Workforce Profile

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We Cultivate Quality.

Our skilled workforce is rooted in a tradition of manufacturing and agriculture, taking pride in producing quality products through an honest day's work.

VGA's excellent transportation network means that commute times are low – even over long distances – and traffic congestion is virtually non-existent. Employers can expect to attract workers from approximately a 60-mile radius.

Civilian Labor Force 2011
Virginia's Growth Alliance 45,417
Extended Labor Market Area 387,897
Total 433,314
Labor Force Participation (2007-2011)
Virginia's Growth Alliance 50.6%
Extended Labor Market Area 61.3%
Population
Gender Distribution (December 2011) Male  Female
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 52.2% 47.8%
Race/Ethnicity (2011)
Classification Profile Area Extended
Labor Area
White 59,463 487,293
Black 47,256 256,476
Two or More 1,351 13,936
Asian 526 13,716
American Indian or Alaska Native  374 6,971
Pacific Islander 58 506
Hispanic (may be of any race) 3,103 37,006
Median Age (2011)
Brunswick 42 years
Charlotte 44 years
Emporia 39 years
Greensville 41 years
Lunenburg 44 years
Mecklenburg 46 years
Nottoway 41 years
Career Readiness Certificate (01/01/2011-10/31/2012)
Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) assists employers by certifying that a recipient possesses core skills in applied math, reading for information, and locating information. The CRC certification is based on established Workeys ® assessment tests. Virginia uses a three-tiered approach (bronze, silver, gold) to credentialing certificate holders that is based on the recipient’s level of development skills.
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 1,350
Extended Labor Market Area 1,511
Total 2,861
Educational Attainment
On-Time Graduation Rate (Class of 2012) 85.8%
Percentage of Virginia’s Growth Alliance population age 25+ who
are high school graduates (2006-2010)
72.0%
Percentage of Virginia’s Growth Alliance population age 25+ who
have earned a Bachelor's Degree or higher (2006-2010)
11.9%
Additional Labor Resources
High School Graduates Not Continuing (2010-2011) 249
Two-Year College Graduates (Spring 2011)  972
Two-Year College Enrollees (Fall 2011) 7,298
Other College and University Graduates (Spring 2011) 1,352
Total 9,871
Commute Time (2006-2010)
Worked from home
1,844  4.5%
Under 15 minures 12,718 32.4%
15-24 minutes 9,274 23.6%
25-34 minutes 6,877 17.6%
35-44 minutes 2,422 6.2%
45-59 minutes 2,992 7.6%
Over 60 minutes 4,980 12.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes)
Brunswick 31
Charlotte 31
Emporia 15
Greensville 25
Lunenburg 31
Mecklenburg 27
Nottoway 29