Job Report

 

Central Florida’s Record Number of Job Openings in All Sectors Challenging Employers and Recruiting Budgets to Stay Competitive

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2019 Survey Report

 

April 24, 2019 – Orlando, FL – The 11th Annual OrlandoJobs.com Employment Survey, in which phone interviews were conducted of 81 employers who represent 211,066 workers in Central Florida. In this survey, it was evident that employers are having a hard time finding skilled talent to fill the record amount of jobs that are open in Central Florida. In all 17 sectors surveyed, employers are spending record recruiting budgets to fill open positions so they can stay competitive and maximize company profits./p>

“The big challenge is just not all the job openings; it is also the location of jobs, wage competitiveness and true skill set match” states Roger Lear, author of the survey and President/CEO of OrlandoJobs.com. “We have had record employment the last three years but this year is different because many employers surveyed said their low compensation isn’t attracting new workers and current talent are leaving for companies with more vibrant compensation packages.”

Additional key findings from the 2019 Central Florida Employment Outlook Survey:

  • A total of 11,081 currently open within the 81 surveyed companies with another 18,555 open for the rest of 2019.
  • Largest labor force ever (1.30 million) in the Orlando MSA.
  • 98% of companies plan on hiring at least one person in 2019
  • 80% of companies currently have open jobs
  • 32% of companies surveyed will be hiring 50 or more employees in 2019
  • Hiring challenges in 2019 include employee retention (quit rate is historically high), competition for top talent and lack of resources for hiring.

 

“Orlando leads the state and most the county in job growth” states Lear. “With a record number of workers in professional services and hospitality, the region jobs growth needs both higher salaried skill employees and many entry-level hourly employees to keep moving forward. With unemployment under 4%, it will be hard to sustain this growth”.

 

 

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OrlandoJobs.com, part of the Great Job Spot Network, is the powerful, pre-eminent career platform in Central Florida, and the only digital job board optimized for mobile, on-the-go usage by jobseekers. With more than 100,000 visitors per month, and over 2,400 employers, there is no better place to find a job. The site was founded in 2005 by Roger Lear and Scott Kotroba, and is the official employment website of the Great Orlando Society of Human Resources (www.GoSHRM.com). OrlandoJobs.com’s sister company, the GreatInsuranceJobs.com Network, is the leading insurance employment network in the nation. The OrlandoJobs.com and Great Job Spot Network proudly partner with and power the career centers on OrlandoWeekly.com, GOSHRM and WKMG Local 6 ClickOrlando.com.

 


 
Previous OrlandoJobs.com White Papers

 

2018 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
(Updated May 7, 2018)

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Projection: Central Florida Employment Survey Shows 2018 Will Have Record Hiring and Job Openings

2017 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
(Updated March 27, 2017)

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Projection: Central Florida will experience record hiring

2016 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
(Updated March 27, 2016)

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Projection: Central Florida will experience record hiring

2015 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
(Updated April 16, 2015)

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Projection: 2015 Will Be the Best Hiring Year Ever

2014 Employment Outlook for Central Florida-
(Updated April 1, 2014)
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MORE THAN 11,500 OPEN JOBS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
And 17,000 More Projected for 2013

2013 Employment Outlook for Central Florida -
(Updated February 15, 2013)
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MORE THAN 8,000 OPEN JOBS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
And 19,300 More Projected For 2012

2012 Employment Outlook for Central Florida -
(Updated February 15, 2012)
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MORE THAN 11,500 OPEN JOBS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
And 16,000 More Projected For 2012

2011 Employment Outlook for Central Florida -
(Updated February 11, 2011)
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OrlandoJobs.com Survey Finds 10,000 Available Jobs in Central Florida
Another 10,000 Jobs Projected by Companies for 2011 Hiring

2010 Employment Outlook for Central Florida
Updated February 28, 2010
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The unemployment rate for January 2010 in Central Florida, at 11.9%, is the highest unemployment in the Orlando MSA since June 1975. OrlandoJobs.com surveyed 112 Central Florida companies to gauge the 2010 employment outlook. Direct phone interviews were conducted with senior human resource management and business owners in these companies. Combined, the survey participants employ 118,995 workers in Central Florida.

2009 3rd and 4th Quarter Employment Outlook for Central Florida
(2010 Outlook)
Updated September 3, 2009
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OrlandoJobs.com surveyed 174 Central Florida companies between June 8 and July 14, 2009. Direct phone interviews were conducted with senior human resource management and business owners in these companies, which covered more than 19 different sectors. Combined, the survey participants employ 100,574 workers in Central Florida. This report on their outlook for Q3/Q4 is a follow-up to the 2009 Employment Outlook white paper released by OrlandoJobs.com on 2/28/09. The aim with this paper, as with the first, is to get to the real pulse of this historic employment marketplace for Central Florida.

2009 Hiring Projections for Central Florida- White Paper
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OrlandoJobs.com surveyed 277 Central Florida Companies between January 14th and January 30th. Direct phone interviews were conducted with Senior Human Resources Management and Business Owners in companies from a mix of industries. These companies' combine to employ 86,399 Central Florida based employees. This report will serve to give some insight to who is currently hiring, the type of jobs that are open and the forecast for hiring for 2009. All participants were also asked questions about the recruiting challenges they face in 2009. Job seekers, pay special attention to Page 12. It will give you some great tips on how to find a job in the hidden job market.

 

Contact Information:

Please direct all inquiries to:

Roger Lear
President
OrlandoJobs.com
43 East Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32801
407-645-4224
Roger@OrlandoJobs.com

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OrlandoJobs.com, part of the Great Job Spot Network, is the powerful, pre-eminent career platform in Central Florida, and the only digital job board optimized for mobile, on-the-go usage by jobseekers. With more than 200,000 visitors per month, and 2,400 employers, there is no better place to find a job. The site was founded in 2005 by Roger Lear and Scott Kotroba, and is the official employment website of the Great Orlando Society of Human Resource Association (GOSHRM.com). OrlandoJobs.com’s sister company, the GreatInsuranceJobs.com Network, is the leading insurance employment network in the nation. The OrlandoJobs.com and Great Job Spot Network proudly partner and power the career centers on OrlandoWeekly.com, GOSHRM.org and WKMG Local 6 ClickOrlando.com.