Be Heard!

Are you a Tampa guru? Be heard and share your experiences by becoming an Contributor.

Get Connected!

Are you a local in the Tampa area? Join your community and Get Connected with others in your area.

Upcoming Events at Tampa

WingHouse Christmas Dress to Impress
Dec 18 | 11:00 AM | Thursday
at Ker's WingHouse
WingHouse Christmas Dress to Impress
Dec 18 | 11:00 AM | Thursday
at Ker's WingHouse
Dress to Impress Christmas Edition at Ker's Christmas
Dec 18 | 11:00 AM | Thursday
at Ker's WingHouse
Phantom of the Opera
Dec 18 | 2:00 PM | Thursday
South Florida Bulls vs. Seton Hall Pirates
Dec 18 | 7:00 PM | Thursday
at USF Sundome
Sermon on the Wall- Free event
Dec 19 | 6:30 PM | Friday
at Northwest Community Church
Sermon on the Wall
Dec 19 | 6:30 PM | Friday
at Northwest Community church

Tampa Reviews

Vymarie reviewed
Comments: Great service, Taylor ur the BEST!!!! Good people, great management. I Love sink or swim on Saturday!!!! ..
Overall Rating: 11111
kimberly reviewed
Comments: The service was horrible, and I do not recommend them! I was charged 3 different times to my credit card, and when I went back in the get it straightened ..
Overall Rating: 11111
Scott reviewed
Pros: Fast service, friendly staff and good food. Good option when craving some Cuban food in Tampa. ..
Cons: Breakfast seemed a little pricier than other options. ..
Comments: I have lived in Tampa for quite some time now and it took a while before I went to Pipo's. Now though, it is one of my go to ..
Overall Rating: 11111
Kamaljit reviewed
Comments: enjoy a relaxing evening of entertainment and dining. Love to come here ..
Overall Rating: 11111
The job market across the United States is starting to shape up. The October 2011 data showed a drop in the National unemployment rate from 9.1 to 9.0 and an increase of 80,000 jobs in the market. The hourly payroll saw a two consecutive month increase and the economy felt a drop in consumer price index for the month of October. The drop in CPI is mostly attributed to the decline in gasoline prices.

Florida experienced an even better improvement. The Florida unemployment dropped from 10.6 to 10.3 with a 1.3% YOY increase in total non-farm payrolls. Most of the increase in jobs came from the Information, Professional & Business Services and Government sectors.

Here in Tampa, we experienced a drop in Construction jobs and Manufacturing jobs but have gained in Trade & Transportation, Education, Information, Business Services and Government jobs.

The improved job market and outlook during the holiday season are providing confidence in consumer spending. Stores are already reporting that this year's Black Friday and Thanksgiving holiday weekend were record setting and that more people are shopping this year than last; double digit percentage gains in fact.

With more companies hiring in Tampa and more people spending money, the outlook is promising; however, international financial woes continue to create hurdles for the economy. The Euro zone is now focused on Italy and fears a Euro breakdown. Tampa's economy is still dependent on the global market and being the largest port in Florida, the region has even greater risk.

This risk; however, comes with opportunity. On November 20th, the Port of Tampa set a single day record for cruise passengers. It was reported that 12,623 passengers embarked and disembarked on three cruise ships, making it the single busiest day on record. Tampa is the eight largest cruise port in the nation. The port authority is projecting a record setting year of around 940,000 passengers.

The increase in cruise passengers bodes well for the businesses in Channelside and throughout Downtown Tampa and Ybor City. HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit) which operates the bus lines and TECO Line Streetcar reported a 5% YOY increase in ridership for October 2011 and a 12% increase for the entire 2011 year.

The outlook is shaping up and along with it, the job market in Tampa. A new restaurant, PDQ, opened its doors on October 30th after hiring 65 employees. The new restaurant concept plans to open up 4 other locations in the Tampa Bay area. Another local restaurant chain in the works is Burger 21. They recently announced expanding Burger 21 to the Orlando market.

These are restaurant and hospitality jobs, but what about technical and professional jobs? In 2011, there were 27 companies that committed to relocating to Tampa Bay, Savtira bringing 265 jobs to Ybor City is among them.

We have seen these up ticks in the job market before, but with a solid growing economy, we can certainly be optimistic about this one. Check out the job openings in Tampa and be sure to sign the Pledge to Support Local Businesses and help keep our hard earned money in the local Tampa Bay economy.


Post Comment

Related Posts in Tampa

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments and listings are property of their posters.
All the rest Copyright © 2014 by
All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy
Site Time : 2014-12-18 05:35:59