A dedicated and loyal workforce, ready to go to work for you!
18% of Southern Virginia's workforce is in the manufacturing sector. Our employees are used to shift work, team work, and critical thinking.
Labor MarketRegional Workforce – 102.056
25-mile Radius Workforce – 472,031
Unemployment Rate, December 2015Southern Virginia 5.5%
Extended Labor Market Area 4.8%
National Career Readiness CertificateThe Southern Virginia region has partnered with ACT to become a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). The CWRC is based on ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a stackable credential that forms the basic building block for career pathways built through public-private partnerships between education and industry. The NCRC documents an individual’s foundational workplace skills such as math, reading and locating information – skills required for a majority of today’s jobs.
Number of NCRC’s obtained by the workforce in the region (as of February 2016):
- Southern Virginia
- Extended Labor Market
Educational AttainmentOn-Time Graduation Rate (Class of 2014) 86.7%
Age 25+ who are high school graduates (2010-2014) 78.9%
Age 25+ who have earned a Bachelor's Degree or higher (2010-2014) 14.0%
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