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Old 10-15-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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Are most of the jobs in Tampa bay, or are they pretty evenly spread throughout the area?
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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Depends on the type of jobs. White collar jobs can be found Downtown Tampa, Westshore Business District, Downtown St Pete, whearas blue collar and service industry jobs are generally going to be better in areas with the highest population. MacDill AirForce base provides opportunities as well.

I don't think the tampa st. pete area is particularly known for it's booming industry in during these tough times. In August, Tampa-St. Pete had an 11.3% unemployment rate, higher then the National average.

Identifying a specific industry will likely enable people here to provide better insight when answering your question.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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Depends on the type of jobs. White collar jobs can be found Downtown Tampa, Westshore Business District, Downtown St Pete, whearas blue collar and service industry jobs are generally going to be better in areas with the highest population. MacDill AirForce base provides opportunities as well.

I don't think the tampa st. pete area is particularly known for it's booming industry in during these tough times. In August, Tampa-St. Pete had an 11.3% unemployment rate, higher then the National average.

Identifying a specific industry will likely enable people here to provide better insight when answering your question.
I have an economics degree, but I am under 25 and open to doing things outside the field. I would do anything that will give me a good salary.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Middle TN
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I have an economics degree, but I am under 25 and open to doing things outside the field. I would do anything that will give me a good salary.
I am in a similar situation...24, about to graduate with my MBA, and am currently in the process of relocating to the area. I'm not sure how much research you've done but almost all of the white-collar I have found are in Tampa with a few here and there at Company HQs in St. Pete. Although, I'm in TN now so i don't have the advantage of a local network to source jobs from either.

Its rough out there, I consider myself to have a decent background/resume but there are so many unemployed professionals with years of experience. Ive already applied to 40 or so jobs with no luck . Like you said, be open to new possibilities/positions as it is definitely an "employers' market." Just keep looking and you will find something.
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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theres jobs around here right now?
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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Are most of the jobs in Tampa bay, or are they pretty evenly spread throughout the area?
I found more jobs are concentrated in the "carillon parkway" and "Gateway" area in St.Pete/Clearwater than in the Tampa area(not sure about downtown Tampa)
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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I have an economics degree, but I am under 25 and open to doing things outside the field. I would do anything that will give me a good salary.
I would suggest that you look into setting up your own business At your age and in this economic environment, you are at a prime time to take this step. I am much older, but did take that step a few years ago. The rewards of setting your own goals and accomplishing them are tremendous. My business is growing, simple and affords me the time to do what I want. Moderator cut: ..

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Old 11-03-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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noticed that local hospitals are hiring seasonal employees - healthcare type jobs - Dec/Jan through May to take care of the snowbirds who move down every winter.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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I have an economics degree, but I am under 25 and open to doing things outside the field. I would do anything that will give me a good salary.
On this forum, you can check you settings and select social groups, where you will find home based businesses. There are several entries there from people providing you options to check out. A good thing about a home based business, is that it does not matter so much where you live.
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