Workforce Development

The Louisville Metro area is a highly accessible, regional talent magnet which capitalizes on its central location, attractiveness of its high quality of life, and low cost of living. Most recently, Livability ranked Louisville the 28th best place to live in the United States, citing an abundance of parks, museums, restaurants and community events, in addition to affordable housing and rental rates.

Louisville’s robust workforce and affordable cost of doing business create a competitive advantage for companies operating in our region. As our population continues to grow reaching 1.3 million residents, we’ve seen an increase in jobs outpacing the national average. In 2018, Glassdoor named Louisville at top 20 city for job hunters. Similarly, Louisville also continues to attract a young educated workforce; SmartAsset named Louisville a top 10 city for new college grads, and a top 15 city where millennials are moving.



Here in Louisville, we know it takes a village, which is why we convene the largest workforce players in the city and region. Each agency below meets regularly to address today’s workforce needs and plan for those of tomorrow.


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The Department of Economic Development within Louisville Forward    
has dedicated Workforce Solutions Manager to serve as the concierge
for all things related to workforce for businesses and companies located
in or looking to locate in Jefferson County. Workforce Solutions within
Economic Development works closely with site selection consultants
along with Louisville’s education system, higher education institutions,
nonprofit workforce development partners, and innovative workforce
development programs.


Joshua McKee, Ph.D.
Workforce Solutions Manager
(502) 574-1526

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As the Region's Workforce Development Board, we connect area 
employers with skilled, qualified workers and help residents of 
Louisville Metro, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble
counties find jobs, education and training. As a service to employers, job
seekers and policy-makers, KentuckianaWorks monitors economic data
to offer locally relevant analyses and career-planning tools.



Aleece Smith 
Sector Strategies Coordinator
(502) 574-4741

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Greater Louisville Inc. connects businesses with opportunities to              
engage with tomorrow’s workforce and education initiatives. Whether
you are locating in the region, expanding, or sustaining your current
operation, we can help you find the best resources and opportunities to
meet your talent needs.



Jessie Schook 
Manager of Education & Workforce Strategies
(502) 593-6841

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