Employment & Workforce

Situated at the intersection of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, the community of Dubuque, Iowa, stands among the Mississippi River Bluffs as a metropolitan service area for seven surrounding counties. Employers in Dubuque draw from the labor force in the Iowa Counties of Dubuque, Clayton, Delaware, Jones, and Jackson counties, as well as Grant County in Wisconsin and JoDaviess County in Illinois. 

The Dubuque area boasts a highly educated and motivated workforce, which has grown to support economic expansions of recent years. Area colleges, universities, and technical schools not only provide diverse fields of study and expertise to incoming students, but are a resource to businesses for continuing education and professional development.

For detailed information on the Dubuque area workforce, including labor force data, wage rates, workforce training, laborshed analysis, benefits survey, and major employers, visit the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation's website.

Use the links below as you explore more about working in the Dubuque community.