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Employees late for San Antonio jobs?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Can you think of some reasons why you would be late for your San Antonio jobs?

CareerBuilder reached out to its job seekers and employers to ask about some of the more memorable excuses for being late.

One in three (35 percent) employers have fired an employee for tardiness, and 48 percent of employers expect their employees to be on time every day. Thirty-four percent say they allow employees to be late every once in a while, as long as tardiness doesn’t become a pattern, and 18 percent don’t care how their employees manage their time, just that they get their work done well.

Employers shared some of the most memorable excuses they’ve received from employees who were running late, including:

1- Employee claimed a zebra was running down the highway and held up traffic (turned out to be true)

2- Employee woke up on the front lawn of a house two blocks away from his home

3- Employee’s cat got stuck in the toilet

4- Employee couldn’t eat breakfast – he ran out of milk for cereal and had to buy some before getting ready for work

5- Employee was late to work because he fell asleep in the car when he got to work

6- Employee accidentally put superglue in her eye instead of contact lens solution, and had to go to the emergency room

7- Employee thought Halloween was a work holiday

8- Employee said a hole in the roof caused rain to fall on the alarm clock and it didn’t go off

9- Employee was watching something on TV and really wanted to see the end

10- Employee forgot that the company had changed locations

11- Employee got a hairbrush stuck in her hair

12- Employee was scared by a nightmare

San Antonio jobs marked for growth, survey says

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

If you’re a job seeker, Texas is a great place to be, where there is plenty of San Antonio jobs, among other locations, according to a recent study from Careerbuilder.

CareerBuilder released a new study that provides a window into the health of the business landscape in the U.S.

The study explores net growth in private-sector business establishments from 2001 to 2012, ranking the best and worst states for new establishments post-recession and shedding light on national trends.

Best States for Establishment Growth

Texas – From 2009 to 2012, Texas accounted for 22% of all net new business establishments in the U.S.

· Nearly 30,000 more establishments in 2012 than 2009, up 5%

· 579,166 total establishments in 2012

· Biggest gains: health care and social assistance (12% growth since 2009, an increase of 6,385 establishments); mining and oil and gas extraction (12%, 1,001); accommodation and food services (10%, 4,276); professional, scientific, and technical services (9%, 5,979)

New York – From 2009 to 2012, New York accounted for 16% of all net new establishments in the U.S.

· 21,000 more establishments in 2012 than 2009, up 4%

· 591,448 total establishments in 2012

· Biggest gains: private educational services (10% growth since 2009, an increase of 707 establishments); accommodation and food services (9%, 3,759); administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (6%, 1,810); health care and social assistance (3%, 1,446)

Illinois – From 2009 to 2012, Illinois accounted for 14% of all net new establishments in the U.S.

· 18,000 more establishments in 2012 than 2009, up 5%

· 383,103 total establishments in 2012

· Biggest gains: transportation and warehousing (15% growth since 2009, an increase of 1,943 establishments); other services, except public administration2 (11%, 4,125); professional, scientific, and technical services (10%, 4,956); health care and social assistance (7%, 1,910)

Florida – From 2009 to 2012, Florida accounted for 10% of all net new establishments in the U.S.

· 13,000 more establishments in 2012 than 2009, up 2%

601,598 total establishments in 2012
Biggest gains: accommodation and food services (10% growth since 2009, an increase of 3,932 establishments); health care and social assistance (7%, 3,799); retail trade (6%, 4,336); professional, scientific, and technical services (5%, 4,655)

Washington – From 2009 to 2012, Washington accounted for 9% of all net new establishments in the U.S.

· Nearly 12,000 more establishments in 2012 than 2009, up 5%

· 231,238 total establishments in 2012

· Biggest gains: other services, except public administration (28% growth since 2009, an increase of 15,647 establishments); health care and social assistance (5%, 746); professional, scientific, and technical services (2%, 434)

Worst States for Establishment Growth

Michigan

· Nearly 14,000 fewer business establishments in 2012 than 2009, down 6%.

· 232,331 total establishments in 2012

· Biggest losses: construction (-16% since 2009, a decline of 3,734 establishments); finance and insurance (-9%, decline of 1,143); real estate (-7%, decline of 484)

New Jersey

· 5,500 fewer business establishments in 2012 than 2009, down 2%

· 254,384 total establishments in 2012

· Biggest losses: construction (-12% since 2009, a loss of 2,934 establishments); manufacturing (-10%, decline of 1,034); finance and insurance (-6%, decline of 720); retail trade (-3%, decline of 1,110).

Idaho

· 2,800 fewer business establishments in 2012 than 2009, down 5%

· 50,255 total establishments in 2012

· Biggest losses: construction (-22% since 2009, a loss of 1,928 establishments); real estate and rental and leasing (-18%, decline of 435); finance and insurance (-7%, decline of 209)

Colorado

· 2,800 fewer business establishments in 2012 than 2009, down 2%

· 168,968 total establishments in 2012

· Biggest losses: construction (-17% since 2009, a loss of 3,496 establishments); real estate and rental and leasing (-7%, decline of 718); manufacturing (-7%, decline of 381); finance and insurance (-5%, decline of 572)