Lake County’s continued prosperity and future success is directly linked to the people and skills that are available to local companies, which is why we work closely with local partners under the umbrella of the Workforce Ecosystem to make talent access a competitive advantage in Lake County. Businesses benefit from the size and diversity of the local labor pool, which boasts of a wide range of races, ethnicities and languages. Lake County Partners is committed to working with the community to promote a safe, fair and inclusive home in which people of all backgrounds can comfortably work.
Top Talent from Every Angle.
Nearly 46% of residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, which is 13% more than the national average.
Strength in Diversity
Workforce partners are committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion measures that protect and represent Lake County's rich cultural heritage.
Each year, students complete award-winning career programs and graduate with in-demand skills. Countless opportunities provide ongoing training and certifications.
A tight-knit system of commuter transportation options makes it easy for businesses to draw talent from across the region and tap into Chicago’s workforce.
Local private, special education and charter schools consistently rank among the top in the nation, with nearly 60% of local high school students attending a nationally-recognized school.
The Workforce Ecosystem plugs businesses into the resources offered at educational institutions like the College of Lake County, where 40% of the majors offered directly correlate with Lake County’s most in-demand jobs.