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Defense & Security

Besides MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa Bay also has:

  • 2 four-star Combatant Commands—U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
  • 38 additional mission partners operate from MacDill AFB, in addition to specialized security and intelligence firms.
  • A Special Operations lab. Under an agreement with USSOCOM, the Doolittle Institute implement SOFWERX as a public organization to assist with the collaboration, innovation, prototyping, and exploration with industry, labs, and academic partners.

Leading companies

AC4S, Acuity Solutions, Aero SimulationArma Global Corporation, CAE, Camber, Celestar Corporation, CLI Solutions, Crystal Clear Technologies, CWU Inc.DRS Technologies, GE Aviation, General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Honeywell, Jacobs Technology, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Nitro, Northrop GrummanRaytheon, Smartronix, Vykin, and VATC.

 

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Defense Security, Tampa Bay, Florida

Employer Spotlight: CAE

CAE USA, located in Tampa, provides modeling and simulation technologies, integrated training solutions and training system support services for various defense and government agencies in the USA, Central and South America. The company has almost 30 years experience in training the United States Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard, as well international military and commercial operators who fly the venerable Hercules aircraft.

 

CAE owns and operates a comprehensive training center in Tampa, Florida for operators of the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules aircraft (also called the C-130/L-382 as a commercial variant). CAE's C-130 Tampa Training Center offers bilingual (English/Spanish) aircrew and maintenance courses in 15 state-of-the-art classrooms.

 

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Information Technology

In the past few years, Tampa Bay’s IT job growth has skyrocketed to be twice the rate of overall job growth in the area. Plus, 20% of the state’s IT workforce is here, so when you think tech, think Tampa Bay.

  • #1 concentration of .NET developers, data warehousing specialists and Hadoop developers in Florida.
  • #2 concentration of NoSQL developers and e-commerce professionals.
  • #3 concentration of PHP developers.
  • #1 in Florida and #10 in the U.S. for the number of computer network architects employed.

Leading companies

Accusoft, Agile ThoughtAshcomm LLC, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CA Technologies, Catalina Marketing, Cognizant, CohesionConnectWise, Crystal Clear Technologies, Digital Hands, Fintech, Greenway Health, Healthesystems, Jagged Peak, LabTech Software, myMatrixx, NielsenNitroOpen Text, ReliaQuest, SunView Software, Sykes EnterprisesSyniverse, Tech Data, Triad Retail MediaTribridge and Vology.

 

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Information Technology, Tampa Bay, Florida

Employer Spotlight: ReliaQuest

ReliaQuest, LLC a pioneer in IT security solutions, ensures organizations remain secure and compliant as the IT world changes; empowering IT professionals with the latest relevant security technology innovations and services that simplify often complex interactions between security, risk and compliance in order to minimize loss of data, business disruptions and reputation.

 

ReluaQuest offer benefits that go beyond the basics, which include: 100% Paid Health Insurance Premiums for Employees, $800 Annual HSA Contribution, Tuition Reimbursement, personalized Training & Development, Maternity & Paternity Leave, and Start with 20 Days of PTO

 

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Employer Spotlight: USAA

  The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products, and advice to over 12 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength.

 

USAA has a major presence in Tampa with two facilities. The larger facility is in northeast Tampa, the New Tampa area of Commerce Park. It is built on a beautiful 128-acre campus and home to 1,800 employees. Their Crosstown office near Brandon is home to another 800 people. Amenities in Tampa include on-site cafeterias, fitness centers, primary care clinics, child development center (New Tampa only) and more.

 

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Financial & Professional Services

As the fastest growing industry in Tampa Bay, our financial and professional services businesses have year-over-year employment gains of nearly 4.7% and a total workforce of more than 210,000. Nearly one in four business and information services firms in Florida call Tampa Bay home and let’s just say, the pay isn’t bad either. No wonder Tampa is Nerdwallet’s third best city in Florida for millennial job seekers. Industry Sectors (jobs):

  • 56% Corporation, subsidiary, and regional managing offices
  • 27% Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll
  • 17% Computer systems and design services

Leading companies

Aetna, AmgenBristol-Myers Squibb, Capital One, Citi, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Franklin Templeton Investments, Humana, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, MetLife, Morgan Stanley, New York Life, Progressive Insurance, PSCU, PwC, Raymond James Financial, Sykes Enterprises, T. Rowe PriceTransferWise, Willis Towers Watson and USAA.

