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More than two-thirds of the population of Salinas (5+ years of age) speaks another language other than English at home.

Diverse and Skilled Workforce


With a population of more than 150,000, Salinas is the largest city in the Central Coast region and has an abundance of skilled technical workers, as well as a large presence of talented senior-level professionals and C-suite executives. This diverse workforce is all within a 30-minute commute of Salinas.
 

International Skills

A hidden strength in the Salinas Valley workforce is a talent pool with a knowledge base of skills associated with international trade and marketing. The agricultural sector has evolved into a significant internationally based business operation, so workers here understand how to do business in a globally competitive landscape.
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Workforce Training and Development

Surrounded by several colleges and universities, Salinas offers access to a large number of graduates, along with many educational opportunities for training your future workforce, including programs at the Center for Advanced Technology at Hartnell College, which offers coursework in agriculture, transportation, computer science and other disciplines. Salinas also offers training programs that will help advance your workforce, including ESL programs and Spanish language classes.
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Workforce Data

Total Employees for Monterey County by Selected Occupations
Executive, Managers, and Administrators 18,557
Technologists and Technicians 5,422
Administrative Support Workers 30,309

For specific data on workforce demographics, wages and educational attainment, visit our Workforce Data page.