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We are proud of our local workforce. Our people are energetic and highly motivated.  They are loyal, responsible, and well educated.  Iowa is a leader in quality education and our area schools take pride in providing outstanding education and training for our people.  Our community is made up of people with strong religious and moral values.  We care about our community, its families, its people, and its quality of life.  Our people make good employees that will serve your company well.

 

Estimated Total Potential Labor Force

Rock Valley has an estimated 3,379 citizens ages 18-64.  The total adjusted labor force is 3,198.  The total willing to change/accept employment and commute to Rock Valley from their home ZIP Code for an employment opportunity is 1,814.

 

Education & Training

Over two-thirds (67.2%) of the employed residents in the Laborshed area have some level of education/training beyond high school.

Postgraduate/Professional Degree.....................................7.6%
Undergraduate Degree....................................................23.9%
Associate Degree..............................................................15.5%
Vocational Training.............................................................5.3%

Trade Cerified................................................................... 3.8%

 

(Iowa Workforce Development, March 2010) 

 

 

"Rock Valley has a hardworking and loyal workforce"

- Jim Vander Velde

Economic Development