Online Job Demand Rises in Florida, But Decreases Slightly in Local Area

By: Workforce Plus Release
By: Workforce Plus Release

Tallahassee, Florida —

Employers looking to connect with experienced job applicants are invited to list their positions with WORKFORCE plus. With access to over 40,000 locally registered job seekers, finding the right employee can be simple.

“Having access to real-time data is paramount to connecting local jobseekers to employers that are hiring,” stated Kimberly A. Moore, Chief Executive Officer of WORKFORCE plus, We are committed to providing information and tools to support the continued awareness of our community and business partners regarding our local recovery .”

One such tool is the Help Wanted OnlineTM release published by The Conferencing Board in partnership with WANTED Technologies Corporation, leading supplier of real-time data from thousands of online job boards and websites. According to the most recent Help Wanted OnlineTM report, the gap nationally between the number of unemployed and advertised vacancies stands at 3.51 unemployed for every vacancy in August (most recent unemployment data available). Locally, the WORKFORCE plus Region (Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties) saw a slight decrease of jobs posted since August (-47 jobs) but saw a slight increase over the year (+842 jobs).

WORKFORCE plus recognizes the challenges that public and private organizations face every day. Through the Center for Business & Employer Services, employers gain access to local workforce solutions and statewide services in one location. Services include: on-site recruiting, interviewing and hiring, employer/employee matching, wage and labor market information, customized training programs, Training and tax incentive programs and more. WORKFORCE plus also works with employers to list their job openings for free in the statewide job database, Employ Florida Marketplace.

Employers are also encouraged to take part in the 8th Annual Job Fair entitled “Get Connected” hosted by WORKFORCE plus. More than 1,500 job applicants attended in 2010. The job fair is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Leon County Civic Center. The event is free for both employers and job seekers.

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