One of the brightest signs in Tampa’s economy is the continued growth in call center jobs in 2013. Traditionally, Tampa has been a southeast hub of call centers for large companies including Disney, UPS, Home Depot and United Health Care. A strong communications infrastructure, excellent weather, low taxes and a strong supply of great, customer-service minded talent make Tampa the perfect choice to host a company’s call center.
Without a doubt, the last several years have been a hiring manager's market. An open position could easily command 100 or more qualified applicants and competition for available work was fierce. Employers had certain luxuries and a substantial advantage over those seeking work. Companies could seemingly command highly qualified, or even over-qualified employees at lower wages than in past times. They had their choice among a large pool of potential employees -- applicants eager to find a job and willing to work for less compensation. The best employment agencies Tampa Fl had to offer were flooded with shining resumes.
The Agency for Workforce Innovation released their unemployment figures for Florida and the Tampa Bay Area posted the best figures seen in 18 months. The percentage of unemployed is down nearly a point from a year ago.
According to a CNNMoney analysis of a Labor Department report, Temporary Help has “recovered the most lost jobs.” Many economists say the growth of Temporary Help is a good sign for everyone since this usually forecasts growth in permanent positions.
Sales jobs lead the top four types of positions open in Tampa. According to data compiled by the Hiregy team from a variety of local job boards, Tampa employers are adding more sales-related jobs than any other category. This is good news and an indicator of improving confidence in the future growth of our local economy.