Labor Force

A High Quality Workforce

One of Waverly and the Cedar Valley's most valuable assets is its high quality work force. The knowledge, skills and work ethic of the area's labor force is a tremendous advantage to employers and businesses in the area. Employers benefit from the highly productive and dedicated individuals who exemplify the work ethic of the Midwest. 

An Abundant Workforce

Waverly benefits from a population of over 240,000 within a 45 minute commuting radius, setting the stage for a generous and diverse pool of available labor.

An Educated Workforce

Over 2/3 (68.7%) of the employed residents in the laborshed area have some level of education/training beyond high school:

  • Trade Certified – 6.3%
  • Vocational Training – 2.1%
  • Associate Degree – 14.6%
  • Undergraduate Degree – 23.2%
  • Postgraduate/Professional Degree – 9.5%

A high quality of life, friendly and progressive merchants, and a college town atmosphere; this is Waverly, Iowa.