Our workforce is as unique as the Greater Reading community itself. Greater Reading’s workforce embodies critical business values – ambition, creativity, and innovation – that separate our community from the rest. In addition, Greater Reading is home to over 10,000 bilingual working age adults!

Ultimately, these individuals complement Greater Reading’s rich history and contribute to a more profitable future.


Unemployment Rate

  May 2017
Berks County 4.9%
City of Reading 7.2%

Workforce Training

Greater Reading is fortunate to provide access to excellent professional training facilities and higher education institutions.

All of our Career and Technology Centers offer customized training programs to assist local companies in training their employees for high-priority careers – with an average of 300 graduates each year.

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  • Advanced Materials & Diversified Manufacturing
  • Business & Information
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Healthcare Services
  • Transportation
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  • Automotive & Mechanics
  • Construction Trades
  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • Health/Medical: Information Technology
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Welding
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  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Workforce Development

Higher Education Institutions

Industries Annual Graduates
Albright College 522
Alvernia University 654
Baker College Data not available – new to Berks County in 2016
Kutztown University 2202
Penn State University – Berks Campus 371
Reading Area Community College 480

Greater Reading’s workforce is ready. Are you? Contact GREP for more information.