Skilled Workforce

Smart People, Smart Choice

Frederick County is home to one of the most highly educated and talented workforces that provides companies with unparalleled human resource capabilities. 39% of the Frederick County’s population age 25 years+ has a bachelor’s degree or higher – that’s the 3rd highest among counties in Maryland. Maryland claims the top spot in the country for the percentage of technical and professional workers in the workplace (28%) and professional and business employment dominates Frederick County’s workforce. 

Frederick County’s 9,000+ businesses employ 96,900 people. There’s a dedicated labor pool of more than 124,000 people in Frederick County and employers can also draw from a workforce of nearly three million people in neighboring counties.

Over the past five years, Frederick County has experienced an average of 1,500 new jobs per year and unemployment is consistently lower than the state and national averages. The extremely high level of diversified businesses in Frederick County makes the employment landscape unique. From entry-level jobs to skilled managerial staff, Frederick County’s workforce is competitive.

Looking for talented workers? There is a variety of no cost business services and job seeker resources from our partners at Frederick County Workforce Services.