Ready to Work

Approximately 1 million-plus people live within a 60-mile radius of Jackson County, plus a civilian labor shed of more than 520,000. This energetic, motivated and productive workforce is capable of meeting any employer’s needs.

To connect your business to the right talent, Jackson County offers an array of workforce services. Quality education and job training programs enable Jackson County companies to grow and expand.


Through CareerSource Chipola, one of the state's highest performing workforce organizations, your business can connect to the area's largest pool of employment applicants. Let CareerSource Chipola assess, screen, and refer qualified applicants – all at no cost to your business.


Jackson County has a network of educational partners that can develop a customized training program to meet your business's workforce needs. Programs can be offered at one of the local educational institutions, online or even on-site at your facility. Most custom training for expanding and locating businesses can be paid through local and state training incentives – all at no cost to your business.


Reach thousands of local, state and national job seekers through the One-Stop Career Center and the Employ Florida Market Place – Florida's online portal for job matching services. And, if the skills you need are not available in the local marketplace, we'll help you recruit it – all at no cost to your business.

Jackson County’s current labor force totals 18,243 (November 2019). The most recent Jackson County monthly unemployment rate was 3.2%. The county provides an available workforce that is solid, well-motivated and ethical. Much of the workforce is also job-ready, thanks to the three vocational-technical schools located in the immediate area.

The county’s average hourly wage is currently $16.30. The 2019 per capita income for Jackson County was $18,126 and the median household income was $36,944.

Cost of Living Index: The cost of living rating index for Jackson County for 2019 is 85.5 based on a Florida weighted average of 100.20.

Jackson County has available personnel services through Chipola College and CareerSource Chipola (regional workforce development) Board. Services include employee screening, interviewing, and training.




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Marianna, Florida 32446


Darwin Gilmore, President & CEO