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WORKFORCE

Count on Great Workers The skill sets of our workforce are complemented by an exceptional work ethic instilled in our community for many generations.

Greater Reading’s Top Industries

Greater Reading has a total of 15,615 businesses. In 2019, the leading industries in Greater Reading were Health Care and Social Services based on employment number or percentage.

Health Care

38,881 Jobs
2,719 Establishments

Retail

25,754 Jobs
2,114 Establishments

Manufacturing

19,209 Jobs
598 Establishments

Education

13,257 Jobs
299 Establishments

Health Care job growth over the last 7 years.

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As a third generation, family run business, our growth and success over the years can be attributed to our talented employees. We have been able to continually improve our products, processes, and services because of our skilled workforce and their dedication to our team.

Jamey Maack, President - US Anodize

POPULATION

421,289

PEOPLE

 

Median Age:
39 Years Old
LABORFORCE

222,401

PEOPLE

 

Total Employed:
186,085
BACHELORS DEGREE

16.53%

COLLEGE GRADUATES

 

High School Degree or Higher: 87.28%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME

$65,137

AVERAGE

 

Over National Average: 42.32%

Take Advantage of a Highly Skilled Workforce

With over 28,000 college and technical school students within 20 miles of Reading, and over 4,700 degrees awarded from universities in the Greater Reading Area, you will find an area that values lifelong learning. The higher education and workforce training institutions in Greater Reading work closely with our business community to support entrepreneurship, workforce training, research and leadership. These include:

Talent Initiative

Visit MeetGreaterReading.com and Meet Your New Favorite Neighborhood! Meet Greater Reading is a program of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance. Explore the site to see the talent the area has and has attracted.