Combine a Midwestern work ethic with highly developed manufacturing and logistics skills and a growing population and you have an ideal location to recruit the workforce you need.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census Franklin County, KS has an approximate population of 25,992 persons. This information is complemented by a November 2011 study completed by the Ft. Hays State University Docking Institute that describes the Ottawa Labor Basin (the County seat of Franklin County) as consisting of 540,232 persons. This includes the entire populations of six Kansas counties (Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, Linn, Miami and Osage counties) and portions of Douglas and Johnson counties (see map below).
Of that pool, it was estimated that 13,266 (7.6%) of persons were non-working and 26,666 (15.27%) working individuals are looking for new employment. In addition 53,573 (56.8%) working individuals would consider new and/or different employment for the right opportunities.
Almost 83% of the labor pool has some amount of college education and 97% of that pool has at least a high school diploma.
For additional specific labor market information (including specific industry wage scales) please see the attached full version of the labor study or contact email@example.com, Executive Director of the Franklin County Development Council.