Who is Hiring in Tampa?  Lots of companies, and it changes day to day.  What we're going to focus on in this article is the industry side of things, the big pictures of just which industries are booming and which will have the best chance of providing workers with jobs in Tampa.

Over the past year, the Tampa Bay area has seen its unemployment rate slowly, but steadily improve.  The unemployment rate dropped from more than 11% down to just below 9% by the end of the year.  This means, even if slightly, industries across the board are ramping up their hiring efforts across the Tampa Bay area.

According to eFlorida.com, the current top industries for jobs in Tampa include (in order) trade, transportation, and utilities accounting for 19.5% of the job force; professional and business services at 18.1%; education and health services at 14.6%; and leisure and hospitality at 10.3%.

When it comes to private sector jobs in Tampa, there are a number of area employers who lead the pack.  JPMorgan Chase in the financial services industry takes the top spot with 4,733 employees, followed by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute with 3,218 employees, Citi bank with 2,900 employees, and PricewaterhouseCoopers with 2,200 employees.

So, what does this all mean?  Well, if you have expertise in fields like management, accounting, or sales that are transferable across multiples industries, you might want to look into these top Tampa job industries for work.

Those looking for jobs in Tampa should also take advantage of our Jobs & Career Section which displays hundreds of open jobs in Tampa, tips for looking the best you can for potential employers, and much more.