Hiring in the Miami-Dade area is getting a lot more complicated as companies look to expand their reach and expand their workforce.
According to the Miami Herald, the number of jobs in the area is expected to grow by almost 30 percent between 2020 and 2026.
In a post on the local Chamber of Commerce website, CEO Mark Schlissel explained that the county’s workforce is projected to double by 2026, and is projected by the city to grow to nearly 6.4 million people by 2027.
While many of those jobs are for professionals, they are also expected to include healthcare workers, construction workers, and others who are looking to get into the field of healthcare.
The biggest concern in Miami is the job shortage.
According the Miami Beach Times, “the job growth is outpacing the job growth in many other cities.”
According to the Times, a study published by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) last year estimated that the unemployment rate for adults in Miami-dade County would be around 8.7 percent in 2026 if current trends continue.
While that number is expected, many in the community are concerned about the fact that the number is not the same as what they have seen over the last several years.
In fact, a recent report by the Florida Association of Businesses, which is comprised of the state’s largest business organizations, said that a lack of demand for new positions has pushed the county out of the national unemployment rate’s range of 6.7 to 7.4 percent.
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Miami- Dade is currently in the top 10 counties for average wage growth over the past two years.
According of the report, Miami’s median wage is up over 20 percent from the year before and that is driven by a surge in health care workers and construction jobs.
The unemployment rate has been below 6 percent for the last year, and it is projected that the rate will continue to fall.
The average salary for a worker in Miami will increase by about $15,000 over the next three years.
It is expected that the average salary will rise by an additional $2,500 each year.
The median income for a family in the county is also expected increase by an average of $17,000 from 2018 to 2027, according to the report.
The state average household income is projected at $73,300, according the report which is an increase of $1,300 from 2018.
The growth in healthcare and construction workers could be the primary reason that more than 8,000 jobs are projected to be created in Miami by 2032, according an October report by EPI.
Many in the region also fear that this will lead to increased costs in the local healthcare system, as many of the workers are looking for jobs that will provide more stable wages, health insurance, and retirement benefits.
This article has been updated to reflect the recent announcement by the Chamber of Business of Miami and the surrounding counties.