Workforce

READY TO WORK

600+ SKILLED WORKERS. AVAILABLE. NOW.

600+ workers available with transferrable skills in metals-related manufacturing, including:

Machinists

Maintenance

Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers

Assembly Tech

Engine & other machine assemblers; Assemblers & Fabricators

Quality Control

inspectors; Testers; Sorters; Samplers &smp; Weighers; Industrial Engineering Technicians

Die Cast

Metal Pourers & Casters; Molding; Coremaking & Casting Machine Setters; Operators & Tenders

Line Operators

Computer-Controller Machine Tool Operators; Press Machine Settlers & Operators; Tool Setters; Operators &smp; Tenders
In Murray/Calloway County, we recognize that a company’s workforce is vital to its success. That is why we strive to provide every possible resource and ensure that every available tool is provided. Murray/Calloway County believes that, as a member of our manufacturing community, your success is job #1. No matter the challenge, it is our job to provide you with the talent you need to excel, both now and in the future.

Area Labor Market Data


Civilian Labor Force

  CALLOWAY COUNTY LABOR MARKET AREA
  2016 AUG 2017 2016 AUG 2017
Calloway County 18,431 18,766 89,367 90,637
Employed 17,604 17,915 84,312 85,746
Unemployed 827 851 5,055 4,891
Unemployment Rate (%) 4.5 4.5 5.7 5.4
Source: Kentucky Department of Revenue

Commuting Patterns


Residents of Calloway County

2014Percent
Working and Residing in County
8,466
64%
Commuting Out of County
4,767
36%
Total Residents
13,233
100%

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.

Employees in Calloway County

2014Percent
Working and Residing in County
8,466
54.2%
Commuting Into County
7,159
45.8%
Total Employees
15,625
100%

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.

Average Weekly Wage


  Calloway County Kentucky (Statewide) United States
Total All Industries $633 $834 $1,018
Total Private Industries $591 $831 $1,017
Natural Resources & Mining N/A $1,075 $1,124
Construction $700 $993 $1,096
Manufacturing $825 $1,091 $1,237
Trade, Transportation & Utilities $511 $758 $852
Information $673 $944 $1,829
Financial Activities $748 $1,169 $1,691
Professional & Business Services $770 $878 $1,332
Education & Health Services $651 $878 $991
Leisure & Hospitality $240 $312 $419
Other Services & Unclassified $398 $591 $691

Workforce Resources


Kentucky Skills Network

Designed to be a business’ first stop for all workforce needs, the Kentucky Skills Network brings together a wide variety of resources to design custom solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC)

Provides incentives to support Kentucky business’ efforts to help new and existing employees stay competitive through flexible, employer-driven skills-upgrade training.

KY FAME

The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is a company-sponsored partnership of statewide employers who share the goal of creating a pipeline of highly skilled workers. Employers start training students while they are still in school and students receive hands-on and classroom training that gives them access to high-paying, advanced manufacturing jobs.

Apprenticeship Programs

Registered apprenticeships are training programs that produce workers for high-demand careers through hands-on, on-the-job training. Apprentices earn a salary while learning the skills they need.

Employment & Labor Laws

Be informed about national and state labor laws through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Occupational Safety & Health Regulations

Learn more about Kentucky’s OSHA regulations and how to receive free health and safety training through the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.
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