Labor and Training
Our low cost, skilled workforce is readily available and particularly well-suited to light manufacturing, call centers and back office clerical operations.
Low cost. Our average weekly wage ($503) is 48% less than the national weekly wage ($913).
Non-union. Virginia is a right to work state. Virginia has the second lowest unionization rate in the country. There is no union activity in Westmoreland County.
Available labor. Over half of our labor force commutes outside the county to places like Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia. Outbound commuters would prefer local work. We have a high concentration of clerical workers and precision production/machine operators. A large number of well-educated, young retirees are open to local work opportunities, too.
Training. Nearby Rappahannock Community College offers occupational and technical training programs designed specifically to meet local business needs. The Workforce and Community Development Department offers affordable custom training for individual businesses, regular seminars, workshops and classes.