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Central Florida Jobs Survey: Record Number In One Key Sector & Continued Strong Growth Through Q4 2016

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2016 Central Florida Jobs Survery

 

March 29, 2016 – Orlando, FL – The total number of jobs in Central Florida’s Professional and Business Services sector has hit a record milestone, and the forecast for all sectors through the rest of 2016 is for strong, continued growth, according to a report out today from OrlandoJobs.com. 

“Is the record hiring in Central Florida in 2016 going to continue? Yes!” projects Roger Lear, President and co-founder of OrlandoJobs.com, and author of the survey. 

Here are the key findings from the 2016 Central Florida Employment Outlook Survey: 

  • Combined, this survey found more than 11,231 jobs currently open at the 139 surveyed companies. In addition, more than 27,000 jobs are forecasted to open in the remaining three quarters of 2016.
  • The total number of Professional/Business Service jobs in the Orlando MSA topped 200,000 for the first time ever.
  • 42% of surveyed companies indicated that hiring would be better in 2016 when compared to 2015, which was a huge growth year ending with Orlando leading the nation for MSAs with over one million jobs.
  • 97% of companies plan on hiring at least one person in 2016 and 12% plan on hiring 200 or more employees. Additionally, 89% of companies currently have open jobs.
  • Employers experienced many hiring challenges in 2015, and, for the eighth straight year, the number one problem is the overwhelming number of unqualified candidates applying to open positions.  

“Surpassing the record 200,000 professional and business services jobs is huge, considering that for years Central Florida has been watching the hospitality and leisure sector grow while professional jobs stayed stagnant,” states Lear. “These jobs are typically higher paying, and thus sustain the growth of the local economy.”

Lear also points to positive signs of a pre-recession level of 4.4% unemployment, a stabilized housing market and fantastic investments in business and education.  “OrlandoJobs.com sees the Central Florida area continuing to grow in 2016 with fantastic companies hiring great talent.”

The results of the survey are based on phone interviews with 139 Central Florida employers that together represent 213,235 employees.


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Contact: Roger Lear
@rogerlear1 (407) 645-4224 x2102
roger@orlandojobs.com 


OrlandoJobs.com, part of the Great Job Spot Network, is the powerful, pre-eminent career platform in Central Florida, and the only digital job board optimized for mobile, on-the-go usage by jobseekers. With more than 100,000 visitors per month, and over 2,400 employers, there is no better place to find a job. The site was founded in 2005 by Roger Lear and Scott Kotroba, and is the official employment website of the Great Orlando Society of Human Resources

(www.GoSHRM.com). OrlandoJobs.com’s sister company, the GreatInsuranceJobs.com Network, is the leading insurance employment network in the nation. The OrlandoJobs.com and Great Job Spot Network proudly partner with and power the career centers on OrlandoWeekly.com, GOSHRM and WKMG Local 6 ClickOrlando.com.

 

 


 
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(Updated April 16, 2015)

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2013 Employment Outlook for Central Florida -
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2012 Employment Outlook for Central Florida -
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2011 Employment Outlook for Central Florida -
(Updated February 11, 2011)
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2010 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
Updated February 28, 2010
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2009 3rd and 4th Quarter Employment Outlook for Central Florida
(2010 Outlook)
Updated September 3, 2009
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OrlandoJobs.com surveyed 174 Central Florida companies between June 8 and July 14, 2009. Direct phone interviews were conducted with senior human resource management and business owners in these companies, which covered more than 19 different sectors. Combined, the survey participants employ 100,574 workers in Central Florida. This report on their outlook for Q3/Q4 is a follow-up to the 2009 Employment Outlook white paper released by OrlandoJobs.com on 2/28/09. The aim with this paper, as with the first, is to get to the real pulse of this historic employment marketplace for Central Florida.

2009 Hiring Projections for Central Florida- White Paper
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OrlandoJobs.com surveyed 277 Central Florida Companies between January 14th and January 30th. Direct phone interviews were conducted with Senior Human Resources Management and Business Owners in companies from a mix of industries. These companies' combine to employ 86,399 Central Florida based employees. This report will serve to give some insight to who is currently hiring, the type of jobs that are open and the forecast for hiring for 2009. All participants were also asked questions about the recruiting challenges they face in 2009. Job seekers, pay special attention to Page 12. It will give you some great tips on how to find a job in the hidden job market.

 

Contact Information:

Please direct all inquiries to:

Roger Lear
President
OrlandoJobs.com
43 East Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32801
407-645-4224
Roger@OrlandoJobs.com

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OrlandoJobs.com, part of the Great Job Spot Network, is the powerful, pre-eminent career platform in Central Florida, and the only digital job board optimized for mobile, on-the-go usage by jobseekers. With more than 200,000 visitors per month, and 2,400 employers, there is no better place to find a job. The site was founded in 2005 by Roger Lear and Scott Kotroba, and is the official employment website of the Great Orlando Society of Human Resource Association (GOSHRM.com). OrlandoJobs.com’s sister company, the GreatInsuranceJobs.com Network, is the leading insurance employment network in the nation. The OrlandoJobs.com and Great Job Spot Network proudly partner and power the career centers on OrlandoWeekly.com, GOSHRM.org and WKMG Local 6 ClickOrlando.com.