Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Houston Teaching Jobs Grow Most Over Month, Year

Those with Houston teaching jobs and healthcare jobs did better than workers in other industries last month.

During August, the Houston area's unemployment rate decreased to 8.7 percent after remaining at 8.8 percent for two consecutive months. That decrease keeps the city's rate below the national average of 9.6 percent.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area had a total non-farm employment of 2,511,200 workers, which is up from 2,510,800 workers during July and the exact same as this time last year.

It was a good month for the education and health services industry, which added 2,600 jobs between July and August. Employment in the industry also increased by 3.2 percent over the year, tying it with the mining and logging industry for the biggest yearly growth. Check out this classroom teacher job description.

Other industries that saw a monthly employment increase include: trade, transportation and utilities by 1,700 jobs; professional and business services by 1,000 jobs; manufacturing by 800 jobs; construction by 700 jobs; financial activities by 200 jobs; and mining and logging by 100 jobs.

Although it increased by 1.5 percent over the year, the government industry by far lost the most workers between July and August, as the industry's workforce decreased by 5,300 jobs over the month.

The following industries also saw monthly employment declines: leisure and hospitality by 700 jobs, other services by 600 jobs, and information by 100 jobs.

Three other industries grew between August 2009 and August 2010, including leisure and hospitality and manufacturing by .5 percent each and other services by .4 percent.

Other industries that saw a decrease in employment over the year include: construction by 6.2 percent; information by 5.5 percent; trade, transportation and utilities by 1 percent; financial activities by .9 percent; and professional and business services by .5 percent.

City of Phoenix Jobs Created by Broadband Grant

A new round of funding will not only create City of Phoenix jobs, but also will increase Internet access across the state.

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that it will award a $39.2 million grant to GovNET, Inc. to build a statewide broadband network. The funding was awarded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

GovNET is based in Scottsdale, a nearby suburb of Phoenix. The company will use the funding for a 5 SONET-ring microwave and fiber network meant to bring increased broadband capacity and Internet connectivity to all 15 counties throughout Arizona.

"Arizona's vast stretches of missing middle mile infrastructure may soon become a thing of the past," Gov. Jan Brewer said. "Not only will this project create Arizona jobs, the broadband capacity it brings will help with everything from enhancing rural schools and libraries to networking hospitals and healthcare providers.

"The network also allows for direct communication channels between multiple law enforcement agencies with the potential to improve interoperability issues along the border," she added.

NTIA asked governors from each state to submit comments about the broadband grant applications that would impact their own states. Brewer created the Arizona Broadband Advisory Committee to evaluate applications from Arizona.

That committee was made up of representatives from 10 different state agencies and was chaired by Chad Kirkpatrick, CIO and director of the Government Information Technology Agency.

"The results of this grant will bring high speed Internet connectivity to many underserved areas of the state," he said. "This is a great day for Arizona’s future."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Jobs in San Antonio Supported by Collaborative Effort

A collaborative effort among local leaders, businesses, and educational institutions is helping to create jobs in San Antonio.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it will award $400,000 in federal funding to Port San Antonio next year. The funding will allow PSA to collaborate with St. Philip's College to provide additional training in industries that have a presence at the port.

Some of the funding will be used to support training programs tailored to the needs of existing aerospace companies at PSA, while some will be used to support similar training for future PSA aerospace customers, both of which are aimed at attracting new businesses to the area.

PSA is already home to 13 aerospace-related companies, including: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Chromalloy, Standard Aero, Pratt & Whitney, and Gore Design Completions, among others. If you're an employer at one of these companies and are looking to hire or train workers, check out employee background check services (Click here).

"Top aerospace companies have set up shop at Port San Antonio in large part because of the well-trained workers that emerge from the programs at St. Philip's, and we look forward to building on that record of success," Bruce Miller, PSA president and CEO, told the San Antonio Business Journal.

