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Naples, Florida For Jobs And Business Is A Good Bet

Our Hubber missylynnthompson asked for job opportunities in and around her hometown of Naples, Florida. This Hub will present the calculated projections for future employment in her area through 2016, along with the most frequently listed job openings she can access now. Projections come from federal, state, county, and city statistic sites.

A list of the Top Employers in her area is also provided, along with other important information for Naples and the State of Florida.

According to the statistics provided by the job search and trending sites and, Naples decreased in job listings through the summer of 2009, but began increasing jobs listed after this Great Recession end year. Job listings in the State of Florida overall have increased and we can determine where the most job opportunities in the state lie.

Some good job opportunities can be found in Naples as well as nearby Fort Myers and Cape Coral. For other cities that offer significant numbers of job openings in America see: The Best 25 Places to Move for Work.

The Naples job market is the #1 City in America for future job growth & expansion.

— Forbes, 2016

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Also in the Naples Market Area.

Naples is also considered one of the top spots for retirement in America.

How to Find a Job In Florida

Larger numbers of jobs are offered by these cities:

  1. Tampa
  2. Miami
  3. Orlando
  4. Jacksonville
  5. Fort Lauderdale
  6. West Palm Beach
  7. St. Petersburg
  8. Fort Myers -- 25 miles to Naples.
  9. Boca Raton
  10. Tallahassee

All of the largest job listings in these leading cities are for professionals in Healthcare and Retail Sales. This is because of the number of retirees that relocate to Florida, traveling and tourism related retail sales, and Medical Tourism. The largest numbers of jobs are open in the following occupations on a short list:

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Occupational Therapists
  3. Physicians in Internal Medicine
  4. Salespersons
  5. Cosmetics Independent Sales Reps

50 Largest Florida Employers

Some of the largest employers in the State of Florida are located near Naples, right in Fort Myers and Naples.

Lee Memorial Health System is the preeminent healthcare system in Lee County, the home of Fort Meyers - Cape Coral. The company operates General and Surgical Hospitals, along with Home Health Care, Marketing Consulting. and Homes for the Elderly. It is the 9th largest employer in the state and the largest job lister for Fort Myers on Internet job search engines like and

At Number 47 on the list of Top 50 Largest Employers in Florida, NCH HealthCare System Foundation is in Naples. It offers all the services of Lee Memorial Health, along with additional Dental Services, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Wholesale Services.

The NCH Headquarters is Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Florida.

Naples Area On The Gulf Coast

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Top 10 Largest Job Listers

Top Employers listing the highest numbers of job openings across the Internet in and around Naples include:

  1. NCH Healthcare System
  2. Kmart Corporation
  3. CriticalConnection - Healthcare
  4. Fifth Third Bank
  5. PTRS - Physical and Occupational Therapy Recuiter
  6. Army National Guard
  7. Medical Connections Inc.
  8. Gentiva Health Services
  9. NES Staffing
  10. Brookdale Senior Living

Top 10 Jobs in Naples

The largest numbers job listings for Naples involve Healthcare, Food Service, and Retail & Other Sales, appearing on the list of high demand jobs::

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Salespersons
  3. Occupational Therapists
  4. Registered Nurses (RNs) - Permanent and Seasonal
  5. Clinical Auditors
  6. Physicians in Dermatology
  7. Loss Prevention Professionals - usually in retail establishments.
  8. Physicians in Vascular Surgery
  9. Physicians in Internal Medicine
  10. Food Service Workers

Another three high demand job in Naples include:

  1. Senior Healthcare Jobs, 2. Financial Advisors, 3. Outside Residential Sales

Caribbean Gardens at the Naples Zoo, Naples, Florida
Caribbean Gardens at the Naples Zoo, Naples, Florida | Source

How do Projections Add Up?

Up until the Recession of 2008 - 2009, Collier County, in which Naples sits, was described by the local government as a fast-growing area with substantial increases in businesses and residents from 2001 to 2007.

The labor force was reported by official county statistics to have grown by 32% at that point and was projected to grow by another 18% by 2015. A number of specific jobs were found to increase substantially in number by 2015, with these projections for 2016:

Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs to 2016

Job titles increasing most in numbers of new jobs in Collier County are estimated by the state to be the following (bold print matches current job listing leaders):

  1. Retail Salespersons
  2. Painters, Construction and Maintenance
  3. Waitstaff: Waiters and Waitresses
  4. Carpenters
  5. First-Line Supervisors in Construction & Extraction
  6. Office Clerks
  7. Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  8. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  9. Construction Laborers
  10. Food Prep & Service

The Employment Projections for Fort Myers are similar, although Registered Nurses appear much higher on the list, at Number 3.

South of Naples, everywhere is the National Park, National Preserve, and State Forest land, which probably shows a seasonal decline in jobs during the hottest part of the year. Tourism likely increases in autumn and winter.

For more information about jobs and relocation to Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida, visit the embedded link.

Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida in Naples. Visit‎
Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida in Naples. Visit‎ | Source

© 2009 Patty Inglish

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skgrao 6 years ago from Bangalore City - INDIA.

I repeat my question,do you have an opening for a south Indian to open a Veg/Herbal Restaurant.Who can help me set shop in the place.

Reply before you complete 1000 Hubs in my any new post comment.

S K G Rao

Bangalore 560040


Ph # +91 080 23306751.

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

As I've replied before, you'd best contact the Chamber of Commerce in the city in which you want to do business. Look up the city of your choice on the Internet and go to their Chamber of Commerce Website and contact them. They should have all the information available.

TheDisneyVacation 6 years ago

The figures you mention for seeking jobs in Naples has a great potential, but wasn't it affected by the oil spill?

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