Workforce/Wage Information

America’s Best Workforce!

Pella’s workforce is highly educated and productive.  Pella has a public high school graduation rate of 93.5% percent.  Student scores on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams rank among the best in the country at 23.5-24.1 in 2013.

Training incentives, our excellent educational institutions, and our workforce provide a profitable advantage for your company.  Also available to you are screening, assessment and testing services, a company can select the right people for the new jobs and the training reimbursements allow the company to save valuable time to train these workers up front.

Iowa is a Right-To-Work State
Under Iowa law, an employee must not be required to join a union or pay dues or fees to any labor union, association or organization, as a condition of employment.

Unemployment Insurance
Iowa has one of the lowest new employer Unemployment Insurance rates in the nation. The 2014 standard new employer rate for all non-construction businesses for a three-year period is 1.0 percent on a $26,800 wage base.

In 2015, the average rate will fall from 1.6 percent to 1.2 percent.

Workers’ Compensation
Iowa’s comparative workers’ compensation costs continue to rank among the nation’s lowest-cost third of states.

Workforce Information

Area workforce Research, Stats and Data Hub (including Des Moines metro area)

2016 Pella Laborshed Report

2015 Marion County Wage Report

Pella Advanced Manufacturing Laborshed and Wage Rates

Pella 2013 Fringe Benefit Profile

Regional Research, Data and Stats on Workforce


Area Warehouse & Distribution

Area Biotechnology

Area Biofuels