Connecting Employers with Hiring Resources

The Foundation for Orlando’s Future works to strengthen the region’s talent pipeline and increase career pathways for the region’s workforce through initiatives that help employers connect and expand their hiring practices.

  • Strengthening Our Talent Pipeline

  • Access to Resources to Retain Talent

  • Connect with Local Leaders

preparing the region for the future of work

Made possible through the generous support of JP Morgan Chase & Co., UpSkill Orlando is a regional, skills-based talent strategy driving a pathway to broad-based prosperity™. UpSkill Orlando works to create upward mobility opportunities by working with local employers and educators together to create skills-based career pathways.

In a special report series focused on talent, the Foundation covers how skills-based hiring can generate value for both employers and applicants, especially in today’s pandemic environment.

talent acquisition leaders in the region

What Is the Recruiters Roundtable?

As part of the Orlando Economic Partnership’s UpSkill Orlando strategy, the organization convenes a bi-monthly roundtable of human resources executives and recruiters to discuss challenges and opportunities to enhance the region’s workforce.

workforce recruitment and retention

Welcome in Orlando Website

With feedback from the Recruiters Roundtable, the Partnership launched, a website dedicated to showing why Orlando is a great place to live, work, learn and play.

talent focused programming

Investing in Orlando’s Talent

The Orlando Regional Chamber and the Foundation for Orlando’s Future, core components of the Partnership, activate crucial talent development programs that work to build and enhance the region’s talent pipeline.

YP:NEXT (formerly YPAC)

Bi-monthly meetings, engaging over 180 young professionals through professional development, networking opportunities and access to key community leaders.

iGRO Talent Retention Program

Two-month program designed to retain our business community’s summer interns and new hires by showcasing all Orlando has to offer as a community.


Connect With Us

Reach out to for more information on talent initiatives, please reach out to Orlando Economic Partnership Senior Director of Regional Talent Initiatives Danielle Permenter.

Danielle Permenter

Vice President, Talent & Community Development

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