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The Pittsburg area is strategically located in the center of the Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma area, attracting workers from a 60 mile radius. With a regional population of more than 280,000, the Pittsburg area has consistently attracted knowledgeable workers for our growing companies. A recent study of Pittsburg area employers indicated the average wage for skilled workers is below the state and national rates. Employers reported this lower wage rate also supports a high productivity and work ethic of area employees.

In today’s evolving economy, a competitive workforce is an essential component to business success. In a commitment to a vital and prosperous economy, the City and its economic development partners, continue to develop innovative workforce education skill initiatives to support the growing need of manufacturing and service employers. Kansas is a right to work state. State law protects, an employee is not required to join a union as a condition of employment. Management/employee relations are extremely positive in our area.

Crawford County Labor Force Profile 2011