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Universal Orlando's Bill Davis on Attracting Talent with a Great Culture

Posted by C. J. Prince on May 1, 2019 1:49:39 PM

When unemployment is 3 percent and your company is surrounded by competitors eager to poach your best people, it isn’t enough to just pay well. You also have to maintain a reputation for being a stellar employer, according to Bill Davis, president and COO of Universal Orlando, the vacation destination that is home to three theme parks, six hotels and Universal CityWalk.

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Topics: Investor, Leisure and Hospitality, Workforce and Talent

Amazon Orlando Robotics Fulfillment Center Creates Jobs and Career Paths

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 25, 2019 11:57:16 AM

Less than eight months after Amazon’s Orlando Robotics Fulfillment Center in Lake Nona finished construction, the global e-commerce leader had already met its goal of hiring 1,500 employees. Within the 850,000-square-foot fulfillment center dedicated to handling smaller customer items, a synchronized ballet of humans and robots work side-by-side to fulfill customer orders and get packages to their destinations on time. The four-story flurry of fulfillment combines human intuition with artificial intelligence to create a collaborative, automated environment where employees are solely focused on tasks that require high judgement and awareness capabilities.

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Topics: New to Market, Distribution Center, Workforce and Talent, Inclusive

Holiday Retirement's CEO On Finding A Place In The Florida Sun

Posted by C. J. Prince on Feb 22, 2019 4:32:43 PM

Moving corporate headquarters is never a cakewalk. But when you’re uprooting a 47-year-old company from its northwest birthplace and moving it clear across the country to Central Florida—knowing you’ll have to replace the lion’s share of staff—you’d best strap in for a bit of a wild ride.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Workforce and Talent, Orange County

Site Selection: It's All About Strategy

Posted by C. J. Prince on Jan 30, 2019 1:29:10 PM

When Holiday Retirement chose Winter Park, Florida for the company’s new home, CEO Lilly Donohue knew it was nearly the farthest possible location within the contiguous U.S. from the company’s previous headquarters location in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Only a small percentage of corporate employees made the move east, she says, but bringing in new, Orlando-based talent with roots in hospitality was part of a much larger strategic plan to further evolve the 47-year-old company.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Workforce and Talent, Professional and Business Services

Lockheed Martin Expands Investment in Orlando Education

Posted by Justin Braun on Dec 11, 2018 4:59:41 PM

Orlando is a leading market for aerospace and defense industries thanks to strong partnerships between educational institutions, STEM programs and advanced manufacturing companies like Lockheed Martin. Together they ensure the next generation will have the skills, training and careers to innovate cutting-edge technology to support the nation and region well into the future.

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Topics: Education, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Workforce and Talent, Talent Ecosystem, Collaboration, Cybersecurity

Orlando: A World Leader in Simulation Technology

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 21, 2018 3:35:00 PM

Simulation-based technology has been a key ingredient to Orlando’s economy since it was developed to take man to the moon. Now, the technology spans many of Orlando’s core industries from aviation, aerospace and defense to education, healthcare and even gaming.

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Topics: Simulation, Workforce and Talent, Aviation and Airlines, Gaming and Esports, Military and Defense

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