Workforce Statistics

Tap into vetted, satisfied, productive talent

The old mantra of “location, location, location” is quickly being replaced by “talent, talent, talent.” Leaders today are tasked with sourcing talent for less – and Greater Cincinnati is ready to help you fill your talent pipeline.

Our region is home to educational-corporate partnerships and innovative training programs designed to attract and train talent quickly and effective. And the results are impressive.

Workforce Statistics
  Annualized employment rate Employment Labor force Unemployment
Greater Cincinnati 4.33% 1,083,100 1,136,600 53,500
Ohio 4.96% 5,468,100 5,768,300 300,200
U.S. 4.85% 153,513,000 160,494,000 6,981,000

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2017

REDI Cincinnati has a dedicated staff member whose sole focus is connecting companies to skilled employees.

Leverage Educational Partnerships

Greater Cincinnati businesses work closely with community colleges, technical schools and universities to create custom training programs specifically designed to create a pipeline of workers and train current workers to ensure their skills fit a company’s unique needs.

Power & Energy Research Laboratory Group – Miami University

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Program goal: To develop new technology to increase solar panel efficiency and decrease production cost.

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Solution: The research laboratory group began utilizing wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, specifically gallum nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SIC), in power conversion hardware for electric vehicles and solar-powered inverters.

GE Aviation Jet Engine Teardown Program – Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

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Program goal: To train GE Aviation engineers on engine teardown, inspection and assembly.

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Solution: Cincinnati State recruited and trained qualified instructors, developed course material and executed training that familiarizes GE Aviation engineers with the CF-34 engine teardown. GE Aviation supplied four engines, committed to six pilot classes and offered an on-site shop area with the appropriate tooling.

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Result: Thousands of GE Aviation engineers participated in the program, and Cincinnati State continues to refine the training to fit the company’s changing needs.

GE Additive Training Program – Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

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Program goal: To create a pipeline of workers trained in additive manufacturing

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Solution: Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center will leverage a nearly $400,000 grant from the federally funded LIFT Institute to develop training for additive technicians

Find the Right Educator to Fit for Your Business

Partner with post-secondary institutions throughout Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana to create curriculum tailored to your business:

Butler Tech
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Great Oaks
Indiana Wesleyan University
Ivy Tech Community College
Miami University
Mount St. Joseph University
Northern Kentucky University
Sinclair Community College
Thomas More College
Union Institute and University
The University of Cincinnati
Xavier University

Young Professional Talent

To attract young professionals, Greater Cincinnati is blending unforgettable history with a passion for what’s next – and it shows, in everything from our comfortable cost of living to our cherished arts and competitively charitable local breweries. This is the place where big dreams come to grow.

Visit the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber to learn more.

Other Resources

The Cincinnati region is home to a wide variety of talent resources. Learn more about our partners