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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Part-Time Store Associate new Add to Favorites
$12.70 an hourPart-timeWe're ALDI, one of America's favorite grocers. We've grown a lot in the past few years, expanding our reach and customer base all around the country. Whether it's in customer service or our ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
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 21st April
Starbucks Team Member new Add to Favorites
Description: As a Starbucks Team Member, you deliver the beverages offered by Starbucks to Target guests. As a Starbucks Team Member, you are responsible for delivering on the Starbucks' brand and guest standards ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th April
Style Team Leader new Add to Favorites
Description: Understand sales goals, plan and execute daily/weekly workload to deliver on department and store sales goals and guest engagement; including: merchandising, pricing workload, transitions, revisions, sales ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
What does a Best Buy Customer Service Specialist do? The Best Buy Customer Service Specialist provides fast, accurate and friendly processing for all customer transactions at Checkout, Customer Service and Store Pickup ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Class A Driver - Regional Runs new Add to Favorites
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Job SummaryWe are hiring a Regional Class A truck driver with at least 3 years of experience to help with new business. The loads run between points in Florida and Atlanta as well as some intrastate Florida runs.The ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April
SameDay City Courier new Add to Favorites
Job Number: 1947983BREmployment Type: Regular Full-TimeJob Category: Courier/Tractor-Trailer DriverShift: DaytimeRegion: 059 : OPS-Transportation EastAddress Line 1: 4525 S Florida AveAddress Line 2: Ste 2-5City: ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th April
$50,000 - $55,000 a yearAllstate Insurance is currently hiring Licensed Sales Associates. Previous Sales experience required. Prior insurance sales experience preferred. Professional advancement opportunities and an ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Food Service Team Leader new Add to Favorites
Description: As a Food Service Team Leader at Target, you are responsible for the Target Café, Pizza Hut, and/or Starbucks businesses in your store. You are accountable to overall Target standards as well as ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Jacobs Government Facilities and Infrastructure has a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract (PA TAC) to provide technical assistance support for FEMA disaster related ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th April
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 21st April
Cashier new Add to Favorites
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 April
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts.This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Material Handler new Add to Favorites
JOB FAMILY SUMMARY: Administers and operates the organization's warehouses, including processing, packaging and storage of supplies, materials and equipment | Accounts for all materials and supplies in the stores ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Req ID: 1291475BR Company Summary: What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Each week, over ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April
Company Overview HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) ( www.hdsupply.com ) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
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 18th April
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts.This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Child Care new Add to Favorites
Seeking a babysitter near Lakeland for 3 children. Hoping you can start immediately! We ask that you handle pickups/drop-offs as needed.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th April
Global Support Agent new Add to Favorites
Company: FedEx ServicesJob Title: Global Support AgentJob Requisition Number: RC147359Category: GeneralLocations:Lakeland, Florida 33801United StatesTo assist in resolving complex customer account issues, concerns ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 22nd April