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A diverse market alongside strong training and education facilities creates one of the nation’s most attractive workforces for businesses in Florida.
Florida’s talent pipeline is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. Much credit for the excellent skills of the Florida workforce can be given to the state’s educational institutions and unique workforce training programs. Florida is home to the nation’s 3rd largest workforce, totaling more than 10 million. The state’s 12 public universities, 6 major medical schools and numerous private colleges and universities work closely with the business community to build programs that reflect the needs of Florida’s industries.
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Florida’s colleges and universities are among the nation’s top performers of research & development and commercialization of technologies. Florida is well equipped to meet the need for positions requiring Associate degrees, with a robust network of technical institutions, community and state colleges and hundreds of campuses across the state.
As one of the largest states in the nation, Florida offers a large and talented pool of workers to employers. Florida’s labor force is also more affordable than other leading high-tech states, thanks to a favorable tax structure and lower business costs. In addition, Florida’s professionals are more culturally and linguistically diverse, providing additional competitive advantages to employers in the global marketplace.
Florida’s customized training programs and incentives help companies become operational and profitable in less time and with lower costs. CareerSource Florida, the state’s innovative partnership for workforce training, provides programs such as Quick Response Training and Incumbent Worker Training to help existing and new companies recruit, train and maintain cutting-edge skills and keep pace with new technologies.