Workforce Availability

Mericle understands that a critical factor in your site selection decision is whether there is adequate available labor to staff your new operation at 165 New Commerce Boulevard.  As such, Mericle asks you to consider several factors during your deliberations.

First, the building is located in a densely populated area. According to Esri, 141,794 people live within a 20-minute drive of 165 New Commerce Boulevard, 290,280 people live within 30 minutes and 485,675 live within 40 minutes.

Second, because the building is just 2.1 miles from I-81 via S.R. 29, your employees will find it easy getting to work every day.

Third, Hanover Industrial Estates is served by daily municipal bus service from the Luzerne County Transportation Authority making it easier for you to recruit your team.

Also, as indicated below, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s  unemployment rate almost always runs higher than state and national averages.  Typically, 10,000 to 15,000 people who live within 30 minutes of Hanover Industrial Estates are unemployed.

2021 Unemployment Data

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2020 Unemployment Data

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2019 Unemployment Data

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2018 Unemployment Data

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2017 Unemployment Data

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You can learn more about the programs and organizations in Northeastern PA that will help you find and train your employees in Mericle’s Northeastern Pennsylvania Workforce Resources Guide.