Work Force

The current estimated civilian workforce population in Pinal County exceeds 130,000 persons, based on estimations from the Arizona Department of Commerce. The Pinal County workforce is very diverse with several ethnic groups represented, motivated with a great work ethic and available. Many are highly trained with a variety of working and technical skills necessary for companies in the 21st century. 63% of the County’s available workforce is in the 18-65 year old age range and many also have earned post-high school degrees or advanced work certificates.

The availability of customized training also has had a significant impact on the County’s workforce. Post high school training courses are available thru our varied workforce development agencies including: the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Pinal County Workforce Connection and Central Arizona College (CAC). In addition, all three major state universities; the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University maintain a constant educational presence in Pinal County and have representatives located at the main campus of CAC in Coolidge. Courses, certificates and degrees include: information technology, plastics, optics, electronics, aerospace, engineering (electrical, civil, manufacturing, etc.), business management, solar installations, various agriculture courses, ISO certification and preparation and various soft-skills programs including team building and leadership skills training.

The following university, vocational, and continuing education institutions in Pinal County contribute to the goal of providing a qualified, highly skilled and available workforce and also offer workforce training opportunities.

For further information please contact the following agencies/colleges

2008 Civilian Labor Force(1)

Ak-Chin Indian Community
385
Apache Junction (Pinal & Maricopa Counties)
13,997
Arizona
3,132,667
Arizona City
3,021
Casa Grande
19,159
Coolidge
5,358
Eloy
5,820
Florence
3,628
Gila River Indian Community
5,217
Kearny
1,562
Mammoth
1,031
Maricopa
18,764
Oracle
2,715
Pinal County
107,650
San Manuel
2,867
Superior
2,056

2008 Employment by Sector(2)

Education & Health Services
4,275
Financial Activities
1,500
Government
19,225
Information
350
Leisure & Hospitality
4,550
Manufacturing
3,825
Mining & Construction
3,925
Professional & Business Services
3,450
Service - Providing
1,625
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
9,150

 2008 Total All Occupations

Employment
54,310
Median Wage
$13.65
Average Wage
$16.33
Entry Wage
$8.26
Experienced
$20.37

2008 Employment by Occupation - Average Wages(3)

Construction & Extraction
3,910
$17.43
Education, Training & Library
4,480
$19.36
Food Preparation & Serving-Related
7,910
$9.15
Installation, Maintenance & Repair
1,890
$19.13
Management
1,890
$37.11
Office & Administrative Support
6,720
$15.02
Production
3,110
$14.50
Protective Service Occupations
5,120
$18.59
Sales & Related
3,900
$12.98
Transportation & Material Moving
4,320
$12.06
(1) Source: Arizona Dept. of Commerce, Strategic Investment and Research, December 2008
(2) Source:Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arizona Department of Commerce, Strategic Investment and Research. Figures are organized under the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).
(3) Source: Prepared by the Arizona Department of Commerce, Strategic Investment and Research in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2009
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