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Talent in Orlando

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

  • 1.4M+ Workers in the Existing Labor Pool

    Florida Dept. of Commerce (LAUS), July 2023

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    No. 2 in the Country for Job Growth

    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023

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    500K+ Higher-Education Students Within 100 Miles of Orlando

    IPEDS, National Center for Education Statistics, 2022


The Orlando talent pipeline includes more than 500,000 students within a 100 mile radius. Our exceptional university and college system combines with a vibrant quality of life that ensures a strong and stable labor pool.  Orlando’s workforce finds the lifestyle, amenities, and tax climate that 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

Orlando’s Workforce

People want to move here–it’s why Orlando’s population growth leads the nation. We partner with these critical organizations to help your business find, attract and recruit Orlando talent that you need to be successful.

Corporate Relocation Contact

Connect with a Subject Matter Expert

Get with touch with Tracy Garcia, Senior Director of Economic Development, to learn more about how Orlando can support your talent and workforce needs.

Call today: 407.902.0214

Orlando Regional Data Center

Our Market Intelligence team has assembled the most requested information on the region in one convenient location available for download.

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