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The Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands is a powerful resource for regional workforce development. This agency is tasked with employment assistance for job seekers and helping employers find qualified workers. The Kentucky Career Center's business team is able and ready to assist business and industry with a variety of free services including recruitment, training, evaluation, job fairs and even providing interview facilities for new and expanding employers. To learn more about the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands, visit www.cumberlandsworkforce.com.

According to the most recent figures from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the workforce pool in the 10-county area including Russell County is 231,730 with the total available labor estimated at 13,000. The ample labor supply — coupled with an abundant water supply, large capacity wastewater treatment plant and modest tax rate — makes Russell County an ideal place for many types of industries. These positive economic factors have been instrumental in attracting a diverse line-up, including companies that manufacture fabric, automotive parts, plastics, wood products, and farm gates.

A comprehensive Workforce Analysis report prepared by the Lake Cumberland Area Development District details a wealth of information about the available workforce in Russell and surrounding counties. The 123-page analysis includes detailed demographics, wages by occupation, commuting patterns, education, quality of life and more. One section presents “What If” examples of scenarios a potential industry might find in staffing a workforce in Russell County. It details availability by job/skill and regional wage. Download the report.