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Employers optimistic about hiring for San Antonio jobs

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Optimism is good for job growth, which is also great news for job seekers searching for San Antonio jobs.

According to a second quarter 2013 outlook survey from Manpower, the Net Employment Outlook for Quarter 2 2013 is +11%, a 1 percentage point decrease from Quarter 1 2013 and slightly elevated from +10% during the same period last year.

“Quarter over quarter our data reports slow and steady hiring projections, which is good news compared with the hiring downturns we experienced several years ago,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup president. “The main priority for employers today should be to refine management methods to build winning teams so they have the right people in place when the economy takes off again.”

Hiring decision makers remain optimistic.

  • Positive Trend in All States and Metro Areas: Employers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia report positive hiring plans. North Dakota remains a leader among the states with a significant increase in job prospects as the Outlook rises from +21% in Quarter 1 2013 to +30% in Quarter 2 2013. Employers in all Metropolitan Statistical Areas also report positive hiring plans, with Outlooks ranging from +3% to +23%.
    Fewest Employers Decreasing Staff Levels: The overall percentage of employers who anticipate staff reductions is at 5 percent. This is the smallest percentage of employers planning to reduce headcounts since Quarter 3 2000, when a 5 percent rate was also reported.
    Stable Hiring Plans Reach Peak: 73 percent of employers plan to maintain current staff levels during Quarter 2 2013. This rivals the previous strongest percentage in this category, which was last at this level in Quarter 1 2011.
    Improvement in Construction Sector: The Construction industry sector anticipates a considerable increase in hiring in Quarter 2 2013 in the Northeast, Midwest and West. With an increase of 5 percentage points in the Midwest and 4 in the West, these regions expect a greater increase in hiring compared to one year ago at this time, while employers in the Northeast anticipate an increase consistent with traditional Quarter 2 data.

Physician assistant jobs in San Antonio climb

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Healthcare jobs are usually on the rise, and that’s also the case for the number of physician assistant jobs in San Antonio.

But there’s a twist on these jobs.

According to WantedAnalytics, during June 2013, more than 3,400 jobs for healthcare professionals in the United States included requirements for robotics skills and experience.

This is a 32% year-over-year increase compared to June 2012 and more than 375% in the last 4 years. In fact, demand in healthcare now outpaces all other fields that require this skill set, including technology, production, maintenance/repair, and engineering occupations.

Within healthcare, the most commonly advertised job titles that include robotics requirements are:

Physician Assistant
Director of Surgical Services
Surgical Technician
Surgical Technologist
Research Associate

On average, these jobs remain advertised online for more than 7 weeks, meaning that employers are likely to experience a long time-to-fill. Some of the best areas to recruit this talent are Durham-Chapel Hill (NC), New York (NY), and St. Louis (MO). In these areas, hiring demand remains low, yet there are pools of qualified potential candidates.

Restaurant creates hospitality jobs in San Antonio

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Bar Louie is opening another location, and that means hospitality jobs in San Antonio.

This is its second location in San Antonio.

Bar Louie La Cantera is located in The Shops at La Cantera near The Falls.

Bar Louie will be hosting four days’ worth of grand opening promotions. From July 11th – July 14th, they’ll be offering all guests $2 signature martinis and their first appetizer or flatbread.

“We are so excited to bring a local bar atmosphere with craveable American cuisine to La Cantera, and give the people an offer to remember us by!” says Bar Louie GM, Tony Buttitta.

Bar Louie will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. for lunch, dinner and late night dining with entire menu available until last call. Bar Louie La Cantera is located at 15900 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 22100. The 5,600 square-foot location seats 258 (including 36 seats on the patio).

Happy Hour is every Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. During Happy Hour, Guests can enjoy their choice of twenty $3 draft beers, twenty $4 wines, sixteen $5 signature martinis, and half price flatbreads & select appetizers.