With a new year comes new goals and new opportunities. If you find yourself looking for a new job in 2014, Forbes.com and Manpower have gathered a few suggestions based on surveys of 18,000 employers across the U.S. This survey was taken to determine whether employers plan to add or cut jobs, keep employment levels the same or have yet to make a decision about either for the first quarter of 2014.
According to the survey, the Deltona, Florida metropolitan area, which includes Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, have a net 24 percentof companies who plan to hire new staff in the first quarter of next year.
Coming in second is McAllen, Texas, near the southernmost tip of the state, which plans to add a net 23 percent of employers. One of the factors/jobs increasing the employment rate in McAllen is one that is referred to as “twin maquiladoras.” Auto plants in Mexico produce cars and then companies in McAllen inspect these vehicles and ship them out. Additionally, retail businesses in McAllen, such as Walmart, Costco, Dillard’s and Macy’s also benefit from McAllen’s close proximity to Mexico as people cross the border from Mexico to shop.
Austin, Texas and Cape Coral, Florida tied for third, both citing potential hiring of 20 percent in the first quarter. Austin will be hiring more for high tech companies such as Apple and Samsung, whereas Cape Coral received its boom in retail services due to the recovering housing market and low density rate in the area.
At the bottom of the totem pole is Buffalo, New York, where a net of -3 percent of employers plan to hire during the first quarter. As noted in the survey, “the hiring picture there is not all negative. Though high-paying manufacturing jobs have died out, and the Niagara Falls – related retail and hospitality economy has contracted, there has been growth in green and high tech manufacturing and also in health care and education.”
For more information and videos regarding the findings of the surveys, please visit Manpower.
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Rashida Maples, Esq. is Founder and Managing Partner of J. Maples & Associates (www.jmaplesandassociates.com). She has practiced Entertainment, Real Estate and Small Business Law for 9 years, handling both transactional and litigation matters. Her clients include R&B Artists Bilal and Olivia, NFL Superstar Ray Lewis, Fashion Powerhouse Harlem’s Fashion Row and Hirschfeld Properties, LLC.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
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"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
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Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"