wineries and distilleries[…]

U.S. Economy Positioned to Perform Well in 2018

There is renewed confidence in the economy, higher levels of real discretionary income are anticipated, and stronger global growth is expected to support U.S. economic expansion. For the fourth quarter, job gains averaged 204,000 per month. For all of 2017, U.S. firms created nearly 2.1 million new jobs. In addition, tax reform should bolster the[…]

Trucking Firms Facing Recruitment Problems Ahead of Holidays

Freight companies are facing competition from within their industry as well as from construction and energy firms for drivers Trucking companies are worried about finding enough drivers now that the freight market is recovering. Shipping demand is strengthening after a roughly two-year slump, as manufacturing activity expands and retailers stock up in advance of the[…]

For Holiday Hires, It’s Already Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

With unemployment low and e-commerce orders rising, retailers and logistics companies are starting early to recruit seasonal workers Shoppers like to complain that holiday decorations appear earlier and earlier. This year, so are the job ads. The holiday hiring binge is accelerating for retailers such as Target Corp. TGT -0.96%and Macy’s Inc., M -0.72% which hire thousands of workers to process surging online orders. E-commerce sites double[…]

Best Cities for Job Seekers 2017

Top 25 Best Cities for Job Seekers by Indeed The career site reviewed 50 MSAs in the U.S. with the most job postings, and evaluated based on: work/life balance, salary compared to cost of living, job postings (weighted to interest) and job security/advancement. Miami took the top spot with three other cities in Florida, Orlando[…]

Manufacturing Adds 17K Jobs In December; Warehousing Up 1,600

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its December employment report on Friday, showing that total nonfarm employment increased by 156,000 while the national unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a point to 4.7 percent from November as the labor force grew. Factory jobs jumped by 17,000 during December, following a loss of 4,000 in[…]