Assured Opportunities by the Shore
From large international corporations to small scale startups, Northwest Florida companies provide rewarding careers with strong opportunities for growth. The region boasts businesses from every industry, including aerospace and defense, logistics, IT & cybersecurity and more, making the region a strong prospect for any profession.
Major employers choose Northwest Florida for its business-friendly climate, strategic location, and lower prices. They’re also hiring fast — so throw out your beach towel and reserve your own piece of the Northwest Florida’s coastline.
Browse Northwest FL’s growing and established industries to land your perfect career.
- Major Employers
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Major Employers with Major Career Opportunities
From aerospace and defense to manufacturing and logistics, companies in Northwest Florida put more than 470,000 to work. Manufacturers like Southwire in Okaloosa employ hundreds. The region has also seen economic development initiatives like Triumph Gulf Coast increase the region’s job competitiveness, with an expected 1,325 new positions at ST Engineering in Pensacola.
Get Matched to the Right Opportunity
Northwest Florida provides many resources to connect you to your next employer. Organizations like CareerSource Gulf Coast to Northwest Florida Career Pathways allow you to explore potential careers and potential salaries in the region’s major industries. Find local career fairs and hiring events or apply directly at Employ Florida — a partnership between CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Opportunity.
The Perfect Place to Live and Work
Fifteen counties in Northwest Florida provide unique opportunities for any career choice. A significant concentration of aviation, aerospace and defense companies exist in Okaloosa County, while tech industry clusters in Pensacola make the perfect home for IT and cybersecurity professionals. No matter where you want to work, if you live in Northwest Florida, work will always be less than an hour away on low congestion highways and Interstate 10.
Tools & Resources
Unbounded by county lines, organizations in Northwest Florida hold a variety of career fairs and networking events throughout the year.Find an Event
Thinking about a career move but want to increase your competitiveness? Northwest Florida has several workforce development organizations to get you where you need to be.Level Up to the Perfect Job
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Get a sense of what it’s like to live in Northwest Florida with a detailed look into our diverse communities.Find Your Next Home