Wednesday, September 17, 2014
     

Labor availability in Doniphan County is not a problem. Our Labor Market Area (LMA), within a 35 mile radius. an area of 20 minutes driving distance, contains over 175,000 people. The area includes the counties of Atchison, Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha in Kansas and Andrew, Buchanan and Platte in Missouri.

Located in a constitutionally guaranteed "Right-to-Work" state provides both employees and employers a labor environment conducive to high productivity. Much of the county's industrial growth is attributed to good labor-management relations. Unionization in Kansas is well below the national average.

Labor Characteristics

  Labor Pool Employed Unemployment Rate
As of May 2007 4,572 4,367 4.5%
As of December 2006 4,548 4,359 4.2%
2005 4,546 4,265 6.2%
2004 4,370 4,012 8.2%
2003 4,407   7.4%


Wage Rates in Selected Occupations
(1998 Kansas Wage Survey)

Occupations Average Wage Rate
Assembler, Light $ 9.06 - 10.55
Clerk, General $ 8.96 - 10.15
Industrial Truck Operator $ 8.11 - 12.35
Machine Operator $13.42 - 15.43
Mechanic, Maintenance $12.76 - 13.21
Welder Combination $ 10.55 - 11.98


Major Manufacturers & Employers
Company Employees Product Union
Affiliated Foods Midwest 195 Wholesale grocery Yes
Boehringer-Ingelheim 150 Animal health products No
Dunning Feeds/Continental Grain 6 Swine feed manufacturer No
The Anthros Medical Group

27

Medical equipment

No

Midland Steel Co.

70

Structural steel

Yes

St. Joseph Truss, Inc.

18

Wooden truss sales

No

Highland Community College

330

Education

No

Herzog Contracting Corp.

25

Asphalt plant

No

Porters 35 Lumber No
Summit Trucks 85 Truck Service Bodies No


Employment by Category

Industry

Employment
Manufacturing 904
Wholesale & Retail Trades 413
Transportation, Communication/Public Service 76
Services 276
Government 822
Agriculture 27
Finance, Insurance/Real Estate 94

 

See additional information from Kansas Labor Stats.