Friday, April 29, 2011


Los Angeles County Jobs Supported by LAX Construction Projects

Many Los Angeles County jobs are being supported by several construction projects at the local airport.

A recent report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation found that new construction projects at Los Angeles International Airport will create tens of thousands of jobs and inject billions of dollars into the local economy.

The airport is currently undergoing a $4.11 billion in construction projects that are expected to create 39,900 jobs during the next seven years, as well as 4,000 additional jobs each year, and generate about $2.62 billion in income. The project is being recognized as an important factor in the area's economic recovery.

"The LAX modernization project is creating nearly 40,000 jobs and generating $2.62 billion in worker wages, making it one of the city's biggest and most successful job creation and economic recovery efforts," Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa said in a press release. "By investing in LAX's infrastructure, we are ensuring that the airport will remain competitive in the global market, bringing visitors to our great city and putting our residents to work now and for years to come."

Projects taking place at the airport include:
All of these projects are being paid for through a combination of revenue bonds, LAX revenue, capital improvement funding, airline proprietary improvement capital, passenger facility charges, and funding from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration.


Monday, April 25, 2011


Oncology Jobs Specialties for Medical Doctors

There are a number of different oncology jobs available for medical doctors. Visit to see some current openings.

Oncologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating patients with cancer. They may be responsible for everything from identifying a type of cancer and prescribing a treatment regimen to performing surgery and helping patients find end-of-life care.

Depending on their interests, oncology doctors can choose to specialize in a certain type of care within the field, with the most popular specializations including head and neck oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology.

Students who want to become an oncology doctor must first obtain the proper education, which includes an undergraduate degree and four years of medical school. They must then pass the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination, participate in a residency, and obtain certification in their specialty area.

According to, the four most popular oncology specialties:


Friday, April 22, 2011


Construction Jobs in Fort Lauderdale Drop Most Over Year

As the local economy continues to recover on a monthly and yearly basis, construction jobs in Fort Lauderdale are still lagging behind.

During March, Florida's unemployment rate decreased from 11.5 percent to 11.1 percent, which is still well above the national average of 8.8 percent. The most recent rate for Ft. Lauderdale, which was in February, came in at 9.7 percent.

The Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach area employed a total of 708,800 workers during March, which is up from 706,300 workers during February and a .5 percent increase from last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That low yearly increase in employment is due to the fact that there were more industries that lost jobs between March 2010 and March 2011 than those that gained jobs during that time. A total of six industries saw a yearly employment decline, while only four saw an increase in employment.

The construction industry fared the worst over the year, declining by 6.7 percent to 29,200 employees. That was followed by the manufacturing industry, which decreased by 3.8 percent to 23,100 workers, and the financial activities industry, which dropped by 2 percent to 53,000 jobs.

The information industry decreased by .6 percent to 16,200 workers, while the other services industry declined by .3 percent to 31,100 employees, and the government industry dropped by .1 percent to 101,300 jobs.

At the other end of the scale, the leisure and hospitality industry added the most workers over the year, growing by 3.6 percent to 80,600 workers. That was followed by the education and health services and professional and business services industries, both of which increased by 1.5 percent over the year, totaling 96,600 jobs and 118,300 jobs, respectively.

The trade, transportation, and utilities industry also saw a yearly increase in employment during March, growing by 1.2 percent to 159,300 workers.

Industries that saw a monthly increase in employment include:
Employment in the information and government industries remained even over the month, while every other industry lost jobs.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


IT Jobs Phoenix Benefit Local Workforce and Economy

The number of IT jobs Phoenix has to offer is continuing to grow, thanks in part to a local technology organization.

Science Foundation Arizona recently released "Measuring Up 2011," a report on the progress of the organization and the state's technology industry, which found that SFA is succeeding in bringing much-needed tech jobs and revenue to Arizona.

The report found that between 2007 and 2009, SFA awarded more than 140 individual grants totaling almost $120 million, including 101 research grants worth about $80 million and 41 education grants worth about $37 million.

The research-based grants alone led to the creation of 1,151 jobs and 16 technology companies throughout Arizona. The funding also resulted in the filing or issue of 84 patents and 11 technology licenses.

The education-based grants have supported science, technology, engineering, and math programs for K-12 students and teachers. A total of 160,000 students, 2,900 teachers, and 223 graduate research fellows have participated in those programs.

The report further found that every dollar SFA awards to an education or research institution results in an additional $3.06 in industry-matching and non-state research funding, including venture capital, federal grant awards, and nonprofit funding.

