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. 40.6% of the Frederick County’s population age 25 years+ has a bachelor’s degree or higher – that’s the 4th  highest among counties in Maryland. Maryland also ranks third in the country for its high percentage of professional and technical workers (27.8%) in the workforce.

Frederick County’s 6,500+ businesses employ more than 106,000 people. There’s a dedicated labor force of more than 135,000 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 1,400 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.