Valerie Shaffer

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Valerie Shaffer
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Phone: (765) 983-4769
Fax: (765) 966-8956

Workforce

Recent Wage Study

Region 6 – Wage and Salary Report

Available Workforce

2012 Regional Labor Availability
County State Labor Force Employed Unemp.
Delaware IN 54,245 49,084 5,161
Fayette IN 8,989 7,956 1,033
Franklin IN 11,200 10,267 933
Henry IN 21,839 19,673 2,166
Randolph IN 12,711 11,483 1,228
Rush IN 8,812 8,113 699
Union IN 3,378 3,086 292
Wayne IN 29,884 26,806 3,078
Butler OH 189,596 176,168 13,428
Darke OH 27,097 25,275 1,822
Preble OH 20,437 18,879 1,558
Region Total 388,188 356,790 31,398
Indiana 3,149,743 2,885,750 263,993
Ohio 5,747,885 5,334,862 413,023

Source: STATS Indiana, 2013

Regional Unemployment Rate Trends
County State 2009 2010 2011 2012
Delaware IN 10.7% 11.3% 10.1% 9.5%
Fayette IN 15.3% 14.5% 12.7% 11.5%
Franklin IN 10.6% 10.7% 9.2% 8.3%
Henry IN 12.7% 13.1% 11.0% 9.9%
Randolph IN 12.0% 11.4% 10.3% 9.7%
Rush IN 10.6% 10.4% 8.9% 7.9%
Union IN 10.3% 10.4% 9.1% 8.6%
Wayne IN 12.4% 12.6% 11.0% 10.3%
Butler OH 9.4% 9.3% 8.6% 7.1%
Darke OH 11.1% 10.6% 8.7% 6.7%
Preble OH 12.0% 10.8% 9.9% 7.6%
Region Average 10.6% 10.5% 9.4% 8.1%
Indiana 10.4% 10.1% 9.0% 8.4%
Ohio 10.2% 10.0% 8.6% 7.2%

Source: STATS Indiana, 2013

Commuting Patterns
Counties Receiving Workers from Wayne County – 2011
County Workers % of Workforce
Out of State
317
0.75%
Ohio (State)
777
1.85%
Henry
422
1.00%
Marion
405
0.96%
Fayette
372
0.88%
All Areas
2,293
5.45%

Source: STATS Indiana, 2013

Counties Sending Workers to Wayne County – 2011
County Workers % of Workforce
Randolph
837
1.95%
Ohio (State)
817
1.90%
Fayette
702
1.64%
Union
624
1.45%
Henry
506
1.18%
All Areas
3,486
8.12%

Source: STATS Indiana, 2013

number employed

Source: STATS Indiana, 2013

Current Employment

Major Employers
Company Product Employed
Reid Hospital & Health Care Services Healthcare 2,200
Richmond Community Schools Education 808
Belden Wire & Cable Wire Product Manufacturing 693
Indiana University East Higher Education 625
Richmond State Hospital Hospital 519
City of Richmond Municipality 474
Wayne County Municipality 411
Earlham College Higher Education 388
Primex Plastics Corporation Plastic Sheeting Manufacturing 300
Berry Plastics Extruded Plastics Manufacturing 246
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pet Food Processing 240
Color Box Packaging 227
Autocar Chassis Manufacturing 224
York Stamping: Mathews Casket Division Metal Casket Mfg/Stamping 216
DOT Foods, Inc. Food Re-Distribution 190
Centerstone Mental Health Services 186
Transilwrap Plastics Extruder Manufacturing 167
Mosey Manufacturing Automotive Manufacturing 160
First Bank Richmond, N.A. Local Bank 145
Ace USA Information Processing Center 144
Richmond Power & Light Utility Provider 141
Ivy Tech Community College Higher Education 139
Richmond Banking Company Food Manufacturer 139
Wolverine Customer Support Center 125
Precision Wire Assemblies Wire Harness Manufacturer 120
Wayne Dairy Dairy Processing 116
Silgan White Cap Metal Bottle Cap Manufacturing 112
Osborn International Wire Brush Manufacturing 108
MEG/Steelworks Steel Fixture Manufacturing 103
JM Hutton Metal & Wood Casket Mfg/Stamping 100
Purina Feed – Land O Lakes Animal Food Manufacturing 100
Wayne Bank and Trust Co. Local Bank 44

