The Future is Bright for Central Florida Grads

Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 12:50PM

The Future is Bright for Central Florida Grads

Students across the country are now graduating from high school and college. In Central Florida, the job prospects for these young professionals are better than ever, based on recent data.

For instance, the national unemployment rate for May 2018 was 3.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s down from 4.1 percent in the first months of the year. Economists say that proves job growth. When more jobs are available, experts say there’s less competition for entry-level jobs typically filled by recent high school and college graduates.

In fact, the Central Florida area is ranked seventh in the nation for job growth, according to research from In this article, you’ll learn how the region has a bright future ahead.

Diverse Career Concentrations

When many people think of working in Central Florida, they assume that hospitality and tourism are the only major industries. While hotels and theme parks do employ many young professionals, there are many working options for recent graduates.

Other top industries include healthcare, technology, skilled trades, construction, and education. According to that study, 88 percent of Central Florida companies surveyed currently have open positions in these industries and other concentrations.  

When desirable jobs are accessible, students are more likely to remain in the area. This means families can enjoy quality time spent with loved ones, rather than be forced to endure long-distance relationships due to lack of career opportunities.

Potential to Grow with Major Brands

Florida Hospital remains one of the largest employers in the region. In addition, attractions such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and more remain favored outlets for skilled workers.

Also, many top employers are headquartered or have a strong presence in Volusia County, including:

  • International Speedway Corporation
  • Brown and Brown Insurance
  • S. Foods, Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Sykes Communications
  • Sparton Electronics
  • Davita Labs
  • and many more

Several other regional and private businesses in Volusia and Flagler Counties are continually on the lookout for fresh and experienced talent.

Living the Florida Lifestyle

One of the biggest concerns for many parents is that when their children grow to be young adults, they’ll be forced to move out of the area to find lucrative and rewarding careers. That has been the case for students living in other states across the country.

Thankfully, Central Florida students can use the information contained in this article to land an exciting and challenging career without having to leave behind loved ones or favorite communities.

As a Central Florida custom home builder for more than 25 years, we’re committed to the preservation and growth of the communities we serve. This is our home, too, and we work diligently to contribute to the appeal and improvement of the region.

Through the years, we’ve been proud to craft quality and innovative custom homes for countless homeowners. Some are native to the Central Florida area, while others have discovered the unique qualities that make this region so desirable.

Browse the ‘Available Homes’ section of our website to witness the quality work we’re able to create. Then, contact us today to get started on a custom home that’s tailored to your lifestyle and preferences.

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