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Columbus Workforce

Workforce & Talent in the Columbus Region


In the Columbus Region, more than 1 million people go to work each day as some of the most educated and most motivated employees in the nation.

It is in the Columbus Region that employees are connected to world class educational, training and job-finding resources, ensuring employers can not only find talent but that they can find the best talent. And with no single industry comprising more than 18 percent of total employment, the Region boasts a stable economy and a variety of job opportunities.
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The Region is top 10 in millennials, younger and smarter than national averages, and growing faster than any Midwest metro.
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Rankings
From Forbes' No. 1 city for mid-career professionals to CBRE's No. 1 market for tech talent, the Region is earning top marks for its workforce.
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Colleges and Universities
The Region has one of the highest concentrations of college students in the U.S., with 136,000 at more than 60 campuses.
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Workforce Development
The Columbus Region is home to a highly skilled workforce that is always learning and always growing.
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Largest Employers
The Columbus Region is a powerhouse of finance and insurance operations, retail headquarters, manufacturers and Fortune 1000 companies. 
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Jobs and Internships
The myriad of job-finding resources ensure that our population is employed, and that employers can always find well-qualified talent.
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INDUSTRIES
Manufacturing Workforce
Customized training partnerships complement cutting edge vocational programs and top-ranked university degrees.
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Logistics Workforce
More than 76,000 are employeed in logistics occupations, and 136,000 college students act as surge labor during busy seasons.
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Science and Technology Workforce
New Geography says that educated tech labor is expanding faster here than in Boston, San Jose and San Francisco.
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Headquarters and Business Services Workforce
From finance and insurance to fashion design, specialized back office talent is abundant in the Region.
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