A 900,000 Strong Workforce: Ready to Work for You
Our County labor force is almost 900,000 strong. Our businesses tell us that in this County they are more likely to find the workers they need, with the skills they need. Plus we provide extensive workforce development programs to help our employers with recruitment and training- at little or no cost to them.
A Competitive Cost of Labor
Wage data from California Employment Development Department: Occupational Employment & Wages
County of San Bernardino labor costs tend to be lower than those in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Many of the residents who commute to the coastal counties for work are willing to accept lower pay for jobs closer to home. Forty-seven percent of local residents would accept at least five percent lower pay to avoid commuting to Orange County, while one percent would accept 15 percent less to work locally.
Our residents also benefit because of our lower cost of California living. Many products and services as well as the cost of housing are lower in the County. For this reason, local residents enjoy higher net disposable incomes and higher standards of living than what the income data indicate. For instance, the median home resale price in San Bernardino County is about one-fourth of that in Orange County and one-half of that in Los Angeles County (April 2013 data). The average 2-bedroom apartment rents are 31% and 21% lower, respectively (2013 data).
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