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31, 2013

Vanessa Santana-Peñate
vsp@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announces initiative focused on the development, recruitment and retention of Miami-Dade County’s future workforce


(MIAMI, May 31, 2013) – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez today announced Actively Investing in Miami-Dade – the A.I.M. Initiative – , which is focused on developing, recruiting, and retaining the future workforce needed to make Miami-Dade a top global community. The A.I.M. Initiative is a comprehensive strategy that coordinates Miami-Dade County’s efforts in the areas of talent development and retention.

The announcement was made at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s (GMCC) 2013 Goals Conference at Jungle Island in Miami. In announcing the new initiative, the Mayor called upon local businesses to join him in a community-wide effort to expand job and internship opportunities for local students.

“It is my priority to work closely with our business community and our educational institutions to develop local students and give them a chance to succeed as productive members of our local workforce,” said Mayor Gimenez. “It’s up to us to give them the tools – and the encouragement – to continue making Miami-Dade their home after graduation.”

The GMCC and the Beacon Council are working with the Mayor and the County to push forward strategies linked to talent development, recruitment, engagement, and retention.  

The Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal initiative, which is Co-Chaired by the Mayor, has emphasized that the way communities invest in learning and skills development is a key factor to consider when building an infrastructure that supports healthy communities, businesses, industries, and quality of life. The A.I.M. Initiative’s various County mentorships, internships, and opportunities for future employment are designed to provide real and valuable work experiences, helping young professionals to develop the analytical skills and entrepreneurial drive that are sought out in all industries and business settings.  For more information on the A.I.M. Initiative, please visit www.miamidade.gov/aim.