Prior to COVID-19, Florida employers told us that a skilled workforce was the top priority for 2020. In order to achieve the Florida 2030 Blueprint mission of moving Florida from the 16th to the 10th largest economy in the world by 2030 and to secure Florida’s talent pipeline, we will need to prioritize the Florida 2030 Blueprint goals of ensuring more than 80 percent of Florida’s workforce has essential employability skills and more than 60 percent of Floridians 25-64 have a high-value post-secondary certificate, degree, or training experience.
The Florida Workforce Needs Study is a first-of-its-kind job market report that provides a comprehensive look at the skills Floridians need to possess in order to shift from oversupplied occupations to in-demand occupations with more demand than supply – and higher wages.
It is our hope that the Florida business community and education leaders will collaboratively leverage the data found in the Florida Workforce Needs Study to ensure that we must align education and training curriculum to career opportunities and industry needs, as much as possible, to give Florida’s current and future talent, and job creators alike, the best opportunity to succeed.
Please find the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Florida Workforce Needs Study below.