Successful business leaders often state that their employees are their most valued asset. Bridgewater and the companies that establish here are fortunate to draw upon a labour force where dedication, pride of workmanship, and strong work ethic are long held traditions. A talented, skilled, and resourceful labour force with a high capacity to learn and adapt to changing market demands.
Many attribute these ethics to the spirit of the early settlers made up of culturally diverse peoples of German, Swiss, and French origin. Whatever the case, Lunenburg County is well known for producing world-class employees and business leaders.
Customized Education/Training Programs Available for Employers
The rapid pace of technological change and the globalization of today's economy require a well-trained and flexible workforce. One example of support resources available to accomplish this is Nova Scotia Community College's customized training which meets specific needs of organizations by partnering with them in the development of programs. Customized Training can be offered on campus, at the workplace, at an independent location, or through the Campus' modern teleconferencing facilities. Contact NSCC 902-543-4608 or visit their web site: www.nscc.ns.ca.
Additional information on education and training resources can be found in the Education/Training page of the 'Bright Futures' section.
Labour Force Overview
Bridgewater also has a young, relatively well-educated population which is attractive to employers.
|Unemployment Rate||9.6 %|
|Average hourly wage||$7.50|
|Average family income||$45,695|
|Average NS family income||$43,109|
|Lunenburg County Population||47,591|
|County population 15 and over||40,026|
Regional Labour Force
The region has a labour force of approximately 36,000 61%) and an unemployment rate of 9.6%. The labour force within and adjacent to the area is mobile and therefore offers access to total labour force for Bridgewater employers.
|Within 30 minutes||36,000|
|Within 60 minutes||61,000 (excluding Halifax)|
|Within 90 minutes||112,000|
|Total Halifax & Area||191,000|
Lunenburg County Population
|Municipality of Chester||10,781|
|Municipality of Lunenburg County||25,570|