About Workforce Florida
A catalyst for creating and nurturing world-class talent, Workforce Florida is the statewide, business-led workforce policy board. Charged with overseeing the state’s workforce system, Workforce Florida develops strategies to help Floridians enter and advance in the workforce while supporting economic development priorities and strengthening the state’s business climate. Our No. 1 priority is getting Floridians back to work while supporting the retention and advancement of those who are employed. Also critical to our work is ensuring that Florida is preparing for and responding to tomorrow’s talent needs as well as today's.
Workforce Florida – along with its workforce system partners, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the State’s 24 Regional Workforce Boards – were created in 2000 by the Florida Workforce Innovation Act.
A key goal of restructuring Florida’s “labor” system was to increase flexibility and provide for greater local control of workforce programs and services, making the system nimble enough to respond to both local and statewide demands, economic shifts and strategic priorities. Today, Workforce Florida, at the state level, and Regional Workforce Boards, at the local level, are where business – collaborating with critical public-sector leadership – influences workforce policy and investment to bolster employment, training and economic development.
Florida will develop a globally competitive workforce.
Florida will develop the state’s business climate by designing and implementing strategies that help Floridians enter, remain and advance in the workforce, becoming more highly skilled and successful, benefiting Florida business and the entire state.