Jobs in Lakeland, Florida, United States

Lakeland, located in Polk County, received its name because of the many lakes that are situated in the city. There are over 38 named lakes in Lakeland, with Lake Parker being the largest. Interestingly, the swans that fill the lakes of Lakeland are descendants of two swans who were gifted to the city by Queen Elizabeth. The city is situated about 35 miles from Tampa and is considered to be part of the Tampa Bay area.

The city offers immense history, culture and diversity. Lakeland currently has a population of 106,000 people, with a growing African American community. Additionally, the city is largely family orientated with 43.5% of households having married couples living in them, and 23% of households having children under the age of 18 living in them.

The city is served by the Polk County School Board which manages over 40 elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. There are also numerous charter and private for-profit schools situated in the Lakeland area. Additionally, The Florida Southern College, Everest University, Florida Polytechnic, and Keiser University, provide the residents of Lakeland with easy access to a variety of college and university programmes.

History, Art, and Nature

You don’t need to look far to find your share of history or art in Lakeland. There are numerous historical districts in Lakeland, including Beacon Hill-Alta Vista Residential District and Lake Hunter Terrace Historic District. Likewise, The Florida Southern College has the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, and Downtown Lakeland offers further unique architectural heritage.

The Polk Museum of Art, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, features an impressive collection of Modern, Asian, European, and Pre-Columbian art. Moreover, the manicured museum garden features numerous contemporary sculptures. The museum offers regular educational programmes for both children and adults. For more arts and culture, be sure to visit the Lakeland Center to enjoy one of the many scheduled concerts or theatrical performances.

Those who enjoy the outdoors are spoilt for choice in Lakeland. The renowned Circle B Bar Reserve features vast areas of protected land as well as the Polk’s Nature Discover Center, which offers educational exhibits about the local plant and wildlife. There are many more parks to enjoy in Lakeland, including: Hollis Garden, Common Ground Park, Munn Park, Lake Parker Park, and Saddle Creek Park. These parks offer wonderful facilities, such as running paths, cycle lanes, children playgrounds, and picnic areas.

Job Opportunities in Lakeland

Lakeland, the largest city between Tampa and Orlando, is strategically located for industry and agricultural sectors. Historically, this encouraged large industries such as cattle, citrus, and phosphate mining to expand. Although these industries are no longer leading contributors to the economy, they do still valuably add to Lakelands contemporary economy. Major contributors to Lakeland’s economy are now the tourism, science, and transportation industries.

The median household income of Lakeland residents is lower than the national, state and county average. Nevertheless, recent job growth (1.31%) is closely matched to the national average (1.59%), and projected future growth is positive. Large employers in Lakeland are: Publix, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, GEICO, City of Lakeland, Watson Clinic, Sykes, Amazon, Rooms To Go, Stryker, Saddle Creek Logistics.

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Lakeland Regional Health
Position Information Work Type: Active - Benefit Eligible and Accrues Time Off Exempt: No Work Schedule: Weekdays with Occasional Weekends Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period: 72 Shift Time: 7a-7:30p Location: Medical ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
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Hyatt Place Lakeland Center
JOB SUMMARY The Housekeeping Houseperson is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of guest corridors, elevators and all assigned areas. Assisting Room Attendants on designated floors. He/she is also responsible ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
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Southland Log Homes
Southland Log Homes, producer of Americas Favorite Log HomeTM, and the nation’s largest log home producer and industry leader, is currently seeking an Inside Sales Representative (including TeleSales) for our ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
Our History Nearly a century after opening our doors, Beall's Inc. continues to serve our communities with the spirit of pride and appreciation first shown by Robert M. Beall back in 1915. In 1987, with the start of the ...
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Advance Auto Parts
Job DescriptionWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th June
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CenterState Bank
Revised 08/2018 Job DescriptionPosition Title: Credit Administrator Division: Credit Admin Reports Directly To: Chief Credit OfficerBASIC PURPOSE: This position is responsible for, but not limited to, managing and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Function: To efficiently execute all loading, unloading and processing of store deliveries to support product availability to the selling floor. Interaction: Reports to the Dock Lead. Extensive interaction with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Function: To participate in the fulfillment of online orders inside the store, while providing a friendly and satisfying customer experience. Interaction: Reports to Operations Managers. Extensive interaction with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Childrens Home Society of Florida
Overview #MyCHSWhy Nicole Rainey from Children's Home Society Florida on Vimeo. Do you have what it takes to reshape the future for children? Do you believe in empowering children and families to realize their full ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
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Monro Muffler/Brake
As a Fleet Service Technician, you will work at a Commercial Tire Center and be responsible for all aspects of tire and related service and repair for the commercial trucking industry, including the ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
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Bed Bath & Beyond
Often times, people think that all retail positions are the same...and for the most part, they may be right! But when it comes to the merchandise we sell, the people that work for us and the scheduling flexibility we ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
I-Drive Solutions
FLATBED - $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS * HOME WEEKENDS6 months flatbed experience within the last three (3) years.https://intelliapp.driverapponline.com/c/idrivesolutions?uri_b=ia_idrivesolutions_398110562->CALL 903-308-4224 ...
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Conduent
Conduent is the world's largest provider of diversified business process services with leading capabilities in transaction processing, automation, analytics and constituent experience. We work with both government and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Temporary Operations AssociateLocation:Lakeland, FL, United States-Lakeland Sq 3800 Us Hwy 98 N Ste 200Job ID:1040807Store Hourly PositionsJob Type:Part-TimeDate Updated:Jun 10, 2019General DescriptionDo you like ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
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Signature HomeNow of Lakeland
Are you looking for a mission-purpose driven career where you are part of a team that makes a difference in peoples’ lives every day? Signature HomeNow has a vision to radically change the landscape of healthcare ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
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TMX Finance
Customer Service Representative Lakeland, Florida As a Customer Service Representative ("CSR"), you will use your love for business, people, and the community coupled with your passion for customer service ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
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The Schools of McKeel Academy
JOB DESCRIPTION-DAY PORTER The Day Porter reports to the Facilities Manager and will perform day to day building maintenance at our facilities. Overall duties will include removing debris, maintaining common areas, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th June
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TBC
Description In the automotive Sales Associate (Customer Service Advisor) role you'll have a great opportunity to learn the auto services business.  This role is responsible for selling tires, tire related ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Store Associate new Add to Favorites
Store Associate #241 - Outlet Lakeland(Job Number: 190007UZ) Description Our History Nearly a century after opening our doors, Beall's Inc. continues to serve our communities with the spirit of pride and appreciation ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Cracker Barrel
Overview Why should the next step in your retail career be with a restaurant company? Because we are the best kept secret in retail! We wouldn't be Cracker Barrel Old Country Store without our gift shop!Half Restaurant ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June