Florida Workforce 2030: Changing Landscape of the “World of Work’ Requires 21st Century Skills

92% of Industry Leaders Poised to Hire, But 82% Concerned About Lack of Employability Skills

Special Thanks
The Florida Workforce 2030 report was made possible through a partnership with Madeline Pumariega, former chancellor of the Florida College System (FCS), and Executive Vice President and Provost for the Tallahassee Community College, and Susan Pareigis, Interim President and CEO of the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance.

Robots, automation, artificial intelligence, new innovations and technology are significantly changing the landscape of what will be required of Florida’s workforce, and the skills that Florida students will need as they plan their future, according to the Florida Chamber Foundation’s latest report Florida Workforce 2030. While industry leaders are poised to hire, they’re increasingly concerned about the lack of employability skills. With the world of work becoming increasingly complex, to remain globally competitive, Florida must lead by developing, attracting and retaining a strong talent pool.

Through a Series of Industry Leader Roundtables, Surveys and Research Show:

• 92 percent plan to hire new employees over the next year.
• 81 percent are concerned that lack of key employability skills is a threat to their business.
• 77 percent anticipate changes in core technologies, workforce generational shifts or artificial intelligence will disrupt their business.
• 52 percent are currently engaged in public-private partnerships regarding workforce training or skills development.

Five Economic Sectors Will Require Talent That Embraces Technology

Through a series of industry leader roundtables, surveys and research, Florida Workforce 2030 shows that Florida’s five growing economic sectors – Aviation and Aerospace, Financial and Professional Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Trade and Logistics – will require talent that embraces technological advancements, artificial intelligence, automation and innovation.

Click on an image below to learn more about connecting learning and earning in each of these five industry sectors.