Gov. Rick Scott: Florida Online Job Demand Climbs In July

By  //  August 12, 2015

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Gov. Rick Scott announced earlier this week that Florida will not continue to appeal the Arcia v. Detzner case concerning Florida’s voter rolls.

Governor Rick Scott announced the number of online job openings in Florida were up over the year in July 2015, with over 273,900 job openings. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily)

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Governor Rick Scott announced the number of online job openings in Florida were up over the year in July 2015, with over 273,900 job openings.

The figures from Help Wanted OnLine are the highest for the month of July for online job demand since May 2005.

“The demand for jobs across the state is growing and the good news is that we have many opportunities available for families to get a great job in Florida,” said Governor Rick Scott.

“By cutting taxes 50 times – including $400 million this year – we are helping job creators provide more opportunities for Florida families to find fulfilling careers.”

Jesse Panuccio

Jesse Panuccio

“Job openings are an important economic indicator, and July continued a long-term trend of robust demand across the state. The openings are across industries, pay scales, and skill levels,” said Jesse Panuccio, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director.

“This is good news for job seekers at all points in their careers, and it shows that Florida’s pro-growth economic policies are working.”

Job demand in Florida increased over the year by nearly 8,000 openings, an increase of three percent.

The top occupation in demand continues to be registered nurses, and ranges from web developers and systems analysts to administrative and retail workers.

Online job demand was highest in the large metro cities, led by Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Fort Lauderdale.

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce, and community development efforts.

This new approach helps expedite economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities.

For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.floridajobs.org


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