Talent & Education

Jacksonville is the place where talent thrives. Our diverse workforce is aligned to fit your current and future needs from existing talent to a pipeline from our top school districts and colleges and universities.

The Jacksonville region is one of the fastest-growing markets in America and a top city for millennials.

One of the key advantages of the Jacksonville region is our workforce. We know that we can only be as strong as the talent we have for employers and our educational system demonstrates how we are developing the skilled workers companies need to grow and succeed.

Earn Up, JAXUSA’s workforce development initiative, is committed to growing a robust talent ecosystem in Northeast Florida by aligning to the needs of the Jacksonville business community with a talented and engaged workforce through the awareness and education on Career Pathways in the Jacksonville region’s target and support industries.

Our educational institutions are creating a great foundation for the workforce of tomorrow. The Jacksonville region is home to three of the top 10 school districts in Florida, including three in the top 10 – St. Johns, Nassau and Clay Counties. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs in Northeast Florida bring our students, business and industry and trade association partners to build pathways to career and college success. Together, the seven counties of Northeast Florida offer more than 300 CTE programs with almost 1,000 career-themed courses – BakerClayDuvalFlaglerNassauPutnam, and St. Johns.

Our colleges and universities – University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, St. Johns River State College, Edward Waters University and Flagler College – are building curriculums that match job demand in the region.  Specific tracks for logistics, nursing, aviation and technology are giving top employers and fast-growing companies access to homegrown talent already in the market.

With talent top of mind for companies and business leaders, the Jacksonville region provides the workforce that will serve current and future job needs and create a vibrant economy for the long term.