 

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Life Sciences & Health Care

Revolutionary breakthroughs in research, simulation and personalized medicine led by the work of both public institutions and private companies throughout Hillsborough County are changing the DNA of health care, and Tampa Bay is gaining a global reputation as a growing research and development hub. Globally renowned corporations such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson have chosen Tampa Bay for major North American operations, adding fuel to the innovation fire.   Industry Sectors:

  • 48% Biotechnology/Diagnostic Testing
  • 35% Medical Devices
  • 16% Specialty Pharma & Pharmaceuticals

Leading companies

Amgen, Bausch + Lomb, Baxter, Bovie Medical Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CONMEDJohnson & Johnson, Inspirata, Laser Spine Institute, LifeLink, Lions Eye Institute, M2Gen, Medtronic, Moffitt Cancer CenterQuest Diagnostics and Xcelience.

 

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Life Science Health Care, Tampa Bay, Florida

Employer Spotlight: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. Their state-of-the-art North America Capability Center in Tampa is now hiring positions with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and real work-life balance.

 

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Manufacturing, Distribution & Logistics

The world has taken notice. Companies like Jabil have established global headquarters in Tampa Bay among more than 2,000 other manufacturing firms that employ 60,000 people. There are also close to 500 foreign-owned companies from 40 nations that have made successful operations here.   We’ve got connections:

  • Port Tampa Bay is the largest and most diversified port in Florida, with more than 5,000 acres and handling every kind of cargo imaginable. It is also the closest full service port to the Panama Canal, which means businesses benefit from expanded trade with Asia and Latin America.
  • Tampa Gateway Rail Terminal extends the port’s reach to the Midwest, Northeast and other major U.S. destinations through the CSX Rail network.
  • Tampa International Airport serves approximately 17 million people each year with major air carriers. More than 70 nonstop flights to domestic and international destinations and 200 flights daily gets you there and back quickly.

Leading companies

Acoustiblok, Amalie Oil Company, Bausch + Lomb Pharmaceuticals, Bertram Yachts, Chromalloy Castings, CONMED, Cott Beverages, Custom Cable, Gerdau, Jabil, James Hardie, LidWorks, Masonite, Medtronic, Metrohm, MosaicTampa Tank and Florida Structural Steel, and TSE Industries.

 

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Manufacturing, Tampa Bay, Florida

Employer Spotlight: Bertram

Bertram is a legendary sportfishing luxury yacht manufacturer, known for outstanding performance in big seas & leading edge marine design innovation. The company creates performance oriented, functional, high-quality sportfishing boats at their international headquarters in Tampa.

 

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Information Technology

Powerhouse. As the #1 job creator in the South (ZipRecruiter), Tampa Bay basically is the IT job sector in Florida. With the average wage per year easily passing $70k for several IT jobs, and a laundry list of tech companies planting roots, Tampa Bay is the hot place to be for tech.



Employer Spotlight: Bertram



Defense & Security

Tampa Bay is home to MacDill Air Force Base and a $14 billion (with a “b”) military industry. Cybersecurity, intelligence and analysis, training and simulation, advanced manufacturing, take your pick of jobs that average more than $74k per year.



Manufacturing, Distribution & Logistics

As the second largest base of manufacturing in Florida, Tampa Bay is a source of innovation for a wide range of industries. From precise military specifications to the creation and development of medical devices, and manufacturing in highly regulated industries, our businesses are advancing modern manufacturing technology and making an impact across the globe. Tampa Bay makes it happen.



Employer Spotlight: CAE



Employer Spotlight: ReliaQuest



Employer Spotlight: Bristol-Myers Squibb



Life Sciences & Health Care

Tampa Bay is at the epicenter of medical innovation. More than 7,000 life sciences and health care companies operate in the area. Additionally, 14% of Florida’s biotech companies and 22% of the state’s pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing workforce call it home. Plus, with an average salary of $60k+ per year, Tampa Bay is looking even more appealing to professionals in this field.



Financial & Professional Services

For more than 40 years, Tampa Bay has offered a competitive alternative to the traditional financial centers of New York, Chicago and Boston. We’re cost effective and a cool place to live, so we’ve caught the eye of some of the top names in banking, finance, and insurance.



Employer Spotlight: USAA