Recruit employees from local educational and vocational training centers. 

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Target: Recruit employees from local educational and vocational training centers. 

Current performance: See update below.

Tallahassee is an oasis of talent. The presence of Florida A&M University, Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College and Lively Technical College makes our city one of the most educated in the state. Approximately 47% of residents possess a bachelor’s degree or higher – 42% higher than the state average. With a combined student body of approximately 65,000 students, Tallahassee boasts a pipeline of early-career talent. 

In Fiscal Year 2021, the City partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to develop an employer career portal through their TalentHub, which now connects the City with job seekers in the area. Staff have built a dynamic profile on TalentHub where the City can post available positions, assign pre-hire training, and promote the City to attract the best local talent. This partnership has increased the overall percentage of qualified applicants while building a strong relationship with the Chamber of Commerce and Leon County Schools.

In Fiscal Year 2022, the City hosted, sponsored, or participated in two dozen job fairs and other recruitment initiatives to attract candidates of all backgrounds for positions in numerous departments. Additionally, the City coordinated and oversaw an internship program attracting more than 30 participants from area institutions of higher education. Internships were hosted by various departments including Diversity & Inclusion, Blueprint, Fleet, Human Resources & Workforce Development, Grants and Enterprise Resources, Environmental Services, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs, City Commission Office, and Underground Utilities and Public Infrastructure. Additionally, the City partnered with local high schools to host an externship program. Three students participated and gained experience and education working at the Tallahassee International Airport and Blueprint.

The City will continue to strengthen its partnerships and create new alliances with the local educational and vocational institutions to maximize its presence as an employer among the student population. To further attract a qualified pool of applicants, the City raised employee pay 4.5% in fiscal year 2021 and 5% in fiscal year 2022.

Human Resources & Workforce Development. Last Updated: December 2022.