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Workforce Development, Longmont Economic Vitality

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

According to the 2006 American Community Survey run by the U.S. Bureau of the Census for towns of population 65,000 or greater, about 72.9% of residents of Longmont 16 years of age or older are part of the labor force. This totals about 47,167 workers. Longmont has a number of resources for workforce development, including Workforce Boulder County, which offers worker recruitment, prescreening and referral services, tax credits, and training reimbursement. For more information, go to http://www.wfbc.org/.

Workforce Boulder County is a division of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, which can be found at http://www.coworkforce.com/.

 

AREA WORKFORCE:

 

 

Longmont

Boulder County

Colorado

Number of Workers

47,167

159,894

2,599,219

Percentage of Total Population

72.9%

69.9%

70.0%

Unemployment

3.8%*

3.6%*

4.3%*

Source: US Bureau of the Census, 2006

*Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2008

 

AREA WORKFORCE BY INDUSTRY:

 

Workforce by Industry

Number of Workers

% of Total

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

291

0.7%

Construction

2,936

6.7%

Manufacturing

6,792

15.5%

Wholesale trade

1,143

2.6%

Retail trade

4,988

11.4%

Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

1,411

3.2%

Information

1,540

3.5%

Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing

2,093

4.8%

Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

6,413

14.6%

Educational services, and health care, and social assistance

7,925

18.1%

Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services

4,507

10.3%

Other services, except public administration

1,971

4.5%

Public administration

1,854

4.2%

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2006

 

LONGMONT EMPLOYERS WITH OVER 100 EMPLOYEES:

Company

Description

Employees

St. Vrain Valley Schools

School district

4876

Longmont United Hospital

Regional hospital

1282

Seagate Technology

Computer disk drives

1160

City of Longmont

City government

814

Intrado

911 database & mapping services

807

Amgen

Biopharmaceuticals

678

Digital Globe

Satellite imagery

650

Federal Aviation Administration

Aviation control center

566

Crocs

Croc shoes

435

McLane Western

Grocery distribution center

406

Butterball, LLC

Value added turkey products

360

Circle Graphics

Digital billboards

292

Longmont Clinic

Medical services

288

Xilinx

Programmable Logic (Software Division)

270

Pharmerica

Regional billing office

225

Dot Hill Systems Corp

Fiber channel computer devices

208

GE Energy

Power generation & energy technology

204

Measured Progress

Standardized test grading firm

200

Western Digital

Computer disk drives

173

OnCore Manufacturing

Contract manufacturer

143

Thule Organization Solutions

Computer/Audio/Video storage cases

119

Woodley's Fine Furniture

Custom furniture

110

Sun Construction & Design

Construction and design services

107

LSI

Integrated circuties for data storage

105

Mentor Graphics

Software development

100

Brooks Automation

Vacuum measurement instruments

95

Matheson

Chemicals for semiconductor industry

94

Source: Longmont Area Economic Council

 

 

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