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Workforce Characteristics

"The St. Louis MSA has a diverse economy with a labor force of over 1.3 million that work in a wide range of industries. One out of three job holders work in Healthcare, Education, or Professional and Business Services.  The largest employment gains from May 2011 to May 2012 were in Healthcare, Professional and Business Services, and Manufacturing. Natural Resources/Mining/Construction and Retail Trade employment had the largest declines.

St. Louis is home to several industry clusters, with large employment concentrations in a mix of sectors, which highlight areas of regional economic strength. Plant and medical science research and production represent important area clusters with a range of companies and research institutions engaged in these activities. Advanced manufacturing in transportation equipment, particularly aerospace and automotive, food and related products, and industrial machinery are also strong in St. Louis. Information technology and financial sectors have regional strengths as well."

Source: “2012 State of St. Louis Workforce Report. St. Louis Community College." 

For more information about Granite City’s diverse workforce, see the Employment Summary Report for workforce related information from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

For information about average wages in the area, go to the Selected Hourly Wage Rates Report which comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Leading Employers

1. U.S. Steel 2,074   26. Weber Chevrolet Granite City 82
2. ASF-Keystone/Amsted Rail 1,400   27. Arnette Pattern 80
3. Gateway Regional Medical Center 1,031   28. Stein Mill Services 80
4. Granite City School District #9 700   29. Precoat Metals 75
5. Kraft Foods 435   30. Metro Marble & Granite 75
6. Wal-Mart 360   31. Baily International 65
7. Southwestern Illinois College 301   32. Illinois Electric Works
60
8. Dynamic Transit 260   33. Air Products & Chemicals 55
9. Granite City Municipal Government 252   34. Haas Environmental 55
10. Lewis & Clark Marine 205   35. Mayco Industries 52
11. Reichmann Transport 200   36. Custom Fabrication and Coating 52
12. Totall Metal Recycling 165   37. Southern Illinois Healthcare 50
13. Icon Mechanical 163   38. Heartland Healthcare 50
14. Gateway Packaging 161   39. LFI Staffing 50
15. Sun Coke Energy 150   40. Amsco Mechanical Contractors 47
16. Ehrhardt Tool & Machine 135   41. M & K Chemical Engineers 43
17. Prairie Farms Dairy 125   42. Gliks Corp. 42
18. Chestnut Health Care 113   43. Koetting Ford 40
19. Schnucks 112   44. Steel Works, LLC. 40
20. Ozburn-Hessey Logistics 108   45. S & S Pallet Corp. 38
21. Shop N' Save 105   46. Feralloy 35
22. Lowe's Home Improvement 92   47. Tube City 27
23. Heidtman Steel Products 90   48. The Fountains 26
24. Guarantee Electric 90   49. Midwest Metal Coatings 25
25. Stearns Nursing & Rehab 84   50. Cargill 25

 

 

               OCCUPATION BY CLASS OF WORKER FOR THE CIVILIAN EMPLOYED POPULATION 16 YEARS AND OVER             Granite City, Illinois                
  Estimate  Margin of Error 
Total:  13,324  +/-600
Management, business, and arts occupations   3,295  +/-368
 Service occupations  2,489  +/-352
 Sales and office occupations  4,017  +/-420
 Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations  1,141  +/-239
 Production, transportation, and material moving occupations  2,382  +/-276
 Employee of private company workers: 10,381   +/-520
 Management, business, science, and arts occupations 2,084 +/-353 
Service occupations  1,817  +/-319 
Sales and office occupations  3,393  +/-427 
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations  866  +/-212 
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations  2,221  +/-278 
Self-employed in own incorporated business workers:  298  +/-141 
Management, business, science, and arts occupations  60  +/-63 
Service occupations  +/-89 
Sales and office occupations  76  +/-66 
 Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 110 +/-93
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 52 +/-68
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers: 917 +/-227
Management, business, science,and arts occupations 443 +/-141
Service occupations 154 +/-76
Sales and office occupations 223 +/-92
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 32 +/-48
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 65 +/-37
Local, state, and federal government workers: 1,311 +/-262
Management, business, science, and arts occupations 601 +/-177
Service occupations 435 +/-131
Sales and office occupations 213 +/-108
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 62 +/-36
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 0 +/-89
Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers and unpaid family workers: 417 +/-146
Management, business, science, and arts occupations 107 +/-54
Service occupations 83 +/-46
Sales and office occupations 112 +/-82
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 71 +/-47
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 44 +/-46


Source: "U.S. Census Bureau, 2007-2011 American Community Survey"

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