Rockland County offers a highly educated, skilled and diversified workforce. Rockland also provides a spectrum of services and support to assist businesses with their workforce needs.
From job placement and course offerings that provide stackable pathways to careers, to opportunities for networking and mentorship, Rockland County is positioned to assist with a holistic approach to your workforce needs.
SNAPSHOT OF ROCKLAND COUNTY'S WORKFORCE *:
Civilian Labor Force (percent of population age 16+): 63.9%
Total Employer Establishments: 10,348
Top Industry Sectors by Employment:
- Healthcare and Social Assistance: 27.19%
- Retail Trade: 11.3%
- Accommodations and Food Services: 7.8%
- Construction: 6.36%
- Manufacturing: 6.14%
*Source: US Census Bureau, County Business Patterns 2020.
Top Degrees Conferred by Institutions of Higher Education in Rockland*:
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Health Professions and Related Programs
- Business Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
*Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System 2021.
Rockland County presents a unified front for businesses through its various partnerships and collaborations with local organizations including the following:
14 Liberty Square Mall
Stony Point, NY 10980
(845) 553-9517. Ext. 101 | Website
The Workforce Development Board of Rockland County (WDBRC) is a volunteer body responsible for policy guidance and oversight of workforce development in Rockland County. WDBRC directs federal, state, and local funding to programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth to help them acquire the skills employers want and help employers access the talent pool they need to compete and win in a global economy.
BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)
131 N. Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 770-2900 | Website
Rockland Works is a grant-funded program offered in partnership with the Workforce Development Board of Rockland County (WDBRC). Rockland Works is the county’s one-stop employment and training resource, supporting both the employment and training needs of job seekers and the staffing needs of local employers. Located at the BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC) in Nyack, all services are provided free of charge.
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Brucker Hall, Room 6102
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 574-4518 | Website
Rockland Community College’s Economic Mobility and Workforce Innovation Division designs courses and programs with flexible schedules, small class numbers, and reasonably priced tuition to meet the requirements of working adults.