Workforce

With approximately 611,000 workers within a 40-minute drive, DeKalb County is the best location for your company. DeKalb County employers draw from a labor market that includes nine surrounding counties, including Kane, Kendall, Boone, Winnebago, and Ogle counties.

The DeKalb County labor market employs…

124,000+  Production, Transportation, and Material Moving workers,
35,000+ Computer, Engineering, and Science workers,
and
110,000+ in Management, business, and finance workers.

Partnerships with and resources from Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College ensures our workforce has the superior skills employers need and opportunities for continued growth and development.

To learn about education in the workforce, please visit our page Education and Workforce Development page.