Job Report


Orlando Job Growth “Vibrant” with Standouts in Professional Services & Construction Sectors

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Orlando Job Report - 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

March 27, 2017 – Orlando, FL – The 9th Annual OrlandoJobs.com Employment Survey, in which phone interviews were conducted of 135 companies representing 19 sectors and 227,000 employees, finds good news in hiring across all employment sectors. In particular, the professional services sector and the construction industry hit or neared milestones that bode well for the region.


The professional services jobs sector hit an all-time high, growing to more than 210,000 workers, a direct result of our region’s commitment to attracting and retaining employers with higher paying jobs. Construction gained 8,000 jobs last year in the Orlando MSA for a total gain of 71,000 jobs. This industry is finally reaching near pre-recession levels, and if the trend continues will hit that milestone next year. 


“The Central Florida Employment Outlook is great!” states Roger Lear, author of the survey and President/CEO of OrlandoJobs.com. “Orlando is a vibrant city, and with the predicted 24,000 jobs employers predicted adding in 2017, we are truly on the brink of showing the world we are leaders in technology, healthcare, medical/military simulation and health sciences, along with our world-renowned reputation as the best in tourism and hospitality.”


Additional key findings from the 2017 Central Florida Employment Outlook Survey:

  • A total of 13,323 jobs currently open within the 135 surveyed companies, with another 24,300 jobs predicted to open in the last three quarters of 2017
  • 39% of surveyed companies indicate that hiring will be better this year than last
  • 96% of companies plan on hiring at least one person in 2017
  • 83% of companies currently have open jobs
  • 32% of companies surveyed will be hiring 50 or more employees in 2017
  • Top industries hiring in Central Florida are healthcare, skill trades, technology, sales, construction and education


“The positives of our growth do not come without some challenges, however,” cautions Lear. “These survey results show Orlando has a shortage of workers in fields that are key to the region’s continued success, including healthcare, technology, skilled trades, bus drivers, housekeepers and customer service professionals.”


Additionally, frustration on the part of job seekers who don’t get officially turned down after sending an application is growing. “The number one complaint we hear from job seekers is that they never hear back from an employer after they apply to an open position, and so we included a survey question about the job seeker experience.” 


Companies shared their best practices for communicating with applicants, all of which are listed on page 10 of the survey report. The bottom line, according to Lear, is that employers must realize that their applicant pool is important group: “If you can reach out and update them on their status, this will go a very long way in establishing your employer brand and set yourself apart from many companies.”

 

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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 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.

 

 


 
Previous OrlandoJobs.com White Papers


2016 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
(Updated March 27, 2016)

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Projection: Central Florida will experience record hiring

2015 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
(Updated April 16, 2015)

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Projection: 2015 Will Be the Best Hiring Year Ever

2014 Employment Outlook for Central Florida-
(Updated April 1, 2014)
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MORE THAN 11,500 OPEN JOBS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
And 17,000 More Projected for 2013

2013 Employment Outlook for Central Florida -
(Updated February 15, 2013)
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MORE THAN 8,000 OPEN JOBS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
And 19,300 More Projected For 2012

2012 Employment Outlook for Central Florida -
(Updated February 15, 2012)
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MORE THAN 11,500 OPEN JOBS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
And 16,000 More Projected For 2012

2011 Employment Outlook for Central Florida -
(Updated February 11, 2011)
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OrlandoJobs.com Survey Finds 10,000 Available Jobs in Central Florida
Another 10,000 Jobs Projected by Companies for 2011 Hiring

2010 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
Updated February 28, 2010
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The unemployment rate for January 2010 in Central Florida, at 11.9%, is the highest unemployment in the Orlando MSA since June 1975. OrlandoJobs.com surveyed 112 Central Florida companies to gauge the 2010 employment outlook. Direct phone interviews were conducted with senior human resource management and business owners in these companies. Combined, the survey participants employ 118,995 workers in Central Florida.

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.