Rockland's Workforce

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. 


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
  • Education
  • 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:

Workforce Development Board of Rockland County

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 Workforce Development

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.