The City of Frederick boasts one of the most highly-educated and talented work-forces in the World. Home to three higher education institutions, nearly 40% of Frederick's workforce holds a bachelor's degree or higher. At the State-level, Maryland was ranked as number 1 in percentage of employed PhDs and Engineers.
The 3,500+ businesses located within the City of Frederick currently employ over 49,000 people. A talent pool of approximately 90,000 workers live within a 15 minute drive of the City. Employers are also able to draw from a workforce of nearly three million people in neighboring counties.
Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS) is a partner of the American Job Center network and is committed to linking businesses in need of qualified employees with individuals seeking employment opportunities.
For job seekers, FCWS provides comprehensive career management services, including: career assessment and vocational counseling, computer and job search seminars, assistance with resume and interview preparation, career training scholarships, and access to hundreds of current job listings through the Maryland Workforce Exchange.
For businesses, FCWS utilize innovative strategies to help identify and achieve recruitment, retention and training goals. Services for businesses include: placement assistance, job listing opportunities, customized employee training, access to funding for training, outplacement services, use of onsite facilities, and on-the-job training programs for new hires.
The City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development is committed to making Frederick the best place to do business. From start-up to international expansion, we’re here to find answers, make connections, and create solutions.