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WORKFORCE

A HERITAGE OF HARD WORK.

Within a 30 to 60 minute commute of Pike County’s county seat in Petersburg, Indiana, there is a labor force of 175,000 people.

The larger, regional labor force is estimated at more than 400,000. 

Pike County’s workforce has a hard-working history in mining, manufacturing, agriculture, power generation and transportation.

They are salt of the earth people who stay for generations.

They value family, community, and jobs.

Average wages and commute times are significantly below U.S. averages.

Labor Force Estimates - Pike County Region -December 2017
Area
Labor Force
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate %
US Total
159,880,000
6,278,000
3.9
State of Indiana
3,268,341
100,457
3.1
Evansville Metro Region
158,223
4,384
2.8
Bloomington Metro Region
76,690
2,315
3.0
 
 
 
 
Crawford
4,828
201
4.2
Daviess
15,511
384
2.5
Dubois
22,609
489
2.2
Gibson
18,781
473
2.5
Knox
18,135
530
2.9
Greene
13,194
523
4.0
Lawrence
20,432
801
3.9
Martin
4,942
128
2.6
Orange
8,677
312
3.6
Perry
9,042
339
3.7
Pike
6,397
208
3.3
Posey
13,162
323
2.5
Spencer
10,025
315
3.1
Sullivan
8,615
359
4.2
Vanderburgh
91,647
2,499
2.7
Warrick
31,599
846
2.7
Pike Region + Contiguous Indiana
Counties TOTAL
297,596
8,730
2.9

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development, December 2017

ENGINEERING SUCCESS.

As our regional economy grows, quality job preparation and training are especially important.

 Educational institutions like Ivy Tech are sharply focused on practical, job-oriented education.

Ivy Tech Community College is the nation’s largest singly-accredited state community college system, with more than 200 campuses across Indiana.

There are more than 150 programs leading to career development certificates, technical certifications, and associate degrees. 

Ivy Tech operates a major campus in nearby Evansville that offers a wide spectrum of education and training designed for business.

Coursework is customizable, affordable and industry-certified, with a proven track record of success.

Below is a partial listing of technical certifications. You can explore the full list here: https://www.ivytech.edu/degrees/index.html

  • Advanced Automation and Robotics
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Construction Management
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Operations, Applications and Technology (BOAT)
  • Chemical Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Database Management and Administration
  • Design Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Energy Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Manufacturing Production and Operations
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Precision Agriculture Equipment Technology
  • Supply Chain Management/Logistics

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