From CVS Caremark through Winn Dixie, fast food restaurants and retail dominate this list of 15 employers but healthcare is well-represented with Adventist and Tenet hiring large numbers, too.
These employers are listed in descending order based on the number of jobs they currently have open in the state of Florida .
The jobs with these employers are at all levels, from executive through intern, full-time and part-time. The employer name links to the employer’s company job board where you can search for jobs and apply directly to the employer.
These employers currently have 20,965 jobs open in Florida:
1. CVS/Caremark - 4,252 jobs
CVS has jobs open at various locations across Florida, with the greatest number in Miami (251), followed by Orlando (244), Tampa (149), Jacksonville (135), and Saint Petersburg (104) with the remaining 3,300+ jobs scattered across the rest of the state.
CVS/Caremark is # 117 in the Forbes Global 2000, and # 18 in the 2012 Fortune 500, up from # 21 in 2011. Six hundred CVS/Caremark stores in 25 states in the USA contain an in-store “MinuteClinic” open 7 days a week where nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide in-store patient care including administering vaccinations and doing health screenings.
The job titles in greatest demand for CVS/Caremark in Florida a are Customer Service, Pharmacy Technician, Shift Supervisor, Photo Lab Supervisor, Merchandiser, and Beauty Advisor, plus Overnight Crew, Pharmacy Interns, and an Assistant District Manager of Operations.
According to Wikipedia, ”CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) is an American drug retailing company with a U.S. pharmacy chain. CVS Caremark provides pharmacy services through its over 7,000 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores; its pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy division, Caremark Pharmacy Services; its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its online pharmacy, CVS.com.”
2. McDonald’s - 2,822 jobs
In the state of Florida, McDonald’s has jobs 159 available in Orlando area, followed by Miami (153), Tampa (140), Jacksonville (134), West Palm Beach (64), and the remaining 2,100+ distributed across the rest of the state.
The job titles with the greatest current availability include: Crew, Management, Department Manager, Hourly Manager, Shift Manager, Swing Manager, Salaried Manager, Assistant Manager, and Maintenance, and many other job titles including 47 openings in their “Fast Track GM Program” which sounds very interesting. They also indicate a significant number of part-time opportunities.
McDonald’s is # 186 in the Forbes Global 2000, and #107 in the 2012 Fortune 500 list, up from # 111 in the 2011 list. According to Wikipedia, McDonald’s is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries and is headquartered in the United States (Illinois).
3. BURGER KING – 1,540 jobs
Burger King is hiring at locations in Florida including Miami (213), Orlando (169), Tampa (115), West Palm Beach (49), and other locations across Florida.
The largest number of opportunities are in Restaurant General Manager and Assistant Manager positions (over 900 in total), plus Team Member and Shift Coordinator positions. In addition, the Manager Global Internal Auditor position is open as well as the Senior Analyst Tax and the District Manager for Miami positions.
According to Wikipedia, “Burger King, often abbreviated as BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants headquartered in Miami-Dade County…” It was long the # 2 fast food chain behind McDonald’s, but lost that spot in 2012 to the Wendy’s chain of restaurants. Burger King is now # 3 in the food chain of fast food restaurant chains. It was partially owned by Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs, but in late 2010 3G Capital of Brazil acquired a majority stake.
4. Adventist Health System - 1,479 jobs
Adventist has jobs open across the state of Florida, focused in Orlando, Celebration, Zephyrhills, Tavares, Deland, and Winter Park, among many locations.
The open jobs are primarily in nursing, healthcare technologies, management, therapy and rehabilitation, radiology and imaging, and technology.
According to Wikipedia, “The Adventist Health System is a non-profit health care organization which operates facilities within the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United States. It is run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.” In Florida, Adventist operates 23 hospitals, 8 home health agencies, 6 nursing homes, and 5 other facilities.
5. Staples - 1,216 jobs
Staples job opportunities are distributed in Miami (67), Orlando (62), Tampa (56), Naples (44), Jacksonville (37), and many other cities and towns.
The job titles currently available include: Easy Technology Expert, Easy Resident Technician, Furniture Associate, Customer Service Lead, Inventory Associate, Copy and Print Center Associate, Copy and Print Center Expert, Cashier, and much more. (Staples is home to the “Easy” button, if you’ve noticed their ads.)
According to Wikipedia, “Staples sells supplies, office machines, promotional products, furniture, technology and business services both in stores and online.” It is a very large office supply chain store, with over 2,000 stores worldwide in 26 countries. Staples is # 571 on the Forbes Global 2000 list, and # 114 on the 2012 Fortune 500 list, down from 108 in 2011.
