A guiding principle at Workforce Florida is to be biased toward action in striving to achieve both its mission of helping Floridians enter, remain and advance in the workforce and its vision of a globally competitive Floridian workforce.
In this dual quest, Workforce Florida supports various initiatives – such as Green Jobs, Strengthening Youth Partnerships and others – that, while not specifically tied to any one ongoing program, are not only examples of workforce development in action, but also support our No. 1 goal of getting Floridians back to work and align with state economic development priorities and educational goals.
Targeted Occupations List
The Targeted Occupations List forecasts short- and long-term talent demand by occupation and sector for existing and emerging targeted state industries. Created annually, the TOL uses information developed by the Workforce Estimating Conference and includes average wage forecasts and focuses on industries that require high skills and have high entry and experienced wage levels.
Florida’s Welfare Transition program is administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity and focuses on work, self-sufficiency, and personal responsibility, and also enables welfare recipients to move from welfare to work.
Defining Green Jobs for Florida
Transforming Florida into a green economy is a massive and defining challenge for our time. It involves cross-agency collaboration and coordination, and the work of thousands of Floridians performing the jobs needed to build the green economy. In response to increased focus on green jobs, the Sustainability and Infrastructure Committee of the Workforce Florida, Inc. Board of Directors in 2009 held a public workshop on Defining Green Jobs for Florida.