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The availability of skilled labor and the cost of labor are two very important factors in selecting a location for a business expansion or relocation. To aid business executives and site selection consultants in their site selection, O'Brien County has developed two tools for assessing our labor market:

1.      Skills Ready Model: This interactive Internet model allows you to enter the number of workers by occupation for your project. The Model will generate a custom report for you that will show the number of workers and wages by occupation in our labor market for your project. In addition, for each occupation the report also lists the number of workers in our labor market that work in the sector and have WorkKeys/National Career Readiness Certificate skills that are compatible to those required for the occupation. We have developed Models for our target industry sectors – Manufacturing and Logistics.

2.      Skills Ready Profile: This document provides an overview of our labor market that includes employment and occupation information by industry and occupation. Employment and wage information are shown for all of the Manufacturing and Logistics occupations in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System for each of the target industry sectors.

O’Brien County Value Added Ag Committee Sponsors Local FFA Chapters & Central Plains Dairy Expo Prayer Breakfast
July 23, 2014
Primghar, Iowa, July 23, 2014 – The O’Brien County Value Added Ag Committee presented the South O’Brien and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn FFA ...
Join us for a Free Cash Flow Management Workshop
September 15, 2014
The Sheldon SCORE Chapter will host a free educational workshop on October 8, 2014 at the NCC College & Career Center in ...
O'Brien County Tourism to Hold Photo Promotion
October 9, 2014
Primghar, Iowa, September 25, 2014 –O’Brien County Tourism is sponsoring a “Selfie Promotion” to showcase O’Brien County. We are ...
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