6. Taco Bell – 1,214 jobs
In Florida, Taco Bell has jobs open in Orlando (126),plus 85 in Jacksonville, 76 in Miami, 50 in Tampa, 30 in Tallahassee, and many more at Taco Bell locations across Florida.
Open positions include mostly hourly jobs, like Shift Lead, Team Member, and Team Member Trainer, plus non-hourly positions like Restaurant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Food Service General Manager, and Restaurant General Manager.
According to Wikipedia, “Taco Bell is an American chain of fast-food restaurants based in Irvine, California. A subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., they serve a variety of Tex-Mex foods including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, other specialty items. Taco Bell serves more than 2 billion customers each year in more than 5,800 restaurants in the U.S.” Pizza Hunt, # 14 below, is also owned by Yum! Brands.
7. Toys R Us - 1,168 jobs
In the state of Florida, Toys R Us has jobs open in Orlando (86), Miami (68), Clearwater (42), Jacksonville (42), Royal Palm Beach (40), and many more across Florida.
The job titles with the greatest availability include: Assembler, Department Supervisor, Pricing and Signage Team Member, Store Receiving Specialist, Sales Team Member, Off-Hours Stock Crew, Sales Team, Human Resources Department Supervisor, Back of House Specialist, and Maintenance / Housekeeping Team Member.
According to Wikipedia, “Toys R Us is an international toy and juvenile-products retailer operating more than 875 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores in the United States. It exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and a portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com and FAO.com.”
8. Miami Dade College – 1,154 jobs
Miami Dade’s openings are mostly in Miami (788), but also in Hialeah (202), Doral (78), and Homestead (77).
Open positions include Adjunct Faculty in College Prep English Writing, English for Academic Purposes, College Prep English Reading, Mathematics, Economics, History, English, Business Law, and Virtual College. Other open positions include Campus Director of Learning Resources, Custodian, Part-Time Tutor Coordinator, and many more related positions. In addition, 4 Assistant Vice Provost, Architectural Planning and Design positions are also open.
With 8 local campuses and over 174,000 students from across the globe, state-supported Miami Dade College is an impressive organization. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. MDC features numerous Continuing Education classes, online credit classes through the Virtual College, the New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and Dual Enrollment.
The campuses include: Hialeah Campus (1780 W 49th Street, Hialeah), Homestead Campus (500 College Terrace, Homestead), InterAmerican Campus (627 SW 27th Avenue, Miami), Kendall Campus (11011 SW 104 Street, Miami), Medical Center Campus (950 NW 20 Street, Miami), North Campus (11380 NW 27 Avenue, Miami), West Campus (3800 NW 115th Avenue, Doral), and Wolfson Campus (300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami).
9. Tenet Healthcare - 1,013 jobs
Tenet openings in Florida include: 255 open in West Palm Beach, 139 in Hialeah, 130 in Miami, 122 in Delray Beach, 103 in Fort Lauderdale, and many others across the state.
The open positions range from physicians and nurses to physical therapists, paramedics and medical technicians.
According to Wikipedia, “Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health-care delivery systems company based in Dallas, Texas. THC owns and operates 49 acute-care hospitals in 11 states and 90 outpatient centers in 12 states, with a majority of these hospitals (32) in California, Florida and Texas. The company’s hospitals offer acute care, radiology and respiratory therapy services, as well as operating and recovery rooms, clinical laboratories and pharmacies. In addition, Tenet hospitals offer intensive care, critical care and coronary care units; physical therapy; orthopedic, oncology, outpatient, organ transplant and surgical services.”
10. Winn Dixie - 983 jobs
Florida openings for Winn Dixie are located in Jacksonville (121), Miami (94), Plantation (42), Lake Worth (32), Orlando (22), and many other locations.
Open jobs, all part-time, currently include Guest Service Lead, Grocery Team Member, Bakery Team Member, Produce Team Member, Self-Check Out Team Member, Dairy Team Member, Seafood Team Member, Meat Team Member, Meat Cutter, Cashier, Night Stocker, and Liquor Store Team Member.
According to Wikipedia, “Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is an American supermarket chain based in Jacksonville, Florida. Winn-Dixie currently operates 485 stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi. On March 9, 2012, Winn-Dixie became a wholly owned subsidiary of Bi-Lo Holding, with the combined headquarters located in Jacksonville.”