In addition, some of the funding will be used to train workers who live in one of the two school districts surrounding the port, including South San Antonio Independent School District and Edgewood Independent School District.

So far, PSA has obtained more than $900,000 to support educational efforts in the San Antonio area, including $345,000 that was given to St. Philip's in 2008 to develop customized worker training for aerospace companies at the port.

The port also has established scholarship funds worth $160,000 for incoming students at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Alamo Colleges.

Best Denver Restaurant Jobs in Fast Food

If you're looking for Denver restaurant jobs, you may want to check out opportunities with one of the many fast-food chains that began in the city.

Many popular national chain restaurants were founded in Denver, and while many are still based in the city, some have relocated their headquarters to nearby suburbs such as Wheat Ridge, Broomfield, and Golden.

There are a variety of food jobs available at these fast-food restaurants, including everything from short-order cooks and food prep workers to waiters and waitresses to managers and supervisors.

The popular restaurants that started in Denver include:
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill - Founded by Steve Ellis in 1993, this restaurant specializes in burritos and tacos. The company prides itself on serving "Food with Integrity," an effort to use organic ingredients and naturally-raised meat. Chipotle currently employs more than 22,000 workers and has more than 1,000 restaurants throughout the country. The restaurant brought in $126 million during 2009.
  • Quizno's - This restaurant, which specializes in offering toasted subs, is the second-largest submarine sandwich shop in America. Quizno's was founded in 1978 by Terrell Braly and a group of investors. Although the company has faced some profitability issues and several lawsuits in recent years, there are still more than 4,000 Quizno's restaurants throughout America.
  • Smashburger - Founded in 2007 by Tom Ryan, this restaurant is known for serving burgers. The company received a $15 million investment in 2009 that was used to expand throughout the country. There are currently Smashburger restaurants in 12 states throughout America and the company plans to open several more stores by the end of the year.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill - This restaurant serves "Fresh Mex" cuisine. The company was founded in 1995 by Anthony Miller and Robert Hauser and is now owned by Jack in the Box. There are currently more than 450 Qdoba restaurants throughout the country.
  • Noodles & Company - Founded in 1995 by Aaron Kennedy, this restaurant serves Asian, Mediterranean and American food. It's well-known for offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. There are currently more than 240 Noodles & Company restaurants throughout 18 states.
  • Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard - This restaurant serves premium burgers and fresh frozen custard. The restaurant began in 1987 as Good Times Drive-Thru Burgers and is now owned by Good Times Restaurants Inc. The company currently operates 55 restaurants, 44 of which are in Colorado, and plans to expand in the near future.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

San Diego Medical Jobs for Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologists are among some of the most important San Diego medical jobs.

Anesthesiologists are physicians that focus on providing care and pain relief to surgical patients. Their main responsibility is to monitor a patient's vital life functions during surgery, including heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and breathing.

When not working in the operating room, anesthesiologists provide pain relief to patients in the intensive care unit, those suffering from chronic pain, and those in labor. They often work with other physicians and surgeons to determine appropriate treatments and procedures.

Physicians and surgeons typically undergo four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school, and three to eight years of internship and residency. In addition, all states require that these employees obtain the proper license.

In California, anesthesiologists must obtain a general anesthesia permit, which requires a minimum of one year of residency in anesthesia, an approved graduate program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, or a fellowship in anesthesia.

There were about 661,400 physicians and surgeons throughout the nation during 2008, with about 5.5 percent of those positions belonging to anesthesiologists, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall employment is expected to increase by 22 percent by 2018.

Employment of anesthesiologists in San Diego County is anticipated to grow from 330 workers during 2006 to 380 workers by 2016, resulting in 50 additional jobs and an overall increase of 15.2 percent, according to the California Employment Development Department.

During 2010, the average wage for anesthesiologists in the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area was $110.70 per hour. Offices of physicians are responsible for employing 72 percent of anesthesiologists in San Diego County.