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Companies posting many opportunities for San Antonio jobs

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

San Antonio jobs abound, according to a new survey.

During January 2012, more than 18,000 job ads were posted online that required data analysis skills, according to WANTED Analytics, a source of business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

With the amount of data generated by businesses growing every year, hiring demand for employees to analyze and utilize this information is increasing across business functions. Overall, the volume of job ads in January 2012 increased 35% compared to January 2011 and about 75% versus the same month in 2010.

Computer Systems Analysts, Management Analysts, and Market Research Analysts were the three occupations that most commonly required this critical skill set. Computer Systems Analysts saw the most job ads with data analysis requirements – more than 3,600 jobs were posted online during January at a 45% year-over-year increase. Other positions with high-demand for analytical skills were Software Engineers, Industrial Engineers, and Operations Research Analysts. All of these occupations experienced an increase in hiring demand when compared to January 2011.

Metropolitan areas with the highest volume of job listings for in-depth analytical skills during January 2012 were New York (New York), Washington (DC), San Francisco (California), Los Angeles (California), and Boston (Massachusetts). Employers in New York not only placed the highest number of online job ads for this skill set, but are also experiencing one of the highest year-over-year increases in demand at more than 50%.

Companies that are sourcing candidates with data analytics abilities are likely to find openings difficult-to-recruit. According to the Hiring Scale, companies in San Francisco are currently experiencing more difficult conditions when recruiting candidates with analytical backgrounds. Hiring demand in San Francisco continues to grow (up about 23% compared to January 2011), while the local talent pool of qualified data-savvy professionals is not growing at the same pace. Employers in this area are likely to compete heavily to attract qualified talent and experience a longer time-to-fill than other areas across the United States. In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows that the best markets for recruiting analytical skills are St. Joseph (Missouri), El Paso (Texas), and Tucson (Arizona). These areas are likely to fill job openings faster than the rest of the United States, since hiring demand is low compared to the available talent supply.

Company hires for healthcare jobs in San Antonio

Monday, February 20th, 2012

ProScribe just said it has secured a key hire for healthcare jobs in San Antonio.

The provider of medical scribe services announced the hiring of Suzy Wier Thorby, as Senior VP of Corporate Development.

Suzy is an emergency department nurse that started T-System with the two physician founders in 1996. She was responsible for sales, support, implementation and training.

Physician group could be hiring for healthcare jobs in San Antonio

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Emergency Service Partners, L.P may soon be hiring for several healthcare jobs in San Antonio.

The company announced it has reached an agreement to staff and provide medical management for two new free-standing emergency medical facilities set to open later this year. One will be located in northwest San Antonio, and the other will be built in nearby New Braunfels, expanding access emergency medical care in both cities.

San Antonio small business jobs on the rise

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

According to a new survey, San Antonio small business jobs are increasing.

SurePayroll, the online alternative in payroll services, recently released December results for its monthly Small Business Scorecard showing a promising trend of small business owners expressing optimism about the economy. SurePayroll’s Small Business Scorecard optimism score climbed to 63 percent in December compared to 53 percent in the previous two months, and up from only 33 percent in September.

“We saw caution in 2011, but the leading indicators suggest 2012 looks positive,” said SurePayroll CEO and President Michael Alter. “The sun is on the horizon. Optimism is higher, 50 percent plan to hire and wages look to go up.”

Year-over-year Scorecard data shows a hiring decline of 3.2 percent and wages down 0.8 percent. The South saw positive growth in hiring (0.5 percent) and wages (0.4 percent) over the course of the year. The rest of the country was in the red, aside from a slight wages increase (0.1 percent) in the Northeast.

For December 2011, the Scorecard, which also includes hiring and wage data for the top 35 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas, reveals month-over-month declines in nationwide hiring (-0.2 percent) and wages (-0.3 percent). Regionally, it was a similar story, with the Midwest, Northeast and West showing modest declines across the board, and the South remaining flat in hiring and down slightly in wages.

Despite the sluggishness of 2011, the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard’s optimism survey shows some very positive signs for 2012.

  • Along with optimism being up to 63 percent, the highest it has been since June, the survey also shows 50 percent of small business owners planning to hire in 2012.
  • Meanwhile, 56 percent plan to increase wages for some or all of their employees in the new year.
  • Only 2 percent plan to cut wages.