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San Antonio labor jobs increase

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

While some industries aren’t doing as well, San Antonio labor jobs are increasing in number.

Forty percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2013, up from 36 percent last year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. Many of these employers – 42 percent – plan to transition some temporary workers into full-time, permanent employees.

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate.

Among the fastest-growing temporary jobs are:

· Team Assemblers (help to assemble an entire product or part of a product1)

o Number of people employed2: 128,096

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 21,529 – 20 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $13.25

· Office Clerks (handle administrative tasks such as typing, filing, answering phones, etc)

o Number of people employed: 132,264

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 21,219 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $13.18

· Customer Service Representatives (provide information to customers and handle complaints)

o Number of people employed: 76,445

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 12,334 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $14.90

· Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialists (support various HR functions such as training, benefits, etc)

o Number of people employed: 59,597

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 11,893 – 25 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $26.44

· Registered Nurses (provide patient care, advice and support)

o Number of people employed: 66,844

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 8,766 – 15 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $32.10

· Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants (provide basic care to patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities)

o Number of people employed: 31,975

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 5,155 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $11.91

· Home Health Aides (monitor health status and assist with routine care such as changing bandages, applying topical medications, bathing, etc)

o Number of people employed: 27,308

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 4,786 – 21 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $9.96

· Maintenance and Repair Workers (maintain and repair machines, equipment and buildings)

o Number of people employed: 24,238

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,917 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $16.94

· Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (drive a tractor-trailer vehicle and may assist with unloading)

o Number of people employed: 22,701

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,700 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $17.96

· Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers (assess products for defects, wear and deviations from specifications)

o Number of people employed: 21,458

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,414 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $16.63

· Sales Representatives, Services (sells services to businesses and consumers)

o Number of people employed: 21,485

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,336 – 18 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $24.60

· Computer Support Specialists (help people or organizations using computer software or equipment)

o Number of people employed: 16,197

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 2,574 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $23.58

· Computer Programmers (write code to create and develop software programs)

o Number of people employed: 11,487

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,821 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $34.48

· Accountants and Auditors (prepare and examine financial records to ensure accuracy)

o Number of people employed: 10,855

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,689 – 18 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $30.04

· Business Operations Specialists (analyze and reengineer business processes to enhance product or service delivery and other functions)

o Number of people employed: 10,528

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,677 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $30.82

· Electricians (install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses, etc)

o Number of people employed: 7,657

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,245 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $23.64

Construction jobs in San Antonio flourish

Monday, March 11th, 2013

While some industries are declining, construction jobs in San Antonio appear to be on the rise.

The Texas Labor Market Review reports that overall, employment in Texas expanded by an estimated 10,400 positions in January.

Eight of the 11 major industries showed employment increases over the month, led by rises of 8,900 jobs in Leisure and Hospitality and 6,800 positions in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities. Total Nonagricultural Employment ended the month at an estimated level of 11,035,100 jobs, which marked a new all-time record level for employment in Texas for the 15th straight month.

Annualized growth in the series remained above 300,000 for the fifth month
in a row with the addition of 310,900 positions over the year.

Construction employment increased for the sixth consecutive month with the addition of 2,500 jobs in January. The industry has experienced only
one month of job losses over the past year.

Over the past three months, construction employment has increased by 6,600 jobs, marking the industry’s highest level of growth during this time frame since January 2008. The industry added 28,500 positions over the year for its 19th consecutive month of annualized gains. The annualized growth rate for Construction has been at or above 4.0 percent for five straight months.

Mining and Logging employment expanded by 2,200 jobs in January
following a revised gain of 1,400 jobs in December. Since the beginning
of 2010, the industry has experienced only one month of job losses.

Over the past three months, the industry has grown by 3,900 jobs, less than halfof last year’s gain of 8,900 jobs over the same time frame. Over the past
year, Mining and Logging employment has added 19,700 jobs for a 7.6
percent annualized growth rate. The annual growth rate has slowed each
month for the past eight months and ended January at its lowest level
since July 2010.

Company hires for executive jobs in San Antonio

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Nectir San Antonio has just announced the hiring of Melissa Rice for executive jobs in San Antonio.

Rice will become the IT staffing division’s company vice president.

Nectir San Antonio is wholly-owned subsidiary of Innové LLC.

Texas business leaders Brad Morrison and Mike Reed, co-owners of Nectir San Antonio, have appointed Rice to serve as Vice President.

Rice will head the staffing and talent delivery division of Innové, LLC, a management consulting and technology services provider to both government and commercial clients. Nectir San Antonio will primarily focus on information technology positions by providing full-service people solutions such as contingent staffing, contract-to-hire services, direct-hire services, managed services, professional services, and rapid deployment staffing for local and regional companies.

Brad Morrison is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nectir San Antonio. Morrison is also the Founder and CEO of Innové LLC. Mike Reed is the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Nectir San Antonio. Reed is responsible for the strategic and financial operations for both Nectir San Antonio and Innové LLC.

“Melissa has the knowledge and expertise to lead Innové and Nectir San Antonio to success. We view Nectir as a critical asset to help Innové deliver quality managed services to our clients, and Melissa is the right person to head the staffing division,” says Morrison, the Innové Founder and CEO. “Melissa’s strong background in people solutions will help us identify, source and apply quality resources to time critical knowledge requirements.”