Work Force

“The quality of the work force in the greater Wheeling area is equal or superior to other U.S. cities where we hire professionals. We found in Wheeling and surrounding areas a high-caliber, well-educated work force with solid skill sets. We were able to fill all of our positions with qualified enthusiastic people.” – Orrick

Within a 30-minute commute of Wheeling there is a sizable population and work force.

  • Population: 133,150
  • Labor Force: 61,449
  • Finance, Insurance and Real Estate professionals: 2,668
  • IT professionals: 610*
  • Average Commute:  Less than 30 minutes
  • Average drive time from Wheeling to Pittsburgh International Airport:  1 hour

Source: Alteryx

*Workforce Investment Area 5, State of West Virginia, encompassing Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler counties.