Thursday, December 08, 2005

Florida Employment

Florida Employment
Florida is the countries economic hotspot. With low taxes, reasonably priced land, convenient transport and beautiful weather, Florida has produced more jobs than any other state.

So, if you have to work for a living, why not work where it’s warm and there are beaches and palm trees? Just because you can relax on the weekends, diving, fishing etc year round, doesn’t mean you’ll lose your edge…unless you go to Key West that is (just kidding)
If you’re unsure of the job market here or worry about replacing or finding a new job…Relax.
If you’re a hard worker, and show up on time you’ll do fine, regardless of where you live in the 48. Good people really ARE hard to find.
Now for some facts:
• Florida has a tremendously diverse economy. Major employers encompass retail, manufacturing, farming, aerospace, government, communications and computers.
• Another prime employer here is the construction industry and all it’s related categories.
• In fact, construction in Florida figures more prominently than the national average. This is due to the fact that more people are moving to Florida than any other state. (3 times as many as California) This of course feeds on itself. The more people the more services needed equals more jobs.
• In 2005 83% of the business leaders in Florida predict growth and 9 out of 10 CEO’s predict their sales goals will be met. Overall the climate here is very good.
A couple good sites to check out are and

For current statistics as to employment rate and economic indicators go to
As of May 2005 Florida has a 4% unemployment rate.
The Best Ten Cities for Jobs as of 2004
• 1. Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL
• 2. Las Vegas, NV
• 3. Phoenix-Mesa, AZ
• 4. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL
• 5. Daytona Beach, FL
• 6. Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
• 7. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.
• 8. Riverside-San Bernardino, CA
• 9. Fort Lauderdale, FL
• 10. Monmouth-Ocean, NJ
Above information per the Job search site at
Another great site for a Job search is at
In conclusion, the jobs in Florida are incredibly diverse. Regardless of your trade/occupation there is a job here for you. As I said above, if you have to work for a living, why not do it where there is good weather and beaches nearby.

Remember not making a decision is still a decision!
For more specific information, check out the employment sections in the area dropdown lists to the left.

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