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UnitedHealth Group creates healthcare jobs in San Antonio

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

UnitedHealth Group, a health benefits and services company, said this week it is adding hundreds of healthcare jobs in San Antonio.

It is creating nearly 1,500 San Antonio jobs.

There will be 250 new jobs at UnitedHealth Group’s operations center in San Antonio. The company hired 260 people already in 2011.

There will be 1000 employees in the San Antonio facility by the end of the year.

Total the company will add 1,500 jobs around the state of Texas, and more San Antonio jobs.

Texas Governor Rick Perry and UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen J. Hemsley announced in a press conference that the company will create another 115 jobs in Harlingen being created by UnitedHealthcare and approximately 1,100 job openings in UnitedHealth Group’s Optum health services businesses — 800 jobs at Optum’s new Connextions facility in Irving and 330 jobs at OptumRx’s new pharmacy benefit management facility in Sugar Land.

The company has an employee base of 11,000 in Texas alone.

It serves more than 3.3 million people in the state with a health care network of nearly 500 hospitals and more than 36,800 physicians and other care professionals statewide.

“This is an employer that knows Texas and knows Texans,” Gov. Perry said. “They’ve witnessed first-hand what we have to offer, and as a result, they’re continuing to invest their future in the Lone Star State. This vote of confidence affirms our efforts to create a jobs-friendly climate that will attract and keep employers like UnitedHealth Group here in Texas.”

“UnitedHealthcare has been a strong supporter and business partner with the city of San Antonio for many years,” said Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio. “Their expansion will promote economic growth while helping to better serve residents’ health care service needs.”

Solar farms could create green jobs in San Antonio

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The recent creation of the William R. Sinkin Centennial Solar Farms 1 and 2 might mean more green jobs in San Antonio.

CPS Energy’s President and CEO Doyle Beneby, Mayor Juli

Jobs in San Antonio grow

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Great news for Texas job seekers, as it appears jobs in San Antonio are burgeoning.

According to the Texas Labor Market Review, total nonagricultural employment in Texas climbed by an estimated 13,200 jobs in April, a slight improvement over a revised increase of 11,600 positions in March. This series has now added jobs in 27 of the last 28 months, and has risen by more than 540,000 positions over that time frame. Eight of the 11 major industries showed employment increases over the month, led by gains of 7,300 jobs in Construction and 6,300 positions in Manufacturing. Total Nonagricultural Employment ended April at an estimated level of 10,755,600 jobs, an increase of 225,800 jobs over the year. The annual growth rate for the employment series dropped by twotenths of a percentage point for the second month in a row to reach 2.1 percent, the lowest level recorded since December.

After a dip in March, Construction employment rebounded in April with the addition of 7,300 jobs. The April job gains marked the second-largest monthly growth since October 2007. Year-to-date job gains for Construction were positive through April for the fi rst time since 2008. Construction employment expanded at a 2.5 percent annual growth rate, representing the addition of 14,100 jobs over the year. Manufacturing employment rose for a seventh consecutive month with the addition of 6,300 jobs in April. This represented the largest over-the-month gain for the industry since July 1994. Manufacturing grew by 25,400 jobs on an annual basis, marking a 3.1 percent annual growth rate. Durable Goods accounted for 20,600 jobs gained over the year, while Nondurable Goods added 4,800 positions.
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment grew by 2,900 jobs in April, largely reversing the March decline of 3,600 jobs. Retail Trade accounted for 2,300 of the positions added in April. Trade, Transportation, making up just shy of half of those gains with the addition of 21,100 positions. The 2.0 percent annual growth rate for Trade, Transportation, and Utilities marked the lowest over-the-year growth rate for the industry since December 2010.

Red Ventures hires for sales jobs in San Antonio

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

South Carolina-based Red Ventures said this week it is recruiting aggressively for sales jobs in San Antonio and also at its other locations in Wilmington, NC, Miami, and Fort Mill, South Carolina.

The company said the average sales professional earns between $40,000 – $65,000 a year.

The company wants to hire 400 inside sales workers that will be at its four locations.

About 200 will be hired for the Fort Mill location. The rest will be brought on at the other locations.

Employees will receive the salary and full medical benefits and a matching company contribution to 401(k) plans.

Eight hundred people work at the Fort Mill location. The rest of the locations have the rest of the employees.

San Antonio unemployment rate decreases

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The San Antonio unemployment rate has decreased, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. In fact, over the year, 27 states and the district experienced statistically significant increases in employment. The largest increase occurred in Texas (+245,700), followed by California (+181,000) and New York (+155,300). Wisconsin was the only state to show a statistically significant decrease (-23,900).

In March 2012, four states and the district recorded statistically significant over-the-month changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest statistically significant job gains occurred in New York (+19,100), Arizona (+13,500), and Massachusetts (+8,700).

Alabama and Michigan registered the largest jobless rate decreases from March 2011 (-2.0 percentage points each). Sixteen additional states reported smaller but also statistically significant declines over the year. The remaining 32 states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rates that were not appreciably different from those of a year earlier.

Overall, regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in March. Thirty states recorded unemployment rate decreases, 8 states posted rate increases, and 12 states and the District of Columbia had no change.

CSG adds executive jobs in San Antonio

Monday, April 9th, 2012

SG (Culture.Service.Growth.), a veteran-owned contact center outsourcing firm, has announced an addition that will create more executive jobs in San Antonio.

Rosemary Puente will become the Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining CSG, Rosemary served as the Senior Vice President of Service and Claims at USAA. During a tenure that lasted over thirty years at USAA, Rosemary had a tremendous impact on growth and now brings that world class experience and passion for excellence to CSG.

“CSG’s mission to deliver a memorable, world class customer experience within a unique family-oriented and fun culture is tremendously appealing and like none other,

Credit union hires for collections jobs in San Antonio

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Generations Credit Union said it is recruiting for collections jobs in San Antonio, among other positions.

The bank is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at their Northwest Branch located at 6000 N.W. Loop 410. The 72-year-old credit union is currently recruiting for experienced Senior Consumer Loan Underwriters, Home Equity Processor/Team Leaders, Lending Call Center Representatives and Collections Representatives. Individuals who are interested in attending should bring their resumes and should come prepared to interview.

Southwest hiring for customer service jobs in San Antonio

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Southwest Airlines said it has approved a measure to hire over 300 people for customer service jobs in San Antonio, among other positions.

The San Antonio customer service center is growing and moving to a new center in June.

The new location will be at 11711 Interstate 35 North, a former Kmart retail store. The Army was the last tenant in that location.

Southwest reportedly signed a 15-year lease, indicating a lengthy tenure at the location.

The hires will fill the empty seats needed for the expansion.

Starting pay is $12 per hour.

On Thursday the San Antonio City Council approved an incentives package to retain 478 positions at the customer service center and add 322

CSG creates new call center jobs in San Antonio

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

CSG, a contact center outsourcing firm, recently announced it is creating many new call center jobs in San Antonio.

The company said it plans to add at least 150 new positions over the next two months to support new and existing contracts. CSG currently supports several Fortune 500 companies, and has announced agreements with two more Fortune 500 clients. The company

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.