HDR-Businessclimate

Workforce

Need a workforce that is ready for your jobs? Need assurance that your workforce will always fit your jobs? If so, then the Lake Martin area is the place for you. Due to changes in the industrial mix in the region, we have an available workforce that is ready for IT, computer-related, and advanced manufacturing jobs. Our workers have already gained the skills needed for these types of jobs and can receive additional job-specific training at Central Alabama Community College and through statewide training programs.

Workers for IT, Call Centers, and Computer-Related Jobs

We have customer service, call center, information technology, and business administrative workers in the area.

The Lake Martin area workforce includes a high concentration of:

  • Business Analysts
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Programmers
  • Project Managers
  • Senior Computer Operators
  • Senior Systems Analysts
  • Systems Engineers

Workers for Advanced Manufacturing

Because of the close proximity to several major automotive manufacturing companies, Central Alabama Community College has created automotive-related training and education courses. Additionally, many of the region's manufacturing workers already have the skills needed for advanced manufacturing positions.

High Demand Manufacturing Occupations – Coosa County

Occupation10-Year Change (2006-2016)
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators 54.55%
Industrial Engineers 50.00%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators 39.13%
Tool and Die Makers 33.33%
Millwrights 25.00%

*Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations – High Demand Occupations for Region 5 (Coosa, Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Cleburn, Calhoun, Etowah, and Cherokee Counties).

High Demand Occupations – Tallapoosa County

Occupation10-Year Change (2006-2016)
Chemical Engineers 185.71%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters 185.71%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters 86.36%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters 71.43%
Industrial Engineers 62.50%

Source: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations – High Demand Occupations for Region 8 (Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell, and Bullock Counties).