Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce
During the 2016 Legislative Session, the Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW) coalition will work to pass the Competitive Workforce Act. This legislation is designed to provide protections against sexual orientation discrimination and gender identity discrimination. It would update the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992. It would also expand the list of protected classes.
According to Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce secretary Patrick Geraghty, the bill would strengthen anti-discrimination protections in the state. It would also update the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 to include protections for gender identity and sexual orientation. The act would provide anti-discrimination protections for all Floridians.
The Competitive Workforce Act is supported by nearly a dozen of the state’s top employers. It includes House Bill 33 and Senate Bill 156. The bills have gained support from nearly a dozen Republicans and 13 Democrats. There are also more than 450 small businesses supporting the legislation.
The legislation will protect all Floridians from discrimination, including gender identity and sexual orientation. It would update the Florida Civil Rights Act, which currently prohibits discrimination based on sex, national origin, race, disability, and religion. The legislation would update the law to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.
Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW) has a coalition of more than 450 Florida businesses. These companies support the legislation because they believe that equality for all Florida residents is crucial to the health of the state’s economy. Many of these businesses are part of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, which has also joined the coalition. Other members include nine Fortune 500 companies and a large number of smaller businesses.
The Florida Business Competitive Workforce coalition has hired Patrick Slevin, a Republican consultant, to lead the effort. He helped organize a yearlong earned media campaign to secure the first-ever state legislative committee hearing for the Competitive Workforce Act. The goal of this campaign is to increase support in the Legislature for the bill.
The bill will increase Florida’s competitiveness in the marketplace. It will help attract more businesses to the state and provide more protections for all Florida residents. It is also expected to help improve the state’s economy by increasing the number of available jobs.
In addition to the competitive workforce, Florida has a pro-business climate. Florida is home to more than a dozen small business development centers that support the growth of small businesses. It also offers financing and consulting services for businesses. It is also home to the Small Business Administration (SBA), which provides loans, federal government contracts, and counseling services.
Florida is known as the tourist state. In addition to the beaches and the water, Florida is home to many theme parks. The Orlando area is home to Disney and Universal parks, as well as Busch Gardens. The tourism industry is a major part of the Florida economy. In the summer months, fewer tourists come to the state, which can be challenging for Florida businesses.