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Grants go to improving San Antonio jobs

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Some new workforce grants are going to improve San Antonio jobs.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today the availability of approximately $5.7 million in grants in the sixth round of its Workforce Data Quality Initiative.

The initiative increases understanding at the state level about how education and workforce development programs complement each other and, as a result, promotes greater efficiency.

The department plans to award approximately three grants – with a maximum $1 million award – to eligible State Workforce Agencies, or SWAs. The grants will provide for the development or enhancement of a state workforce longitudinal administrative database. These databases include information on programs that provide training and employment services. They are useful in that the databases track the same type of information on the same subjects at multiple points in time.

In addition – and for the first time – the department plans to award one grant with a maximum amount of $2.7 million to an eligible SWA for the integration of the state’s case management system, performance reporting, and/or fiscal reporting systems with the state’s longitudinal database.

The department’s grants are open to eligible SWAs nationwide to improve the quality and availability of workforce data. Grantees will be expected to achieve multiple goals during the three-year grant period. These goals include:

  • Developing or improving state workforce longitudinal databases with individual-level information.
  • Enabling workforce data to be matched with education data to create longitudinal data systems.
  • Improving the quality and breadth of the data in the workforce data systems.
  • Using longitudinal data to provide useful information about program operations.
  • Analyzing the performance of education and employment training programs.
  • Providing user-friendly information to consumers, in the form of scorecards or integrated digital platforms, to help them select the training and education programs that best suit their needs.
  • Integrating performance, fiscal, and case management systems with the longitudinal database.

 

Salesforce developer jobs in San Antonio climb

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

A new survey from Indeed posits that salesforce developer jobs in San Antonio have grown.

The job search engine displayed the best jobs of 2017, and all but a few jobs are technical roles. Seven of the top ten jobs are software engineers and developers, with positions in management, healthcare and engineering rounding out the top 25 list. Indeed curated the list based on number of job postings, salary and growth opportunity.

“As every business morphs into the digital version of itself, the demand for workers with highly technical abilities is increasing far faster than supply,” said Indeed Senior Vice President Paul D’Arcy. “The result is a rapid growth in open, unfilled jobs and increases in salaries for the talent that can fill these roles.”

Many of the technical roles are offering six-figure salaries and an ever-increasing number of job postings. Some of the highest paying positions ranked in the top ten include full stack developers (#1), data scientists (#2), development operations engineers (#3), Salesforce developers (#6), and cloud engineers (#9).

“Software engineers and other technical roles continue to dominate many of the top positions for employer demand and competitive pay,” said D’Arcy. “But there are certainly opportunities in other sectors, with roles in management, engineering, and healthcare in high demand.”

While tech roles are certainly prominent, time-honored positions like civil engineers (#14), commercial project manager (#19), registered nurses (#20), and construction superintendent (#24) round out the top 25 best jobs of 2017.

San Antonio physical therapist jobs in the spotlight

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

A new Careerbuilder looks at jobs that are a great opportunity for youth, including San Antonio physical therapist jobs.

CareerBuilder research shows that nearly 1 in 4 high school students pick their career based on something they saw on TV or in a movie, and that 33 percent of full-time workers regret the college major they chose. As college debt rises, the skills gap widens and a significant number of workers fall prone to unemployment or underemployment, it is important to start educating students early about their options.

 

CareerBuilder is releasing a series of studies that provide surprising insights into labor market and hiring trends. Today’s release focuses on top occupations for younger workers based on jobs that are growing quickly, pay a good wage and have a solid concentration of workers ages 19 to 24.

Occupation Number of 2017 jobs Growth in jobs from 2013 to 2017 Average hourly earnings Percentage of workers employed who are ages 19-24
Social Science Research Assistants 29,494 5% $21.96 28%
Coaches and Scouts 233,107 7% $19.50 22%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 68,590 5% $25.90 22%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 35,352 7% $22.28 20%
Forensic Science Technicians 15,033 12% $29.04 18%
Camera Operators, TV, Video and Motion Picture 20,616 7% $27.85 15%
Physical Therapist Assistants 87,426 13% $26.59 15%
Biological Technicians 76,615 5% $21.77 14%
Film and Video Editors 30,073 18% $38.89 13%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 27,818 7% $19.12 13%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 656,896 7% $19.65 12%
Surgical Technologists 106,195 7% $22.17 11%
Sound Engineering Technicians 15,755 8% $29.87 11%
Public Relations Specialists 240,660 7% $31.66 9%
Web Developers 142,682 19% $34.09 8%