The Florida Chamber of Commerce and Veterans Florida will launch a new coalition aimed at providing assistance for transitioning servicemembers and employers into Florida’s growing workforce.
The coalition will promote the Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge Program to employers and transitioning servicemembers across Florida, assist businesses in obtaining DOD SkillBridge approval for skilled workforce training, as well as train, retain, and attract the veterans’ workforce of tomorrow as we aim to keep Florida competitive.
Right now there are 371,000 jobs open in Florida and 614,000 people looking for jobs. To bridge the talent gap, Florida is investing in and upskilling its transitioning servicemembers with new credentials and matching the skilled talent to the corporate needs in Florida. Servicemembers typically remain in the state where service ended, and retaining skilled talent in Florida will increase our economic activity as we rebound and continue to grow Florida’s economy to the 10th largest in the world by 2030.