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Labor & Workforce

In addition to the Richmond MSA’s labor pool of more than 693,000, Hanover County workers commute from surrounding localities. The strong transportation network allows an easy commute to jobs in the metropolitan region from more than 40 localities statewide.

According to data provided by the Greater Richmond Partnership, the Richmond Region offers a highly educated workforce, with 90 percent of the population 25 and older holding a high school degree or higher, and 37 percent holding a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Advantages of the Hanover County and Greater Richmond labor market include:

  • access to a very strong labor pool of highly skilled technical workers and white-collar workers
  • an array of educational resources to meet the education and training needs of any company
  • one of only eight states with unionization below 5 percent among private sector workers in the nation
  • eligibility for several state and local workforce training programs and incentives

Hanover County Based Employers and Workforce: