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Comprehensive Regional Workforce Assessment

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Pinellas Comprehensive Regional Workforce Assessment (12/14/2017)

Pinellas County Economic Development partnered with Site Selection Group, a location advisory firm, to conduct a thorough, county-wide workforce assessment.  This effort resulted in detailed data regarding real commuting patterns, skill shortages & surpluses, and other critical factors to support new and expanding companies in the community.  

Site Selection Group's Overview of the Regional Workforce

Strengths
  • Leveraging the broader region
  • Demographics (population growth)
  • Moderate levels of growth
  • View of post-secondary education
  • Strong workforce quality metrics
  • Wage structure
  • Relatively lower intra-market demand
  • Value proposition for medium to high-skill professional services
 Challenges
  • Traffic and congestion
  • Retirements
  • Filling the workforce pipeline

Opportunities

  • Educational interaction
  • Pinellas demographics vs. labor shed demographics
  • Regional competition (Orlando, Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville, etc.)

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