Workforce

Major employers like Otter Tail Power Company and Lake Region Healthcare, as well as small and midsize businesses, benefit by their employees’ strong work ethic and solid qualifications. Fergus Falls businesses draw their workforce from 30,000 available employees in Otter Tail County. In addition, neighboring county residents are drawn to the density of employment opportunities in Fergus Falls.

Newcomers often make Fergus Falls their permanent residence realizing the family friendly nature of this community. Census data confirms increasing numbers of mature workers who are remaining, returning or relocating to the area because of Fergus Falls’ quality health care institutions, abundant senior services, and the lifestyle available in this beautiful county that boasts over 1,000 lakes.

Businesses and residents share the benefits of a lower cost of living combined with competitive labor rates. ACS, a Fortune 500 company, recently located a new computer management operation branch in Fergus Falls attracting educated, highly skilled employees. ACS looks forward to retaining and growing the number of branch employees with competitive compensation and the asset of being located in the resident friendly Fergus Falls community. A new 65 million gallon ethanol facility is also under construction and is expected to open in March of 2008. This business will provide jobs in the renewable fuels industry.

Learn more about Fergus Falls area employers, workforce demographics, and workforce resources through the links below.

View Community Profile – choose Major Employers and Workforce for more details.

MN Workforce

West Central Initiative

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