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Top trends in Tampa Hiring

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area – October 2016

Top trends in Tampa Hiring

Tampa Job Trends

Monster Intelligence dug into who’s hiring and for what in Tampa these days. If you’re recruiting in this area, you’ll want to know what we found.

The Tampa area has a diverse and robust economy with substantial opportunities for business and professional growth.  Home to several Fortune 500 companies, Tampa is largely influenced by the tourism industry and is a leader in medical and high technology research.  The biggest drivers of job growth are the Tampa metro area’s professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, retail trade, and healthcare industries. The area has created 38,200 new jobs over the past 12-months; the unemployment rate was 4.6% in August 2016 which was 0.3 percentage points below the national rate of 4.9%.

By August 2016, about 1.5 million workers were employed in the Tampa area, and the market accounts for 6% of all jobs posted on Monster in the South Atlantic region. To give you some insight into what your recruiting competitors are up to, our Monster Intelligence team analyzed data from the CEB TalentNeuron™ tool to identify which companies are posting the most jobs, and which jobs are most listed, and which jobs are most searched. Supporting Tampa’s diverse economy some of the positions most in-demand include truck drivers, registered nurses, and retail workers

What are companies hiring for?

Most Common Employment in Tampa:

  • Retail Salespersons
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Food Preparation and Serving Workers
  • Cashiers
  • Waiters and Waitresses

Most In-Demand Jobs in Tampa:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-trailer
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Retail Supervisors

Tampa Jobs:

  • 41% of available Tampa area jobs are for Healthcare, Sales, and  Technology workers
  • Of all open healthcare positions, 44% of available Healthcare jobs are for Nurses
  • Of all open sales positions, 32% of available Sales jobs are for Retail
  • Of all open technology positions, 18% of available Technology jobs are for Software Developers

Most Common Tampa Jobs Include:

Registered Nurses
# employed: 25,520
Annual wage: $65,300

Customer Service Representatives
# employed: 42,650
Annual wage: $31,510

Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-trailer
# employed: 11,100
Annual wage: $36,370

Retail Salespersons
# employed: 45,100
Annual wage: $25,310

What are job seekers looking for?

Most viewed Tampa jobs:

  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
  • Receptionists and Information Clerks
  • Miscellaneous Managers (e.g., General Managers, etc.)

Top Tampa job searches:

  • Sales
  • Part Time
  • Customer Service
  • Receptionist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounting
  • Work from Home
  • Manager
  • Human Resources
  • Medical Assistant

Want to know more about the top trends in Tampa hiring? Check out the Tampa Market Overview from Monster Intelligence.

Data finding are based on analysis of all available online jobs reported by the TalentNeuron tool and Monster job seeking activity from more than 22 million unique visitors1.

1comScore Media Metrix, 1Q 2016, 3-month average, (includes all US Mobile + PC traffic)