Workforce quality is the number one issue keeping job creators up at night. Results from the latest Florida Chamber Small Business Index Survey released earlier this week, shows the need for a skilled workforce to continue to be the number one issue for six quarters in a row. Right now in Florida, there are 242,300 jobs looking for people, and 391,000 people looking for jobs – a key indicator of Florida’s skills gap. Closing Florida’s talent gap by improving educational opportunities has long-been a top priority for the Florida Chamber.
Last week President Trump established the National Council for the American Worker, emphasizing improved workforce training across the country. Already companies across America are pledging to help ensure that today’s workforce is trained and has the skills necessary to compete in a global economy.
You too can sign the pledge to enhance career opportunities for workers through increased apprenticeships, work-based learning programs, continuing education, on-the-job training and re-skilling.
On Tuesday, July 31, President Trump will tour Tampa Bay Technical School, and announce Florida companies that have also pledged to help strengthen the skills of Florida’s workforce.
If your business would like to sign the pledge and possibly participate in President Trump’s workforce training event, please complete the form below. Deadline for responding is Monday, July 30 at noon.