Did You Know in 2030, 1/3 of Florida’s Current Workforce Will be Retired or Planning to Retire?

By: Melissa Roberts

Over the next 15 years, more than 2 million Floridians will celebrate their 65th birthday- about 700 every day- and become part of the 1 in 4 active seniors living here in 2030. Are you prepared for the disruption that retirement will have on your community’s workforce?

Since Florida’s aging population represents some of the most vibrant and engaged in the country, we should expect robust entrepreneurial and community level activity from them across the state. (Will Baby Boomers ever really slow down?)

It is not too soon to build cross-generational programs to leverage the insights and entrepreneurial spirit found in leaders of all ages in your company. Businesses and communities need to start preparing for the transfer of knowledge, adaptive living, healthcare, and service needs required to address this growing demographic.

“Among our state’s many unique resources are Florida’s vibrant senior communities,” said Kay Ayers, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at SantaFe HealthCare. “Ensuring their continued health and well-being reduces unnecessary healthcare costs, increases levels of volunteerism, and allows for the transfer of knowledge and skills to those entering the workplace – a critical component to meeting our future workforce needs.”

Share Your Story:

Is your organization preparing for the transfer of knowledge required by 2030? Is your community ready for the new normal? Send examples of your strategies or concerns to jparrish@flfoundation.org.

About the Florida Scorecard:

The Florida Scorecard, located at www.TheFloridaScorecard.com, presents metrics across Florida’s economy. Each month, the Florida Chamber Foundation produces a Scorecard Stat that takes an in-depth look at one aspect of Florida’s economy. If you would like additional information on the Weekly Scorecard Stat or on the Florida Scorecard, please contact Dr. Jerry Parrish with the Florida Chamber Foundation at 850.521.1283.