Author: Marcia Heroux Pounds
Publisher: Sun Sentinel
Date: August 1, 2012
Florida will lag behind the nation in creating high-paying jobs and producing workers who can fill them, according to a study by Georgetown University released Tuesday.
The analysis by the Center on Education and the Workforce says Florida isn’t investing enough in education to improve its workforce and business mix, and the result is an imbalance of low-skilled, low-wage jobs.
The state also faces challenges in keeping its working-age population employed in the next decade because its population is expected to grow by 21 percent — faster than other states in the South, the report says. Read more here.