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Gov. Rick Scott announced Florida job openings growing

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Governor Rick Scott announced Thursday that Florida job openings continued to increase in January. Gov. Scott said that the number of available online job openings in Florida grew by 12 percent over the year, for a total of 255,979 openings. This figure was adjusted for seasonal positions.

Gov. Scott said, "With more than 255,000 job openings available in our state, it's clear the decisions we're making are helping employers feel more confident about the future of their businesses. My Florida Families First Budget lives within our means while continuing our progress of job creation by providing a quality education for every Floridian, ensuring we have a talented workforce available for current and future employers and improving the state's business climate to facilitate job creation. Ensuring that every Floridian who wants a job, gets a job remains my number one priority."

According to the Help Wanted OnLine data series from The Conference Board, online job demand was strongest in the large metro cities, led by Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville. Among the cities with the most online ads, the highest percentage gain over the year in online ads was in Miami at 26 percent.

Major occupational groups with the most online ads in January were healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; sales and related occupations; office and administrative support occupations; and computer and mathematical occupations.

Top Advertised Occupations for Florida

January 2013 Total Online Ads: 255, 749

Registered Nurses: 17,171

Retail Salespersons: 7,070

First-Line Supervisors/
Managers of Retail Sales Workers: 7,025

Customer Service Representatives: 6,817

First-Line Supervisors/

Managers of Food

Preparation and Serving Workers: 4,533

Truck Drivers,
Heavy and Tractor-trailer: 3,614

Web Developers: 3,250

Computer Systems Analysts: 3,148

Medical and Health Services Managers: 3,105

Executive Secretaries
and Administrative Assistants: 3,050

Accountants: 3,020

Sales Reps, Wholesale & Mfg,
Except Technical & Scientific Products: 2.991

First-Line Supervisors/Managers
of Office and Administrative Support Workers: 2.840

Physical Therapists: 2,799

Occupational Therapists: 2,770

Computer Support Specialists: 2,698

Sales Agents, Financial Services: 2.528

Sales Representatives,
Services, All Other: 2,514

Insurance Sales Agents: 2,400

Sales Managers: 2,168

The source of this data was compiled by The Conference Board, Help Wanted OnLine, prepared by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics Center.

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