Workforce

CMC HarrisburgWith its proximity to more than 50 universities, colleges and trade schools in the region, Harrisburg has access to a tremendous number of people with a wide range of skills, talents and education. 

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College provides Customized Training Programs tailors employee education in support of full-time production and direct customer service positions. This program enhances the growth potential of companies located in the state, while simultaneously preparing our workforce with the skills essential to successful employment in emerging industries.

A 15-mile radius around Harrisburg stretches beyond downtown Charlotte in the southwest and through Huntersville and Kannapolis in the north.  Within this radius represents a population of 780,000 people and a total civilian labor force of more than 605,000.

JHE Production GroupStaying in the 15-mile radius of Harrisburg, there are 392,000 employed workers and the majority are in Business, Healthcare and Services field

Industry # of empl.

Architect/Engineer

5,728

Arts/Entertainment/Sports

7,557

Building Grounds Maintenance

15,114

Business/Financial Operation

24,183

Community/Social Services

8,017

Computer/Mathematical

12,364

Construction/Extraction

19,333

Education/Training/Library

23,478

Farming/Fishing/Forestry

665

Food Preparation/Serving

23,704

Health Practitioner/Technician

19,565

Healthcare Support

8,409

Maintenance Repair

12,398

Legal

4,301

Life/Physical/Social Science

1,786

Management

40,923

Office/Administrative Support

51,728

Production

21,594

Protective Services

8,428

Sales

46,292

Personal Care/Services

12,891

Transportation/Moving

23,374