Job Report

 

Central Florida Employment Survey Shows 2018 Will Have Record Hiring and Job Openings

Employers Share How They Will Recruit in Tightest Labor Market Ever


DOWNLOAD HERE: 2018 Central Florida Employment Outlook (Free)

 

 

Orlando 2018 Job Report


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

May 7, 2018 – Orlando, FL – The 10th Annual OrlandoJobs.com Employment Survey, in which phone interviews were conducted of 67 companies representing 17 sectors and 167,000 employees in Orlando, finds record hiring across all employment sectors. Central Florida has more workers today (1.29 million) and jobs than ever before. In this survey, it breaks down where the jobs are, who is hiring and employers share what they are doing to recruit qualified workers in a very talent short marketplace.

Central Florida is ranked seventh in the nation for job growth. While many believe it is due to our record-breaking hospitality industry (over 260,000 workers), this is not the real story. Our professional services industry (known for higher paying jobs) added over 13,000 jobs in 2017. This is not slowing down. Other sectors making huge leaps are construction, education, and technology.

“We have jobs everywhere you look in the Orlando region” states Roger Lear, author of the survey and President/CEO of OrlandoJobs.com. “It’s tough to find talent without a huge cost. What is interesting is employers did mention some additional resources they are using like being aided by many people moving to the area each day as well as over 100,000 potential candidates in evacuees from Puerto Rico hurricane. This is helping but still nowhere enough skilled people for all the jobs that are open.”

Additional key findings from the 2018 Central Florida Employment Outlook Survey:

  • A total of 9,432 jobs currently open within the 67 surveyed companies, with another 16,876 jobs predicted to open in the last three quarters of 2018.
  • 52% of surveyed companies indicate that hiring will be better this year than last.
  • 94% of companies plan on hiring at least one person in 2018.
  • 88% of companies currently have open jobs.
  • 35% of companies surveyed will be hiring 50 or more employees in 2018.
  • Surveyed employers need multiple recruiting resources to find talent.
  • Social media recruiting is high on most employers to do list but very few have a formal
    strategy.
  • Top industries hiring in Central Florida are healthcare, skill trades, hospitality, technology,
    construction and education.

“Healthcare, trades, construction, education, and hospitality all need to hire more workers than ever before and just can’t find this talent fast enough” cautions Lear. “In Central Florida, the cost for this war for talent will be won by employers who can adapt their recruiting strategies to multiple recruiting resources with a very clear message of why anyone would work for their company.”

This report asks employers what changes they have made in their recruiting strategies for 2018. For employers reading this report, this information is invaluable as it gives them insight into what their competitors are doing to recruit great talent. For job seekers, this report has the insight to drive home the point that employers are looking for all types of skill sets and your application has to be a close match.

 

2018 Job Report Button

 


# # #

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

 

2017 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
(Updated March 27, 2017)

DOWNLOAD FREE WHITEPAPER NOW
Projection: Central Florida will experience record hiring

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

DOWNLOAD FREE WHITEPAPER NOW
Projection: Central Florida will experience record hiring

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

DOWNLOAD FREE WHITEPAPER NOW
Projection: 2015 Will Be the Best Hiring Year Ever

2014 Employment Outlook for Central Florida-
(Updated April 1, 2014)
DOWNLOAD FREE WHITEPAPER NOW
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)
DOWNLOAD FREE WHITEPAPER NOW
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)
DOWNLOAD FREE WHITEPAPER NOW
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)
DOWNLOAD FREE WHITEPAPER NOW
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
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE
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
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE
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
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE
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

Twitter.com/OrlandoCareers
Facebook.com/OrlandoJobs

 

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.