Other key findings of the report include:


Friday, April 15, 2011


High-Paying San Diego Government Jobs

Are you looking for a high-paying, stable, exciting career? You may want to consider one of the top-paying San Diego government jobs (Click here) that are available.

Government jobs are often very lucrative, with many paying more than $50,000 per year, not to mention the great benefits that government employees receive. Most government positions also provide great job stability for dedicated employees.

These positions vary greatly and are often with federal agencies, including everything from the Central Intelligence Agency or Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Homeland Security.

The majority of government jobs, or about 85 percent, are located outside of Washington, D.C. The San Diego area's government industry continues to grow, adding employees on a monthly and yearly basis.

During February, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area's government industry employed 227,500 workers, which is up from 226,600 workers during March and a .8 percent increase from last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are 10 high-paying government jobs, as compiled by Aol Jobs:


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Grocery Jobs Created by Alfalfa's

A popular health food company is creating hundreds of grocery jobs in Colorado.

Alfalfa's recently announced its plans to open a new grocery store on April 22nd in Boulder. That store, which is located at the site of a former Alfalfa's store, will create hundreds of new jobs and provide more healthy shopping choices for local residents.

"Since we received the approval to purchase this store last June, we've been working hard to bring the people of Boulder the best the world has to offer in organic and natural foods," Mark Retzloff, co-founder and chairman of Alfalfa’s, said in a statement. "We've completely remodeled the store and have hired an all-star team of nearly 200 staff. We can't wait to open our doors to the public on Earth Day, which is a symbolic day considering Alfalfa's history and commitment to sustainable agriculture.

"At Alfalfa's, service comes first and we believe the quality, knowledge and energy of the people we hire will help make our retail experience distinct and enjoyable for our community," he continued. "That's why we've taken extra care in bringing in an experienced management staff, and in training our store employees so they are ready to serve and to share their passion when we open our doors on Earth Day. It was this passion and our support of the local community that made Alfalfa's special before, and will make us special again – 32 years after we opened our first store."

In 1979 there was an Alfalfa's in the same spot as the new store, at 1561 Broadway, but the food chain was sold to Wild Oats in 1996. Whole Foods Market acquired Wild Oats in 2007 and has operated the store location since that time, according to the Denver Business Journal.

The location will now become an Alfalfa's in a response to a ruling by the Federal Trade Commission that requires Whole Foods to split up its stores so the company doesn't end up dominating any one market in which it operates.


Thursday, April 7, 2011


PT Jobs Arizona with Abrazo Recognized

Those looking for PT jobs Arizona (Click here) might want to consider pursuing a position with one of the largest and most widely-recognized healthcare organizations in the  state.

Ranking Arizona has named several segments of Abrazo Health Care - including the company's health maintenance organizations and hospitals - among the top 10 on its list of the best businesses throughout the state.

"We are honored that our entire system of hospitals and our two health plans were named as Arizona's best," Dan Ausman, president of Abrazo Health Care, said in a statement. "This recognition proves our renewed commitment to the quality of medical care and coverage we provide to Valley residents."

The operations that were ranked include:
Abrazo is the second largest health care system in Arizona, operating six hospitals and 20 primary care offices throughout the state, and supporting many Phoenix nurse jobs (Click here). The organization offers a wide range of services and caters to a broad range of medical specialties.

The Ranking Arizona list is based on voter opinions of a company's quality of product and service and whether or not they would recommend doing business with them.


Friday, April 1, 2011


Tampa Government Jobs Hindered by Low Federal Funding

Many more Tampa government jobs could be created if Florida received more federal funding.

A recent report from Florida TaxWatch found that Florida received less federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act than most other states, even though the state pays more federal taxes than most others.

During 2009, Florida received about $500 less per resident in federal stimulus funding than the national average. At the same time, the state paid $1.14 in taxes for each federal funding dollar it received, while 26 other states paid less than $1 in taxes for each dollar received.

If Florida had received the national average in grants during 2009, the state would find itself with an additional $10.6 billion in federal funding, which would translate into hundreds of thousands of new jobs for local and state government agencies.

That extra funding also could be used to put more money toward the unemployment compensation fund debt, pay for increasing Medicaid costs, and work toward closing the massive budget shortfall the state is currently facing.

"In these difficult fiscal times, Florida needs to seize opportunities to maximize its collection of eligible federal revenue instead of cutting core service and programs that Florida's most vulnerable populations rely on," the report notes. "One such way is to create a centralized system, such as a Grants Clearinghouse, for securing these dollars through a grant drawdown system – a recommendation that has been analyzed and long-supported by Florida TaxWatch. This recommendation ... could bring the state billions."



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