The workforce available in Rice County has much to offer to small to medium size businesses thinking to relocate or expand their operations.
The workforce available in Rice County has much to offer to small to medium size businesses thinking ot relocate or expand their operations.
Gain access to workers within the country’s boundaries, as well as surrounding areas (such as highly skilled workers in Southern Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Rice County’s “effective” labor market offers companies a diverse set of worker skills and abilities.
-The breadth of skills is similar to a big city, but the scale is smaller
-Rice County’s northern cities (Lonsdale and Northfield/Dundas) offer advantages for a business seeking white-collar employees, and its southern cities (Morristown and Nerstrand) are suited to blue-collar operations. Faribault offers companies a mixture of blue and white-collar recruits
Rice County’s healthy population and labor force is expected to grow at a faster pace than other surrounding areas
Rice County’s diverse workforce offers the opportunity to accommodate a new breed of local businesses, those with similar but different workforce needs to current, local employers.
These industries include:
-Back-office call center or customer service operations
-Warehousing and logistic/distribution service centers
-Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
-Software development companies
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