11. Best Buy - 897 jobs
In Florida, Best Buy’s job openings are in these locations: Miami (88), Jacksonville (66), Orlando (62), Tampa (49), Fort Myers (34), and many other Florida locations.
The job titles for the positions available include: Supervisor – Non-Sales, Geek Squad Deputy of Counter Intelligence (Computer Tech), Mobile Wireless Sales Consultant, Asset Protection Specialist, Product Process Associate, Geek Squad Automotive Installation Technician, Customer Service Specialist, Geek Squad Counter Intelligence Agent (Computer Tech), Sales Associate, Home Delivery Driver, and many more. Most interesting: Musical Instruments Specialist.
Best Buy is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics. It is # 468 on the 2012 Forbes Global 2000 List, and #53 on 2012 Fortune 500 (# 47 in 2011). Best Buy competes with Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, and Staples in the specialty retailer industry.
12. Regis Corporation - 853 jobs
In Florida, Regis opportunities are in Fort Myers (48), Bradenton (30), Tampa (29), Miami (28), Lakeland (25), and other Florida locations.
Open positions include SmartStyle Stylist, Supercuts Stylist, Regis Salon Stylist, First Choice Stylist (both full-time and part-time), SmartStyle Salon Manager, Salon Manager, MasterCuts Stylist, and many more stylist opportunities.
According to Wikipedia, “Regis Corporation is the largest hair salon chain in the world, with over 11,000 salons (including both company-owned and franchises), it is ranked 712 on the Fortune 1000. It has its headquarters in Edina, Minnesota.”
It runs many familiar salon chains: SmartStyle, CostCutters, MasterCuts, BestCuts, holiday hair, and many other. Regis also owns Sassoon Academies and is part-owner of the Empire Education Group which owns Empire Beauty Schools and The Hair Design School.
13. Hess Corporation - 815 jobs
In Florida, Hess openings include 87 open in Jacksonville, and additional jobs open in Tampa (38), Orlando (36), Fort Myers (33), Fort Lauderdale (27) and other locations across the state.
The most numerous openings currently are Sales Associate, Assistant Manager, and Senior Sales Associate with several Food Service Manager positions available.
According to Wikipedia, “The Hess Corporation (formerly Amerada Hess) is an American-based integrated oil company based in New York City. The company explores, produces, transports, and refines crude oil and natural gas. Vertically completing the logistical chain, about 1,360 Hess branded filling stations market gasoline to consumers in 16 states along the East Coast of the United States. Refined petroleum products, as well as natural gas and electricity, are marketed to customers throughout the East Coast of the United States.”
14. Pizza Hut - 790 jobs
Pizza Hut opportunites in the state of Florida are in Jacksonville (115), followed by Orlando (44), Miami (32), Tampa (28), Gainsville (21), plus many other locations.
The job titles currently with the greatest availability include: Restaurant General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Team Member, Delivery Driver, Shift Manager, and Server.
According to Wikipedia, “Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise that offers different styles of pizza. Pizza Hut is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company (which also owns Taco Bell, # 6 below, and KFC). As of 2012, there were more than 6,000 Pizza Hut restaurants in the United States, and more than 5,139 store locations in 94 other countries and territories around the world.” Yum! Brands is # 605 in the Forbes Global 200, and # 213 on the 2012 Fortune 500 (up from # 214 in 2011).
15. Boston Market - 770 jobs
In Florida, Boston Market’s opportunities range from Tampa (55) to Miami (44), Orlando (44), Fort Lauderdale (33), Boca Raton (33), and many other locations.
The jobs currently available include Shift Supervisor, Utility, General Manager, Catering Driver, Area Manager, Carver, Cashier, and Server.
According to Wikipedia, “Boston Market, known as Boston Chicken until 1995, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, is a chain of American fast casual restaurants. It is owned by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.”
More Jobs in Florida:
Check out Job-Hunt’s Directory of Florida’s Largest Employers which includes over 200 Florida employers, from hospitals and medical centers to colleges and universities, banks, insurance companies, and many other Florida employers.
Most Popular Careers in Florida gives you a breakdown by city of which careers are most numerous in a given Florida city.
More Jobs, Information, and Resources by State:
- Job-Hunt’s Directory of Employers
- Job-Hunt’s Directory of US Government Employers
- Job-Hunt’s Directory of the Fortune 500 Employers by State
- Job-Hunt’s Association Directory
© Copyright, 2012, Susan P. Joyce. All rights reserved.
About the author…
Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. In 1998, her company, NETability, Inc. purchased Job-Hunt.org, and Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt since then. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Google+.