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Workforce Statistics

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Research & Analysis, by year 2024 there will be 78,200 unfilled jobs in the Evansville area alone. Of those, nearly 75 percent will require either a high school diploma, postsecondary certification, or four-year degree. Evansville also mimics some of the same trends seen nationally.  The 2016-2017 U. S. Talent Shortage Survey revealed some of the most difficult-to-fill jobs in the nation are skilled trades, health care workers, teachers and technicians. These are also high-demand job opportunities in the Evansville region.

Other statistics:
• 25% of the manufacturing workforce is eligible to retire today. 
• 45% of the manufacturing workforce is eligible to retire by 2024. 
• 82% of the projected job openings through 2024 will require less than a 4-year degree

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