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When it comes to hot markets for jobs paying more than $100,000, Tampa Bay is positively chilly.
By Times Staff
Published January 13, 2008
$100,000 jobs not so easy to find in Tampa
When it comes to hot markets for jobs paying more than $100,000, Tampa Bay is positively chilly. So says TheLadders.com, an online service that tracks hiring patterns in 20 major cities. The hottest $100,000-plus job markets range from New York and San Francisco to Seattle and Chicago. Tampa and Detroit continue to be among the tightest markets in the 20 markets surveyed. For $100,000+ jobs, the survey says PriceWaterhouseCoopers, MetLife and JPMorgan Chase tend to post the most jobs in the pay range. And which companies do those surveyed most want to work for in the area? Ceridian, L-3 Communications and Wachovia. For every job paying $100,000 or more here, there are on average eight candidates.
Jobseekers not short on optimism
Some good news: Despite an ongoing housing slump, rising gas prices and growing speculation about the possibility of recession, a survey of 500 callers by Challenger, Gray & Christmas during a public service event offering free job-search advice found that job seekers remain confident about their ability to gain a new position, with one in four expecting the job search to last two months or less.
CEO blogs get the word out
Prediction about CEO blogs from Toronto Star columnist David Olive: Personal cyberspace diaries by CEOs and other executives, especially when interactive, are turning companies into town squares. CEO blogs, though rare, are emerging as the first means of contacting a global work force and getting real-time feedback from the front lines.
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