Workforce & Education
Bradford County’s strong agricultural heritage and a strong manufacturing influence have fostered a hard-working and loyal employment base. Workers in Bradford County are recognized for their work ethic and dependability. The county is primarily non-unionized, with the exception of municipal employees, which private companies have cited as a major advantage. Cost of labor and taxes are relatively low in Bradford County, especially when compared to its New York neighbor across the state line. More than 87% of the county’s population has a high school diploma or higher.
Companies can tap into workforce training programs from numerous organizations:
Penn College at Towanda: Employers from Bradford County have been very successful recruiting from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, which now has a branch in Towanda that can customize courses for employers.
Bradford County Action: This private non-profit community-based organization provides training programs for adults and youth. Activities include career preparation, on-the-job training and employer services.
PA Career Link: Offering one-stop access to a wide range of employment and career development services to job seekers and employers, PA Career Link serves as a community resource for workforce needs.