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Workforce Data

Wapakoneta's abundant, skilled labor supply improves productivity, quality, and profit.

Ohio and it communities are committed to providing a skilled, educated workforce to help our businesses succeed in the ever changing world marketplace. Ohio's more than six million workers exceeds the population of 31 other states. With 180,000 graduating seniors and more than 78,000 college graduates ready to join the workforce every year, Ohio is a leader in worker productivity.

At the center of West Central Ohio, Wapakoneta is positioned to take advantage of the knowledge, work ethic, and productivity of the nearly 350,000 workers in the region. Great attendance rates, pride in a job well done, and a strong sense of teamwork - these are the benefits your company can expect from the workers of Wapakoneta and West Central Ohio.



Current Workforce Data

Labor Force
City of Wapakoneta - 4,894
Auglaize County - 26,900
West Central Ohio - 346,700

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Educational Attainment

Wapakoneta Auglaize County West Central Ohio
Total Population 25 and older 30,093 418,301
No High School Diploma 4,311 68,728
High School Graduate Only 14,317 190,878
Some College, No Degree 4,912 72,768
Associates Degree 2,506 28,770
Bachelor's Degree 2.658 37,854
Graduate Degree 1,389 20,303
High School or Higher 25,782 361,573
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 4,047 58,15


Median Family Income
Wapakoneta - $45,456
Auglaize County - $43,367
West Central Ohio - $48,694
State of Ohio - $40,956

Commute Time
(mean travel time to work)
Wapakoneta - 17.1 minutes
Auglaize County - 18.1 minutes
West Central Oho - 20.3 minutes



Workforce Resources

Ohio offers a wealth of business training tools to support targeted workforce continuing education.

Ohio Jobs & Family Services - Auglaize County's Workforce One Stop

Ohio's Workforce Vision: Ohio will be a leader in talent development - in giving the state's employers a competitive edge by meeting and exceeding their needs for customized, flexible, and industry-driven skills training, and in helping workers acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will allow them to get good jobs that pay family-sustainable wages and succeed in the 21st global economy.

Ohio's Department of Jobs & Family Services offers a variety of business training tools to support targeted workforce continuing education. The Ohio business community can take advantage of several free and financial assistance opportunities designed to stimulate the availability of educated labor to serve industry-specific needs.

Our local site for Ohio Jobs & Family Services is the Auglaize County One Stop located at 801 Middle St., Wapakoneta, OH 45895, Telephone 419-739-7225.

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Ohio's Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher

The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Voucher Program will reimburse employers for up to 50 percent of the eligible employee training costs, up to $4,000 per employee, after the employer pays the full cost of the training, and the employee successfully completes the training. The Program is designed to allow employers to retain and grow their existing Ohio workforce and create a statewide workforce that can meet the present and future demands in an ever changing economy.

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West Central Ohio Manufacturers Consortium (WCOMC)

WCOMC is comprised of a group of manufacturers throughout West Central Ohio dedicated to improving the region's manufacturing workforce. The consortium has worked closely with Rhodes State College to develop a Manufacturing Pathways Certification Program that prepares workers for the high-tech positions required in today's modern manufacturing workplace. WCOMC is an excellent example of regional businesses working together to find solutions to workforce issues.

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Hometown Opportunity - Connecting local companies to local workers

The goal of Hometown Opportunity is to ensure that everyone in the community is aware of the jobs and careers available. Local companies are in need of local talent, who all too often do not realize the great opportunities right here in West Central Ohio.

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Local Employment Firms

Custom Staffing
1 W Auglaize Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Minute Men Staffing Services
116 E Auglaize Street, Suite A
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

323 E Spring Street
St. Marys, OH 45885

1301 McKinley Road
St. Marys, OH 45885


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