Labor Force

Our labor force consists of a 2-county area: Mobile and Washington Counties in Alabama. Within that 2-county area, the following skilled workers abound:

  • 4,992 Truck Drivers
  • 3,978 Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
  • 2,011 Welders
  • 1,264 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
  • 962 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • 913 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • 795 Chemical Equipment Operators
  • 648 Machinists
  • 576 Civil Engineers
  • 545 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators
  • 443 Computer Programmers
  • 420 Industrial Engineers
  • 410 Packers and Packagers
  • 389 Software Developers
  • 340 Chemical Plant System Operators
  • 334 Industrial Production Managers
  • 315 Mechanical Engineers
  • 313 Team Assemblers
  • 311 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • 292 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
  • 251 Logging Equipment Operators
  • 250 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
  • 244 Electrical Engineers
  • 222 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing
  • 193 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
  • 168 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
  • 158 Human Resource Managers
  • 156 Millwrights
  • 156 Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
  • 152 Chemists
  • 151 Chemical Engineers
  • 126 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • 125 Sawing Machine Operators
  • 121 Logisticians
  • 121 Sheet Metal Workers
  • 120 Heat Treating Equipment Operators
  • 118 Rolling Machine Operators
  • 118 Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
  • 117 Plating and Coating Machine Operators
  • 116 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
  • 100 Woodworking Machine Operators
  • 97 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
  • 90 Environmental Engineers
  • 70 Fallers
  • 64 Forging Machine Operators
  • 58 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
  • 54 Avionics Technicians
  • 48 Aerospace Engineers

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship