Florida is the country’s third most populous state and by 2030, the Capital City will need more than 12,000 new jobs to be prepared for the future. Leon County has one of the highest job-growth stagnation rates of any other county in the state and the community is facing a critical talent shortage. As a Chamber of Commerce, our goal is to elevate our region as the Talent Capital of Florida, by addressing talent gap shortages, driving job creation, and promoting educational opportunities.
On May 23, 2023, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce announced the Chamber’s Foundation was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Truist Foundation in support of the organization’s local talent efforts. ”Truist is excited to deepen our partnership with The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce which supports one of our Foundation’s significant pillars, Building Career Pathways to Economic Mobility,” said Chris Mills, Market President with Truist. “The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is committed to building an ecosystem to connect talent to local employers to positively impact the workforce in our community and we want to stack hands for this critical need. They are using tools like TalentHub to identify employer needs and facilitate training to build effective skills. The Chamber’s efforts align well with the Truist Purpose to Build Better Lives and Communities.”
Funds will be used to support talent initiatives developed by the Chamber like TalentHub, a one-stop platform with training resources and job listings, our Talent Pipeline Management program, skills-based hiring efforts, and the implementation of the One Vision Community Talent Plan. “For every 100 job openings in Tallahassee, there are only 38 unemployed persons actively seeking a job,” says Sue Dick, President/CEO of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. “Thanks to the support of the Truist Foundation, we can continue meeting the evolving needs of job seekers and employers and further close the talent gap.”
For more information regarding The Chamber’s Talent efforts please contact Corrie Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org