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Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Grocery Jobs: What Positions Are Available?

There are a huge number of grocery jobs to consider if you're looking for work in the industry. Visit to see some current openings.

Working at a grocery store is a great option for almost any employee, whether you're young or old, entry-level or experienced. That's why grocery stores are among the largest employers, accounting for about 2.5 million jobs during 2008.

The options are almost endless when it comes to choosing a grocery store job. Most local grocery stores employ all kinds of workers, from Denver management jobs and supervisors to cashiers and stock clerks, to hand laborers and cleaning workers.

Just like in any other industry, some of these jobs pay better than others. Here's a look at the jobs available at any normal grocery store and their median annual salary, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Management occupations
Sales and related occupations
Office and administrative support occupations
Food preparation and production occupations
Transportation and material moving occupations
Other occupations



Non for Profit Jobs Get Less Government Funding During Recession

How did the economic downturn effect the state of non for profit jobs (Click here)?

That was the question posed by "Human Service Nonprofits and Government Collaboration," a recent report from the Urban Institute based on findings from the 2010 National Survey of Nonprofit Government Contracting and Grants.

Many nonprofit organizations receive a large portion of their funding from the government, and because the government was having its own funding problems during the economic recession, several organizations had to reduce services and cut jobs in order to stay afloat.

The report takes an in-depth look at the contracts and grants the government has with nonprofits, as well as how those organizations were affected by the recession, how they dealt with declining revenues, and how their relationships with the government affected their budget problems.

Key findings of the report include:


Friday, March 18, 2011


Job Openings in Tampa Florida Decline

Although the local economy is slowly recovering from the economic downturn, job openings in Tampa Florida are still hard to come by.

During January, the Tampa area's unemployment rate increased from 12 percent to 12.4 percent, after dropping from 12.7 percent during December 2010. That increase keeps the area's rate well above the national average at the time of 9 percent.

The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area employed about 1,109,300 workers during January, which is down from 1,122,300 workers during December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, that's still a .3 percent increase from last year.

Every industry lost jobs during January, with the exception of mining and logging, which held steady with 400 workers. The trade, transportation, and utilities industry saw the biggest drop in employment, losing 4,900 jobs over the month.

Other industries that saw an over-the-month decrease in employment include:
When compared to last year, however, five industries managed to see an increase in employment. The education and health services industry experienced the biggest growth, increasing by 2.6 percent between January 2010 and January 2011.

In addition, the leisure and hospitality industry grew by 1.3 percent, while the professional and business services industry increased by 1.1 percent; the government industry grew by .5 percent; and the trade, transportation, and utilities industry increased by .3 percent.



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