It’s a smart world, after all.

Orlando boasts a young, well-educated and diverse workforce with more than 1.2 million people. With an annual population growth rate of 2.3 percent and labor force growth rate of 3.5 percent, Orlando is among the nation’s fastest-growing population and employment markets, ensuring a strong and stable labor pool for well into the future.

  • 2M+ workers in the existing labor pool

    Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity, LAUS, 2020

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    #1 in the Country for Job Growth

    U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015-2018

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    550K+ Higher-Ed Students Within 100 Miles of Orlando

    IPEDS, National Center for Education Statistics, 2019

  • No. 14 Large Metro for Self Employment

    U.S. Census Bureau, 2017



With a strong talent pipeline of more than 500,000 students within a 100 mile radius, Orlando’s exceptional university and college system combined with our unique quality of life ensures a strong and stable labor pool. Our lifestyle, amenities, and tax climate make people want to plant roots here.

Technology research and training quality at Central Florida universities is recognized as an extraordinary community asset.

With more than 60,000 students, UCF is the second largest university in the nation.

CareerSource Central Florida

CareerSource Central Florida curates local talent for high demand industries, meeting local business needs and cultivating growth and prosperity for the Central Florida community. Whether through job placement, training and certification programs, or higher education, we partner with Central Florida businesses, colleges, and universities to meet industry needs and connect career seekers to local opportunities. 

CareerSource Florida

CareerSource Florida is the statewide workforce policy and investment board. Our partners include the Department of Economic Opportunity, 24 local workforce development boards and 100 career centers throughout Florida. 

Early Learning Coalitions

Each county in Florida is representive by an Early Learning Coalition, which is dedicated to the success of every child through early education.

Talent Recruitment Website

The Partnership’s website about living, working, playing and learning in Orlando serves as a talent recruitment tool for businesses.

Training & Recruitment


People love to move to Orlando. That’s why we partner with these critical organizations to help your business find, attract and recruit the talent that your businesses need to be successful.

Connect with a Subject Matter Expert

Get with touch with Casey Barnes, VP of Business Development, to learn more about how Orlando can support your talent and workforce needs.

Call him today: 407.902.2440

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