Statistics

Top 10 Employers by Employment in Q4 of 2018 

  1. UPMC-Jameson 
  2. DON Services Inc 
  3. ISS Facility Services Inc 
  4. Kiewit Power Constructors Co
  5. New Castle Area School District 
  6. County of Lawrence 
  7. Westminster College 
  8. State Government 
  9. Wal-Mart Associates In
  10. Excel Companion Care LLC 
Source PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis –  November 2018; West Central Workforce Development Area; Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages 

OnLine Job Postings in Lawrence County

October 2018:  679 vs. October 2017:  672
(1.0% Change)  

Source:  PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 2018West Central Workforce Development AreaThe Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine

Top 5 Industries by % of Employment in Lawrence County

  1. Healthcare & Social Services 21.1% 
  2. Manufacturing 12.7% 
  3. Retail Trade 11% 
  4. Educational Services 8.9% 
  5. Accommodation & Food Service 8.3% 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 2018West Central Workforce Development AreaQuarterly Census of Employment  

Top 10 – 2018 High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Employment % increase expected due to projected need in 2024

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

% Increase Expected by 2024 

Annual Openings 

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers 

Master’s Degree+ 

32.6% 

24 

Industrial Machinery Mechanics 

Long Term Training & at least 1 year On the Job Training 

21.1% 

9 

Home Health Aides 

Short Term/On the Job Training 

21.1% 

42 

Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors 

Short Term/On the Job Training  

19.0% 

8 

Social & Human Service Assistants 

Short Term/On the Job Training 

18.9% 

14 

Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

17.9% 

14 

Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 

Postsecondary Training Program 

12.8% 

51 

Construction Laborers 

Short Term/On the Job Training 

10.8% 

20 

Registered Nurses 

Bachelor’s Degree 

10.6% 

54 

Supervisors – Personal Care Workers 

High School Dipolma & Work Experience 

10.0% 

9 

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 2018West Central Workforce Development Area 

Top 10 – 2018 High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Expected Annual Openings

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

Annual Openings 

Registered Nurses 

Bachelor’s Degree 

54 

Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 

Postsecondary Training Program 

51 

Customer Service Representatives 

Short Term/On the Job Training 

42 

Home Health Aids 

Short Term/On the Job Training 

42 

Nursing Assistants 

Postsecondary Training Program 

34 

Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

33 

General & Operations Managers 

Bachelor’s Degree & Work Experience 

28 

Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses 

Postsecondary Training Program 

27 

Welders, Cutters Solderers & Brazers 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

25 

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers 

Master’s Degree & Work Experience 

24 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 2018West Central Workforce Development Area 

Top 10 – High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Entry Level Wages (2017)

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

General Operations Managers 

Bachelor’s Degree+ 

Elementary School Teachers 

Bachelor’s Degree+ 

Registered Nurses  

Bachelor’s Degree 

Accountants & Auditors 

Bachelor’s Degree 

Electricians 

Long Term Training &/or Apprenticeship 

Supervisors – Production & Operating Workers 

Work Experience 

Supervisors – Office & Administrative Support Workers 

Work Experience 

Correctional Officers & Jailers 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

Sales Representatives 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 2018West Central Workforce Development Area