Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Jacksonville Employment

Jacksonville and Duval County Employment
One of the best things about Jacksonville and Duval county is the abundance of career opportunities.
Whether you're an entrepreneur or a corporate executive, Jacksonville has a position for you. Since there is no state or local income tax, you take home more. That combined with a low cost of living means a better lifestyle.

Some statistics:
• As of may 2004 per the US Department of labor in Jacksonville:
• Number of workers-544,350
• Median hourly wage $13.07 to $16.70
• Entry $7.87 per hour
• Experienced $21.11 average per hour
• Annual wage $34,190

For specific figures by occupation go to http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_3600.htm#b00-0000


The areas top 20 employers as of late 2003 per the Jacksonville Chamber of commerce http://www.myjaxchamber.com/business_information/jobs.asp#top20
• Naval Air Station Jacksonville U.S. Navy 19,537
• Naval Station Mayport U.S. Navy 15,293
• Duval County Public Schools Public Education 14,962
• Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. Supermarket (Corporate Headquarters) 12,253
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. Health Insurance 9,200
• City of Jacksonville Municipal Government 7,100
• State of Florida State Government 7,056
• Publix Supermarkets, Inc. Regional Supermarket Distribution Center 7,000
• Baptist Health System Healthcare 5,824
• Wal-Mart Stores Retail 5,800
• Bank of America Regional Banking Systems Headquarters 5,500
• CSX Transportation Railroad Corporate Headquarters 5,200
• United Parcel Service Worldwide Parcel Delivery 4,970
• U.S. Postal Service 4,184
• St. Lukes Hospital Hospital 4,106
• Naval Air Depot Maintenance/Repair Overhaul 4,000
• St. Vincent's Health System Healthcare 4,000
• Citibank Credit Care Company 3,800
• Shands Jacksonville Hospital Healthcare 3,700
• Florida Community College of Jacksonville Community College 3,684

Additional resources for job and demographic information
Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Florida (BEBR)

U.S Census Bureau

Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation – Labor Market Information
State jobs http://dms.myflorida.com/

*If you have to work for a living, you might as well be in a great environment.


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