How to Hire in Orlando: Orlando, FL Hiring Trends for 2022

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, with a yearly growth rate of 2.3%, Orlando offers a sizable pool of talent for employers. There are more than 1.2 million people in the city’s labor force and more than 550,000 college and university students primed for hiring in Orlando.

Understanding the local job market can help you find candidates closer to your ideal hire. With this information, you can tailor job ads based on insights about Orlando’s average salaries and popular employers, and post those ads in locations where candidates are more likely to see them.

Related: Our step-by-step guide to write a help wanted ad in any location

Below are Indeed’s insights* to help you create your next help wanted ad in Orlando:

*Indeed data (US) – April 2021
As of April 2021, jobs in Orlando, FL, are moderately competitive compared to other job markets.

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Competing for talent in Orlando

1,031,948

Job seekers that clicked Orlando job postings

76,776

Jobs that received clicks by job seekers

13

Average number of job seekers per job posting


Who else is hiring in Orlando?

Below are the most popular employers in the Orlando metro based on job clicks in April 2021 on Indeed.com.

Here are the top employers by clicks:

  1. AdventHealth 2.00%
  2. Orlando Health 1.15%
  3. Lockheed Martin 0.72%
  4. City of Orlando 0.54%
  5. United States Postal Service 0.45%
  6. Concentrix 0.41%
  7. Alorica 0.41%
  8. State of Florida 0.38%
  9. Amazon DSP 0.37%
  10. Orange County Government 0.35%

Despite Orlando’s reputation as a tourist town, 80% of employment is in other sectors. Health care is a major industry, with two large health care systems, AdventHealth and Orlando Health, taking the top spots on this list. The city is also home to a cluster of aerospace and defense companies, including Lockheed Martin. City, county and state entities are popular employers in the Orlando metro, as is the United States Postal Service.


Job seeker search activity in Orlando

There are 769K resumes from job seekers available in Orlando on Indeed that you can source talent for your open positions from. Learn more about what to look for in a resume.

There are 1.03M job seekers who have clicked on jobs leading to 13 job seekers per job on average.

Here are the top search terms job seekers click on:

  1. Hiring Immediately 1.24%
  2. Warehouse 0.91%
  3. Customer Service 0.69%
  4. Remote Work From Home 0.60%
  5. Administrative Assistant 0.59%
  6. Receptionist 0.54%
  7. Customer Service Representative 0.52%
  8. Delivery Driver 0.38%
  9. Driver 0.36%

In April 2021, the most-clicked search term was Hiring Immediately, indicating that job seekers were highly motivated to work. Customer Service, Administrative Assistant and Receptionist job postings were also popular, likely due to the many health care and government employers that rely on these roles. Job seekers were also interested in Orlando’s supply chain roles, such as Warehouse Worker and Delivery Driver job postings.


Orlando salaries

According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary in Orlando, FL, ranges from approximately $10.62 per hour for a Sales Associate to $69.63 per hour for a Registered Nurse. According to Payscale, Orlando’s cost of living is 5% lower than the U.S. average.

Before posting your job, visit Indeed Salaries to check how you compare to reported salaries from other employers and job seekers.


Where are the candidates for Orlando jobs?

Orlando job seekers are spread throughout the greater metro area. Approximately half of the applicants state that the city is their place of residence while the other half lives in the surrounding regions.

When you post help wanted Orlando ads, you might also consider reaching out to candidates in Kissimmee, Sanford, Clermont and other nearby communities.

Below are the top 10 listed locations for resumes in the Orlando area:

  1. Orlando, FL 50.96%
  2. Kissimmee, FL 12.58%
  3. Sanford, FL 3.85%
  4. Clermont, FL 3.24%
  5. Apopka, FL 3.11%
  6. Altamonte Springs, FL 2.72%
  7. Winter Park, FL 2.70%
  8. Saint Cloud, FL 2.64%
  9. Oviedo, FL 2.27%
  10. Winter Garden, FL 2.12%

Indeed requires location information for job postings and is one of the first pieces of information that is needed to list a job.

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Recruit from Orlando universities, colleges and trade schools

Orlando’s many post-secondary institutions are a rich source of talent for businesses. To find candidates, consider participating in career fairs or posting Orlando help wanted ads on school job boards. You can also use specific school names or fields of study as resume search terms.

Orlando colleges and universities

As one of the country’s largest colleges, the University of Central Florida offers 103 bachelor’s and 91 master’s programs, from actuarial science to hospitality management and mechanical engineering. Another well-known post-secondary institution, AdventHealth University, graduates students in a variety of health care specialties, including nursing.

  • University of Central Florida
  • AdventHealth University
  • Valencia College

Orlando trade schools

The Orlando metro’s many trade schools prepare students for diverse career fields. For example, Southern Technical College offers diploma and associate degree programs in several areas of study, including welding and veterinary assisting.

  • Southern Technical College
  • Orange Technical College
  • Florida Technical College

Hiring and other resources for Orlando businesses

City of Orlando: Supports local entrepreneurs through a variety of business incentive programs, including financial assistance for new businesses, grants for building improvements and tax credits for creating new jobs. Visit the City of Orlando.

Orlando Regional Chamber: Offers learning and networking opportunities for Orlando-area business owners, including roundtable conversations, networking luncheons and talent development programs. Visit the Orlando Regional Chamber.

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center: A regional economic development initiative that offers networking opportunities for business owners and helps access financing and hiring resources. Visit the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center.

GrowFL: Offers information and resources to help second-stage companies continue growing, including networking opportunities, learning sessions and help with strategic market research. Visit GrowFL.

Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida: Provides one-on-one business consulting for Orlando’s small business owners, which covers finances, marketing, operations and helps with developing business plans, accounting systems and employee manuals. Visit the FSBDC at UCF.


Find Orlando talent: best practices for creating a help wanted ad

A number of factors contribute to Orlando’s moderately competitive job market, including steady population growth. Taking the time to understand the market will help you reach and attract a qualified talent pool.

Ready to create and distribute a help wanted ad in Orlando? Check out our guide on how to write a help wanted ad or get started by posting your job on Indeed.

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