Orange County Economic Development

Workforce

   Highly Skilled Labor & Workforce

Employers will find a diverse, educated and enthusiastic workforce in Orange County. More than half of Orange County’s population is in the prime working age range of 18 to 54 and represent several ethnicities.

Orange County’s highly skilled workforce is a product of targeted education programs at The University of North Carolina and Durham Technical Community College.

Primary, secondary, university, vocational and continuing education institutions in Orange County and surrounding areas all contribute to the goal of providing a qualified workforce. At 53.7 %, Orange County has the highest concentration of college grads in North Carolina and 11th highest nationally.

Labor Market Analysis available through NC Works.