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Workforce

With a Labor Market Area of 512,777 workers, Nicholas County is certainly able to staff your company's needs no matter how big or small. Also, with the previous existence of the Jockey International sewing facility, there is a wealth of skilled labor available to fulfill this unique manufacturing niche. 

Strengths

Carlisle-Nicholas County is a certified "Work Ready" community. Kentucky has the most rigorous certification program in the nation to allow communities to demonstrate their workforce quality. This is an opportunity to differentiate our county and help Kentucky compete to attract jobs now and in the future. The criteria include high school graduation rates, National Career Readiness Certificate holders, community commitment, educational attainment, soft skills development and Internet availability.

Workforce & Training

In partnership with the Maysville Community and Technical College and the Kentucky, Carlisle-Nicholas County is able to provide your company with customizable training programs to to fit any need you may have.

Unemployment, Labor Force and Skilled Workforce

The Licking Valley Region is the immediate 9-county area within a 30-minute drive of Nicholas County-as the hub. Check out the regional workforce, education and demographic data by clicking here!

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* Minimum wage for workers covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The Federal wage prevails if it is higher than the state standard.
Data Name Value
Right to Work State?
Kentucky Yes
Minimum Wage
Kentucky $7.25