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Mike Owens
Director, Workforce Readiness

Workforce Readiness

HR Florida is committed to helping HR Professionals in Florida and their employers to successfully address workplace challenges and changes. These changes are a result of the rapid economic, social and technological advances that affect current and future members of the workforce. This page contains links to Workforce Readiness resources within SHRM and the State of Florida as well as highlights on some of the Chapter initiatives. Please email to promote your initiatives or for additional information on the initiatives of our chapters.

What is Workforce Readiness?

According to SHRM, Workforce Readiness can be defined as ensuring that today’s and tomorrow’s workforce has the skills, competencies and behaviors to succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. Ensuring that today’s and tomorrow’s workplace maximizes the potential of today’s and tomorrow’s workforce.

Focus Areas:

  • Preparedness
  • Up-skilling/Re-skilling
  • Retaining
  • Accommodating
  • Transitioning


  • Awareness
  • Action
  • Advocacy

Workforce Readiness Resources:

SHRM - Resources for Workforce Readiness Volunteers

Veterans Florida

Florida One Stop Centers

Florida Ready to Work

Florida Regional Workforce Boards

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Employ Florida

Job Fairs Across Florida

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Veteran’s Employment Program


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