Statistics

Top 10 Employers by Employment in Q3 of 2019 

  1. UPMC-Jameson 
  2. DON Services Inc 
  3. ISS Facility Services Inc 
  4. New Castle Area School District
  5. Excel Companion Care LLC 
  6. County of Lawrence 
  7. Westminster College 
  8. State Government
  9. Kiewit Power Constructors Co 
  10.  Wal-mart Associates Inc
Source PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis –  October 2019; West Central Workforce Development Area; Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages 

OnLine Job Postings in Lawrence County

September 2019:  880 vs. September 2018:  909
(-3.2% Change)  

Source:  PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis – October 2019West Central Workforce Development AreaThe Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine

Top 5 Industries by % of Employment in Lawrence County

  1. Healthcare & Social Services 21.2% 
  2. Manufacturing 12.5% 
  3. Retail Trade 10.6% 
  4. Accommodation & Food Service and Educational Services 8.5% 
  5. Construction 7.4% 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – October 2019West Central Workforce Development AreaQuarterly Census of Employment  

Top 10 – 2019 High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Employment % increase expected due to projected need in 2026

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

% Increase Expected by 2026

Annual Openings 

Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics 

PostSecondary Training Program

16.0% 

20 

Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers

Postsecondary Training+ 

15.4% 

15 

Construction Laborers

Short Term/On the Job Training 

11.6% 

82 

Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training  

11.1% 

55 

Registered Nurses 

Bachelor’s Degree 

10.9% 

94 

Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists

Long Term/On the Job Training 

9.5% 

22 

Social & Human Service Assistants 

Short Term/On the Job Training 

9.4% 

42 

Accountants & Auditors

Bachelor’s Degree

8.3% 

59 

License Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses

Postsecondary Training Program

8.3% 

48 

Supervisors – Mechanics, Installers & Repairers 

High School Dipolma & Work Experience 

7.1% 

27 

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis – October 2019West Central Workforce Development Area 

Top 10 – 2019 High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Expected Annual Openings

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

Annual Openings 

Customer Service Representatives

Short Term/On the Job Training 

184 

Nursing Assistants 

PostSecondary Training Program 

181 

Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 

PostSecondary Training Program 

175 

Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

98 

Supervisors – Retail Sales Workers 

High Diploma / Work Experience 

96 

Registered Nurses 

Bachelor’s Degree

94 

Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks 

Postsecondary Training Program+ 

92

Construction Laborers

Short Term/On the Job Training 

82 

General Operations Managers 

Bachelor’s Degree+ 

79 

Supervisors – Office & Administrative Support Workers 

High School Diploma/Work Experience 

71 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – October 2019West Central Workforce Development Area 

Top 10 – High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Entry Level Wages (2018)

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

General Operations Managers 

Bachelor’s Degree+ 

Accountants & Auditors

Bachelor’s Degree 

Registered Nurses  

Bachelor’s Degree 

Supervisors – Production & Operation Workers

High School Diploma/Work Experience 

Electricians 

Long Term Training &/or Apprenticeship 

Supervisors – Office & Administrative Support Workers 

High School Diploma/Work Experience 

Supervisors – Mechanics, Installers & Repairers

High School Diploma/Work Experience 

Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists 

Long Term Training &/or Apprenticeship

Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers 

PostSecondary Training Program 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – October 2019West Central Workforce Development Area