• Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metro Area Workforce Skills Gaps & Opportunities Identified

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    July 30, 2021
    Florida Workforce Needs Study
    Pensacola Metro Skills Report
    Education/Curation/Library Services, Healthcare, Business/Finance, and IT/Math are four of the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA's in-demand career areas facing significant skills gaps
    Thank you to all who participated in the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2021 Workforce Needs Survey. More than 1,100 responses from business and industry leaders and HR professionals across Florida helped us understand the skills that are important to today's workforce and played an integral role in the overall research for the Florida Workforce Needs Study. As a follow up to the release of the Study, a first-of-its-kind statewide analysis identifying top career areas, skills gaps and opportunities in the Florida workplace, we are happy to present you with phase 2 of the rollout, the Pensacola Metro Skills Report. This report completes and evaluates the balance between skillset supply and demand in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent metro market.
    Four of the in-demand career areas demonstrating significant supply shortages in comparison to demand in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA include Education/Curation/Library Services, Healthcare, Business/Finance, and IT/Math. Additionally, the Pensacola Metro Skills Report Identifies:
    • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA's Supply and Demand by Career Area, with Median Posted Salary
    • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA's Top Competency Gaps in Target Career Areas
    • Key Hard-to-Find Skills in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA, by Career Area
    Click here to view the Pensacola Metro Skills Report which covers Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
    • View our press release here that dives deeper into the significance of the Pensacola Metro Skills Report, including how the report can be used by Pensacola, Ferry Pass, and Brent workers and stakeholders to leverage the competencies and skills that align with the active and unmet demand of the region's job creators.
    • View the Florida Workforce Needs Study, the statewide skills gaps and opportunities analysis report, by clicking here.
    • View the Florida Workforce Needs Study -Statewide Survey Findings report by clicking here.
    The Florida Chamber Foundation thanks the local chambers of commerce and key industry trade association partners statewide and in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA for engaging area employers in this important, future-oriented research.
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    We would like to continue to engage with you on the issues that are impacting the future of Florida’s workforce and invite you to stay connected with us via the following opportunities:
    • Contact us at media@flchamber.com if you have any questions about the Pensacola Metro Skills Report findings or if you would just like to discuss further.
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    • Help us ensure all Floridians have an equal opportunity at earned success through our Florida of Equality of Opportunity Initiative.
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