Ocala is one of the southeast’s best-kept secrets. But word is quickly getting out that this area is home to many vibrant industries, including healthcare, horses, logistics, and manufacturing. Recently, the Census Bureau ranked Ocala as “one of the fastest growing metros in the county” and Forbes named us as a “top 10 metro for future job growth.” It’s not an Oscar, but we’ll take it!
Ocala is also a fun place. From some of the best ziplining and watersport activities in the country to arts and culture galore, Ocala has no shortage of big-city amenities—or small-town charm.
Of course, you’ve probably found this page because we invited you here and you’re curious where the next step in your career may take you. Well, the professional opportunities in Ocala are as bright as the Florida sunshine. New logistics facilities by AutoZone, FedEx, and Chewy, as well as the massive growth throughout the county and the surrounding region, have created a huge need for engineers. For example, Lockheed Martin was recently awarded a multi-billion-dollar government contract, E-One just introduced a new aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle, SPX Flow is adding another whole shift to their manufacturing plant, and Marion County and the City of Ocala both have numerous multi-year projects underway. If you search “engineer” at EmployFlorida.com, you’ll probably see over 130 jobs available in your field right now.