Talent

The Greater Rochester, NY region is developing and attracting exceptional talent.

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Looking for a Highly Skilled Workforce? Look No Further.

Greater Rochester, NY is one of the most productive regions in the country, ranking third in college degrees per capita and #1 for degrees in STEM fields according to the latest U.S. Department of Education reports. Our workforce outperforms regions three times our size. With cancer-preventing vaccines, fuel-cell prototypes, technology that’s supporting missions to Mars, and Rochester’s talent & mind-boggling intelligence rankings, it’s no wonder our region thrives in attracting talent and innovative businesses.

Source: US Dept of Education

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19

Colleges and Universities


80k

Students Enrolled


19k

Degrees Awarded Each Year


1st

For Degrees in Physical Sciences and Mathematics


3rd

For Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences Fields


3rd

For Engineering and Engineering-Related Fields


5th

In Computing and Information Sciences


Source: US Department of Education, 2018; rankings based on per capita analysis.

Productive Workplaces are Innovative Workplaces

Productivity Drivers Identified by Local Employers

High-Quality Labor

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High Employee Retention

Low Absenteeism

Short Commutes

Creating a Strong Foundation for Exceptional Employees

Rochester’s emphasis on higher education ensures a technically sophisticated and skilled workforce that attracts top-tier talent. New companies take advantage of exceptional local talent while enjoying low labor, land and real estate costs. All these factors, combined with an exceptional quality of life, give the Greater Rochester, NY Region a location advantage over competing U.S. metro areas.

EMPLOYER RATINGS ON LABOR QUALITY | (1= POOR, 5 = EXCELLENT)
Labor QualityAverage Score
Work Ethic4.1
Willingness to work overtime4.0
Productivity compared to that or company’s other sites4.1
Productivity4.0
Punctuality3.8
Source: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Annual Turnover & Absenteeism Survey, March 2021
TOP RANKINGS

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