Workforce Overview
Forty-seven percent of the Raleigh population has a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Talented People

We're often asked why Raleigh has seen such impressive growth over the past three decades. The answer is easy. Our people. Not only is Raleigh's population one of the most well-educated in the world—almost half the people older than 25 have at least a four year degree—but we're also a friendly and welcoming bunch. In large part because we kind of have to be. After all, most of us aren't originally from the area, meaning we were new at one point too and relied on help from others to learn the ropes and finding our niche. So we're basically repaying the favor. Oh, and a little bit of Southern hospitality never hurts.


Quick facts about Raleigh residents:

More than 40% over the age of 25 hold at least
a bachelor's degree

35 residents were added to the City of Raleigh every day for the last 10 years (127,750 people)

Less than 50% of residents in the Raleigh-Cary MSA have lived in their current homes for more than 7 years.



Talent Attraction

The City of Raleigh is engaged in a major talent attraction initiative called "Work in the Triangle/Raleigh. We realize that companies can relocate and expand anywhere in the world they choose. And that a primary driver of their location decision is the ability to hire, attract and retain talented people. So in addition to our continued pursuit of recruiting new companies to Raleigh, we're also engaged in recruiting smart people to Raleigh. We believe doing so will make us even more attractive to the kinds of companies we're pursuing. Click the image below to learn more!


Workforce Training

Raleigh has many partners in the workforce training space. The first and most obvious would be the public school system and our area colleges and universities. These organizations are responsible for preparing tens of thousands of students to enter the workforce each and every year. In addition to these, there are a couple of other resources that deserve special mention in this section.

When it comes to workforce training, Wake Technical Community College is where the rubber meets the road. From IT professionals to HVAC techs, Wake Tech gets students of all ages ready to go to work. And it isn’t just 2-year associate’s degrees. In fact, the vast majority of students that attend Wake Tech are there for continuing education. Sometimes it’s for further certification in their current field, and sometimes it’s to change career paths altogether.

The mission of the Capital Area Workforce Development Board says it all: The mission of the Capital Area Workforce Development Board is to create a highly effective workforce system. This system will provide employers with productive, skilled workers and offer citizens training and employment opportunities that promote job satisfaction and economic stability. The accomplishment of this mission will enable all citizens to contribute to the prosperity of the community.


Employment Opportunities

NCWorks Online is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

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