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 Educated Workforce

Over 3/4 (76%) of the employed residents in the laborshed area have some level of education/training beyond high school:

Trade Certified – 4.6%
Vocational Training – 2.4%
Associate Degree – 15.5%
Undergraduate Degree – 30.4%
Postgraduate/Professional Degree – 8.2%

WaverlyWelcomeHome - Talent Attraction

The Waverly Welcome Home talent attraction campaign showcases the career opportunities and quality of life that make Waverly a community of choice for families and individuals who value the good life in a safe, welcoming and vibrant community. 

2019 Laborshed Reports

The following reports detail the workforce characteristics for the area from which Waverly draws workers. 

Interactive Laborshed Report
Laborshed Executive Summary
Labor Characteristics - Financial Services
Labor Characteristics - Advanced Manufacturing
Labor Characteristics - Biotechnology
Labor Characteristics - Warehouse & Distribution

The following reports show labor characteristics for the 6-county Cedar Valley Region, which includes Waverly:

Cedar Valley Regional Executive Summary
Regional Labor Characteristics - Financial Services
Regional Labor Characteristics - Advanced Manufacturing
Regional Labor Characteristics - Biotechnology
Regional Labor Characteristics - Warehouse & Distribution

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