Workforce Availability

East Mountain Corporate Center is located in the heart of one of the most densely populated areas in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Approximately 464,000 people live within 20 miles of the park and more than 705,000 people live within 30 miles.  The park is located in Plains Township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and is less than 10 minutes from Downtown Wilkes-Barre. As indicated below, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s  unemployment rate almost always runs higher than state and national averages.  Typically, 20,000 to 25,000 people who live within 30 miles of East Mountain Corporate Center are unemployed.

There are 17 colleges and universities with more than 51,000 enrolled students within an hour’s drive of East Mountain Corporate Center. This network of higher education provides an invaluable resource for employers and their employees, offering ample opportunity for co-ops, continuing education, customized job training, internships, and recruiting.

2016 Unemployment Data

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2015 Unemployment Data

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2014 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.