West Virginia’s Workforce
West Virginians are known for their grit and hard work. Our strong labor history resonates with us to this day. Here in the Mountain State, you will find an eager, determined workforce with the grit, skills and training to get the job done.
Higher Education Rates Rising
The state’s educational attainment rate is growing. In 2012, 17.9 percent of West Virginia’s population 25 years and over had earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, and by 2017 the rate increased to 19.9 percent.
Grant Programs for Education
The new West Virginia Invests Grant Program covers the full cost of basic tuition and fees for select certificate and associate degree programs at in-state public two- or four-year institutions. This program will produce highly trained individuals for high-demand fields.
Low Employee Turnover Rate
West Virginia workers boast the lowest manufacturing turnover rate in the nation, and below the national average in all other workforce categories (US Census Bureau, QWI quarterly data, 2018).