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 – 1101,829
25-mile Radius Workforce – 474,746
Unemployment Rate, November 2020Southern Virginia 5.3%
Extended Labor Market Area 5.1%
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 January 2020):
- Southern Virginia
Educational AttainmentOn-Time Graduation Rate (Class of 2018) 89.0%
Age 25+ who are high school graduates (2013-2017) 80.6%
Age 25+ who have earned a Bachelor's Degree or higher (2013-2017) 15.3%
Employment by Sector
- Education / Health
- Professional, Business & Other Services
- Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities
- Finance, Insurance, Real Estate
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