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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Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
General Housekeeper new Add to Favorites
general cleaning including bathrooms, bedrooms, cleaning all floors, dusting, cleaning the kitchen, picking up the playroom, dusting all surfaces... I just need my house cleaned once a week
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
We need a boarding to take care of 1 dog in Lakeland.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th February
We are genuine in our belief that sports make people better and so are you! Immerse yourself in a workplace that loves to be active and lives the brand. Associates joining our team have an opportunity to be a part of ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
We are looking for a great nanny for 1 child in Lakeland. We would prefer someone who could help out with meal preparation. We would prefer a nanny who has their own car, who does not smoke, who is comfortable with pets ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
Allied Universal
Overview We are North America’s leading security services provider with over 200,000 phenomenal employees. For all full-time positions, we offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Lakeland family needs a full-time babysitter. Must love kids! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below. It is important to us that you have your own car.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th February
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Ligasure disassembly Work From Home: No Travel Percentage: None Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, ...
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We need a walker to take care of 2 dogs in Lakeland. Please see below for responsibilities, schedule and more.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
Personal Banker new Add to Favorites
Specific information related to the position is outlined below. To apply, click on the button above. You will be required to create an account (or sign in with an existing account). Your account will provide you access ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
I'm looking for a great nanny for 1 child. Comfortable With Pets: 2 english bulldogs . Light Housekeeping: Clean up your own dishes and those of the baby. Put items in dishwasher, wash bottles. About the child(ren): ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Part-timeSeeking care for my father in his 80s. Services needed: mobility assistance. Looking for someone with 5+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: support for memory care. A little more ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
About Us Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th February
We need a babysitter for our my children in Lakeland. And we're looking now! Some light housekeeping is required. We do have pets, so please consider that when applying. We ask that you handle pickups/drop-offs as ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
We need a babysitter for our 1 child in Lakeland. And we're looking now! Duties include pickups and drop-offs. It is important to us that you have your own car.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th February
Looking for someone reliable and responsible to pick my daughter up and take to school. And help with homework. And able to watch her when they have early release or are off from school.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th February
$20.20 an hour$20.20 per hour A skilled position responsible for installation, set up, repair and ongoing maintenance of vending, cooling and/or fountain equipment at customer accounts. Diagnoses equipment problems, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
I'm looking for a great nanny for 1 child.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
Deep clean... baseboards to ceilings. Additional needs include bringing your own supplies (detergents, etc) and bringing your own equipment (vacuum, etc). Services Needed: Bathroom Cleaning, Furniture Treatment, Kitchen ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th February
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Job Summary As a Financial Analyst, you will research, analyze and report on monthly financial data as well as perform transparency reporting tasks. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepare and analyze monthly ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February