Erie County is home to one of the nation’s most highly skilled workforces, which helps make Erie County ideally situated to support growth—Erie County workers are Up For the Job. The Erie workforce is proof that with a strong, dedicated, and  experienced workforce, businesses can prosper.

Combining our heritage as a maker place for the past century with advanced educational opportunities from 4 local universities and Pennsylvania’s newest community college, Erie County has the educated work force you need to get the job done.

The idea for a workforce marketing initiative, a precursor to Choose Erie, was developed with assistance from members of U.E. Local 506, the workers who build locomotives locally for Wabtec. The leadership team recognized that manufacturers from across the country were busy trying to attract Erie’s highly-skilled workers, but Erie workers wanted to stay in Erie—a hometown with affordable housing and natural amenities. 

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Erie’s employers know that Erie’s workforce is second to none.

Top 10 Non-Government Employers

Industry: Financial Activitites/Insurance Employees (Approx.): 4000+
Industry: Healthcare and Social Assistance Employees (Approx.): 2500+
Industry: Retail/Grocery Employees (Approx.): 1500+
Industry: Healthcare and Social Assistance Employees (Approx.): 2500+
Wabtec locomotives literally move the world with a comprehensive and integrated set of best-in-class products and technologies that deliver unmatched reliability and efficiency for customers across the globe.
Industry: Healthcare and Social Assistance Employees (Approx.): 1000+
The Plastek Group, headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, is a world class manufacturer of plastics packaging for the Personal Care, Home Care, Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, and Pharmaceutical Packaging Industries.
Industry: Retail/Grocery Employees (Approx.): 700+
Our customers tell us they choose Wegmans for the helpful people in our stores, help with delicious meals from our chefs, and the freshest ingredients possible.
For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions.