If you are looking for an area that can provide your business with a skilled available work force consider that Monroe County’s population grew 22.5% from 2000 to 2010. Currently, Monroe County’s workforce is 82,300 people.
More importantly, the county is one of the few areas within Pennsylvania that has shown consistent increases in the number of young adults (ages 18 to 34) residing in the county. For companies seeking new workers this is a critical number.
With a high school graduation rate that exceeds the state and national averages and a higher than average educational attainment level, the work force here is ready-to-go. But if training is needed an extremely well developed system of on-the-job and classroom training is already in place to satisfy the most rigorous training needs.
With the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act in January 2000, Pennsylvania took an aggressive approach and developed the one-stop career center system called Pennsylvania CareerLink. We were the first state to integrate physical one stop centers with the virtual on-line system found at the Commonwealth Workforce Development System. This system allows both employers and job seekers access to services 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Also, more than 5,000 residents of Monroe County presently commute to New Jersey or New York, but most are willing to admit that they would prefer to work in Monroe if work were available to them. Many of these commuters are highly skilled. High skill levels, abundant entry-level workers and a high growth rate all combine for the benefit of employers. Monroe County is in a unique position to provide the workforce that businesses need to succeed.
Burnley has been providing training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the Greater Poconos since 1964. Burnley’s employment placement and training services empower individuals by helping them achieve their fullest physical, mental social, vocational, and economic potential. Job coaching and placement services are available and staff will provide the support needed to help their consumers be successful on the job. Contact Burnley at (570) 992-6616 or click the link above for more information about their programs.