While Florida has historically boasted strong agricultural, tourism, and construction sectors that serve as anchors for the state’s workforce, in recent years the state has seen growth in five of Florida’s eight targeted industry sectors.

The Florida Jobs 2030 report highlights an analysis of and current projections for jobs within these five clusters. Together, aerospace and aviation; health care and life sciences; manufacturing; logistics and distribution; and financial and professional services represent 30 percent of Florida’s jobs and over 40 percent of the gross state product.

Next Steps

  1. Establish a transformative model to build state and regional talent pipelines that addresses skill gaps and creates meaningful career pathways for a range of workers with varying skill-sets.
  2. Develop and implement sector strategies that are demand driven and industry sector-focused and engage “talent pipeline contributors” and employers.
  3. Connect all partners, including chambers, economic development, workforce, education and employers, in creating talent pipelines for critical growth industries and strengthening employability skills for incoming and incumbent employees.
  4. Develop, in partnership with employers, programs that support the creation of diverse talent pipelines. (i.e. pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, customized training, on the job training).
  5. Develop advocacy policies that incentivize investments in talent pipeline programs that include both hard (technical and academic) and soft skills (employability skills).

Extracted from: The Florida Chamber Foundation