Strong Pipeline for Financial Services Labor
In today’s global economy, people are the most important asset to any company and North Carolina gives them what they need to flourish.
Our skilled workforce with highly specialized pools of talent is already here to give your company a competitive advantage. Our workers are dependable, hardworking and more than that, they are happy. That’s because they have a diverse selection of career opportunities, specialized educational support and an array of activities for an active after-hours lifestyle catering to their interests. It makes sense that North Carolina’s workforce is successful and productive. In fact, North Carolina workers are 36% more productive than the average U.S. worker. .
And productive, happy workers create better businesses. They, along with a vast infrastructure and a collaborative, business-friendly environment, ensure that businesses here have what they need to make things happen. Universities, community colleges and other training programs coupled with a growing population provide a workforce with the skills that are in demand globally.
We already have a highly skilled workforce.
Finance and insurance companies comprise one of the state’s largest economic sectors, employing more than 150,000 workers. Employment in this cluster increased 11% in North Carolina from 2002–2009, compared with 4% nationally. Within the finance and insurance sector in the state, some of the industries with the highest employment include commercial banking, insurance agencies and brokerages, direct property and casualty insurers, real estate credit, credit unions, investment banking and securities dealing.