The Grand Rapids/Itasca County area workforce has a reputation for being dedicated and highly proficient. Local employers enjoy a stable base of employees with high productivity, low turnover and low absenteeism. Favorable labor force qualities, combined with competitively positioned wage and benefit rates, are additional reasons why Grand Rapids is an ideal location for your business.
The average 2011 unemployment rate for Itasca County, at approximately 8.9%, was and is typically above the State average, which was approximately 6.4% during the same time period. The Minnesota Workforce Center, located in Grand Rapids, can assist you in connecting with the members of this available workforce.
Itasca County Employment Quick Facts:
|Net Job Flows||18||89||-6,608||-1,824|
|Avg. Monthly Earnings||$3,125.00||$3,250.00||$4,354.00||$4,383.00|
|Avg. New Hire Earnings||$2,022.00||$2,986.25||$2,419.00||$3,091.50|
Itasca Community College (Grand Rapids), ranked the 5th best community college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine, provides local access to customized training, tailored to your particular business needs. Customized Training programs, administered by Itasca Community College, utilize a wide array of resources available within 36 colleges and universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system.
Customized Training at Itasca Community College can also help you assess your organization's training needs, increase your current employees' skills and train or retrain employees.