Wichita Metro Workforce Profile
Manufacturing is one of Wichita major industries. Much of the Wichita area workforce is accustomed to shift work due to the area's industrial history. Large manufacturers commonly run traditional 3-shift operations or flexible 24-hour schedules. The labor force is highly skilled, in large part due to the high concentration of manufacturing firms in the area using high technology design and production methods. Wichita area manufacturers also utilize these precision production skills to produce high value-added products such as industrial-commercial machinery, computer equipment, fabricated metal products, instrumentation and controls, photographic equipment, plastic and composite products, chemicals, petroleum refining equipment and electronic equipment.
For current labor data and educational attainment statistics, visit the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition's (GWEDC) website. GWEDC is a Chamber affiliate.