Florida’s workforce system primary partners are: Workforce Florida (the policy board), the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (the state agency responsible for administrative and fiscal affairs) and the 24 Regional Workforce Boards (primarily responsible for service delivery) and more than 90 One-Stop Centers. Together, we comprise a workforce system that is prepared to assist every Florida business and citizen, no matter the size of the enterprise or the level of skills and work experience.
Florida’s Workforce System
24 Regional Workforce Boards
Responsible for providing services directly to Florida’s businesses and job seekers through more than 90 bricks-and-mortar service centers, including job placement and recruitment assistance as well as funding for skills training. Their efforts are often geared toward specific industries or populations identified as targets in their areas because of demand and wage potential; the flexibility built into the system allows each region to determine with its local leadership what workforce services are most needed to support employment and training and keep local economies going strong.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
The Department promotes economic opportunities for all Floridians, formulating and implementing successful workforce, community, and economic development policies and strategies. The Department of Economic Opportunity and Workforce Florida, along with the State's Regional Workforce Boards and One-Stop Centers collectively make up the Employ Florida network.
Workforce Florida, Inc.
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.