Friday, March 26, 2010

Good News on the Unemployment Front!

Can the unemployment rate get any worse? Apparently, it is possible. Released today, the state labor officials say that Florida’s unemployment rate has continued to grow with January increasing by 0.2% and February an additional 3% went unemployed. Florida’s unemployment rate stands at 12.2%, which remains higher than the national average of 9.7%. Is there an end in sight? Labor officials say the future of the jobless generation will continue to grow well into the future.

There is some hope for Floridians, despite the drab forecasts. Companies are beginning to spend money, which is allowing them to start hiring again.

This past Thursday, ZMG Construction hosted a job fair for construction workers needed to build Encore, a commercial and residential space in the downtown Tampa area. The development project expects to hire 4,100 people with all different types of construction experience.

Here’s some exciting news--there are more opportunities for jobs on the way in the Tampa Bay area! On Monday, March 29 Aldi, a chain of grocery stores, will be opening about 10 new stores and will be looking to hire about 10-15 people per store. Aldi’s job fair will be held at the Holiday Inn on Ulmerton Road in Clearwater, Florida.

Job seekers – if you are on a mission to find a job, remember to prepare a great resume and dress professionally for all job fairs and interviews that you attend. Check your local news stations for other job fairs and companies hiring on a daily basis, since they are often a great source of information.

Links to the websites to the companies I mentioned above. Don’t forget to do some research on the company and then call to introduce yourself to see if there are positions still available for ZMG Construction and if Aldi requires anything specific for their Monday job fair.

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