Labor Force

Labor Force Profile

The work force in the county is a dedicated, loyal work force willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. This trait has meant success for businesses and industries located in the county. Over 77% of the area workers have worked for their current employer for 2 years. 62% of them for 5 years.


Resident labor force:

3,720
Resident unemployed:

110
Percent unemployed:

2.9%
Resident total employment:

3,610

Employment, Data-Place of Work



Non agricultural wage and salary workers:

2,200
Manufacturing:

590
Non manufacturing:

1,610
Construction and mining:

120
Transportation, Communication and Public Utilities

110
Wholesale and Retail Trade:

450
Wholesale Trade:

140
Retail Trade:

320
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate

110
Services:

460
Government:

360

Hourly Wage Rates



Occupation or Job Title
Entry
Average
Clerk General Office
$5.15
$5.78
Data Entry Operator
$5.15
$5.75
General Laborer
$5.15
$5.61
Machine Set-Up operator
$6.75
$7.89
Material Handler
$5.50
$6.74
Production Assembler
$5.15
$5.98
Secretary
$5.15
$6.83
Welder Combination
$5.75

$7.14

Arc Welder
$6.20
$7.14
General Machinist
$6.60
$8.25
Production Foreman
$8.20
$10.20
Machine Set-Up Operator
$5.60
$6.75
Tool and Dye Worker
$5.70
$8.60
Factory Laborer
$5.15

$6.30

Estimated Labor Force Available

Male: 478

Female: 496

Total: 974

Above statistics as of October 1998




Education


Osceola's residents are well-educated. 95% of them have a high school diploma. 63% have had a least some college.


Willingness to Commute

Workers in our area are willing to commute to work. Your labor pool can be expanded to nearly 25,000 residents. All within a 25 mile radius.


Population within 50 miles of communities: 67,000


Primary and Secondary Skills



Occupation:
Primary Skills:
Secondary Skills:
Sales
88
25
Professional, Technical, and Managerial (Example; doctor, dentist, lawyer, manager)
183
79
Clerical (Stenographer, typist)
190
100
Services (barber, guard, janitor, food server)
150
44
Agriculture and Related Work: (Grain farmers, livestock farmer)
66
30
Processing Occupations (Processors of food, chemicals, wood, textiles)
49
9
Machine Trades (Printer, lathe operator, drill press operator)
74
39
Bench work Occupations (Fabrication and repair of plastics, wood, stone, textiles)
21
15
Structural Work (Welder, painter, excavator, construction worker)
67
76
Miscellaneous (Truck driver, packager, utility worker)
47
48