Loyal and Productive Workforce in Southern Ohio

Large and growing population infographic

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013, includes Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto Counties.


*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013, includes Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto Counties as well as a two-county border for 14 counties total which reflect actual commuting patterns. Labor force within the four counties only is 94,424.


Source: U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, 2013. Southern Ohio is comprised of Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto Counties


Our employers say it best:

  • “We’ve had no lost time accidents in over four years.”
  • “On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most productive, this workforce is a “5”. They are very good with their hands, like to work.”
  • “Absenteeism is very low. Maybe one day in six months.”
  • “The workforce is very loyal, with a very steadfast work ethic.”
  • “Our turnover is very low. We only lose one or two employees a year out of 950 employees.”
  • “There is a very good core of key people here.”
  • “[There are a lot of] local folks who want to stay here and work here.”
  • “Our absenteeism rate is essentially zero.”
  • “The Southern Ohio work ethic is great.”Group Business
  • “The labor pool here is abundant and the best I have ever seen.”
  • “This plant [in Portsmouth] is the top in production nationally. Our workforce runs circles around the workforce in other states.”
  • “We found highly qualified skilled workers right out of the gate.”
  • “Productivity is unbelievable – 110%.”
  • “The mentality of the workforce is that they like us and they like to work with us. Our turnover is less than 1%.”


100,000 people within 50 miles of southern Ohio


"We found highly qualified, skilled workers right out of the gate."