Last updated Spring 2012

 

Recent Expansions and Layoffs Affecting 10+ Positions
Recent Expansions
Company Year # Jobs Industry
Primex Plastics Corporation 2011 10 Plastics Recycling
Vandor 2011 30 Injection Molding
Osborn International 2011 23 Wire Brush Manufacturer
Wayne Dairy 2011 11 Dairy Processor
CR England 2011 35 Truck Driving School
Hills Pet Nutrition 2012 12 Pet Food Processor
Suncall America Inc. 2012 10 Precision Gearing Manufacturer
Berry Plastics Corporation 2012 10 Molded Plastic Container Manufacturer
Sugar Creek Packing Co. 2012 400 Ready-To-Eat Protein Processor
Paragon Casket 2013 11 Casket Manufacturer
Finance System of Richmond 2013 42 Collection Call Center
The Stride Rite Corporation 2013 184 Customer Service Center
 Recent Layoffs
Company Year # Jobs Industry
Really Cool Foods 2011 131 Food Processor

 

labor distribution

 

Source: STATS Indiana, 2013

Right-To-Work

A right-to-work law is a statute in the United States of America that prohibits union security agreements, or agreements between labor unions and employers that govern the extent to which an established union can require employees’ membership, payment of union dues, or fees as a condition of employment, either before or after hiring. “Right-to-work” laws do not, as the short phrase might suggest, aim to provide a general guarantee of employment to people seeking work, but rather are a government regulation of the contractual agreements between employers and labor unions that prevents them from excluding non-union workers, or requiring employees to pay a fee to unions that have negotiated the labor contract the workers work under.

Worker Training & Placement

Economic Growth Group Workforce Development Training

New and existing businesses in Wayne County that have been denied funding, or that have received partial funding from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, or the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County may apply fro skills training funds. These funds may be used for basic skills training, customized skills training, computer training, interpersonal and leadership skills, and programs to develop communication skills.

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana offers training for workers without needing to leave the region, or even the workplace. Whether it’s the latest computer applications upgrade, training for new manufacturing or processing equipment, or working to develop key interpersonal skills, the college’s Workforce and Economic Development (WED) Office works on a project-by-project basis with each employer to meet their needs in real time. Training can be customized using client materials and equipment and can be delivered any day of the week, any hour of the day, on campus, or at the workplace to suit the needs of the employer.

www.ivytech.edu/richmond

Purdue University Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Purdue’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provides high value, affordable solutions to help businesses increase profitability and productivity. As advocates for Indiana business and organizations, their staff leverages resources in both the public and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and ultimately increase competiveness.

www.mep.purdue.edu

Richmond WorkOne Workforce Development Center

Partnered with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD), WorkOne operates to assist Indiana citizens in accessing and improving their skills in order to find the jobs that will best fits their talents. WorkOne aims to help businesses save money through a variety of services ranging from candidate screening, job fairs, and other recruiting services. They also provide tips on how companies can qualify for grants and training.

www.work-one.org
www.in.gov/dwd/WorkOne

Indiana Career Connect

Indiana Career Connect is a statewide computer network of employment and labor market information which is free of charge to current employers, potential employers and individuals. This site assists employers by exposing them to an extensive database of job seekers in order to find employees with the right set of skills and qualifications. Labor availability and labor market data is also available.

www.indianacareerconnect.com

Workforce Educational Attainment Persons Aged 25 and Older (2012)
Wayne County Indiana U.S.
Less than 9th Grade 4.1% 4.0% 5.8%
9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma 11.6% 8.4% 7.9%
High School Grad 41.6% 35.3% 28.0%
Some College 19.3% 20.7% 21.3%
Associate’s Degree 7.8% 8.1% 8.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 9.6% 15.0% 18.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree 6.0% 8.4% 10.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013

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