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Vero Beach Indian River County Employment
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Indian River County, on Florida's Treasure Coast, enjoys an international reputation among vacationers and business executives alike. With a quality of life unique even to Florida, Indian River County is where lifestyle and work style unite to create a highly productive and profitable environment. Indian River County is currently ranked 5th in the state for Per Capita Income.

The County is centrally located 75 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center and 135 miles north of Miami. It encompasses 543 square miles with approximately 100 miles of waterfront land including 23 miles of unspoiled Atlantic beaches and immaculate ocean. Indian River County also contains endless groves of renowned Indian River oranges and grapefruit.

There are over 112,000 people residing in Indian River County, an increase of 25.2% from 1990. Most of the population growth was attributable to new residents settling in the area. enjoying a climate moderated by the warm tropical waters of the Gulf Stream. Balmy winters combine with summer’s fresh ocean breezes to keep the average temperature a delicious 73 degrees, allowing residents to swim, golf, and play tennis all year long.

In addition, the 26 miles of unspoiled beaches, the serene waterscapes of the Sebastian and Indian Rivers, and miles of pristine woodlands and fields provide an endless array of recreational adventures. Free from urban sprawl and congestion, Indian River County offers the ideal setting for living life to its fullest.

Major Indian River County Private Sector Employers

Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Business Line: Light Aircraft
Number of Employees..................................................... 1,100

John's Island
Business Line: Resort
Number of Employees..................................................... 475

Visiting Nurse Association
Business Line: Health Care
Number of Employees..................................................... 297

SunAg, Inc.
Business Line: Citrus, Agriculture
Number of Employees..................................................... 270

Macho Products/MDI
Business Line: Martial Arts Protective Gear
Number of Employees..................................................... 200

Parker-Hannifin
Business Line: Industrial Hoses
Number of Employees..................................................... 80

Novarania
Business Line: Yacht Tenders
Number of Employees..................................................... 63

Seald Sweet
Business Line: Corporate Headquarters
Number of Employees..................................................... 50

M.A. Ford Manufacturing
Business Line: Carbide Cutting Tools
Number of Employees..................................................... 50

Ford Wire & Cable
Business Line: Wire & Cable
Number of Employees..................................................... 40

N/D = No Data Indian River Florida
(2005)
Average Annual Employment 47,833

Information 1.4% 2.2%
Education & Health Services 16.4% 18.4%
Manufacturing 4.5% 5.2%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 20.4% 20.8%
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Other Services 3.6% 3.1%
Leisure & Hospitality 12.0% 11.5%
Construction 11.8% 7.6%
Financial Activities 5.6% 6.8%
Professional & Business Services 9.0% 17.1%
Public administration 6.4% 5.8%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2005)
All Industries $29,288
Construction $34,118
Education & Health Services $37,234
Financial Activities $48,063
Information $42,427
Leisure & Hospitality $18,501
Manufacturing $33,945
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Other Services $22,756
Professional & Business Services $40,832
Public administration $39,945
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $27,192
Unclassified $27,206

Melbourne and Brevard County Employment
According to the latest survey from info USA, a provider of proprietary databases, Melbourne came in at No. 4, tied with Miami, with 16.5 percent growth over the last five years in the number of businesses in the metropolitan area. The city saw its number of businesses grow from 19,337 in 2000 to 23,159 in 2004. Only Fort Myers reported higher business growth, coming in at No. 2 with 18.3 percent growth.First a few statistics:

The Central/Space Coast’s unemployment rate has remained lower than the state and national averages since 1995.
In 2004, the unemployment rate of 4.6% was 0.2 percentage points below the state average, and nearly 1 percentage point below the national average.
Because of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Spaceport Technology Center as well as several providers of similar services, the region is at the leading edge of space research and is a foremost contributor to technological advances in the industry
The labor force is growing faster than the Florida average. Brevard employs more than 180,000 workers, and is on track to increase over 30% (53,000 new jobs) between 1995 and 2005.
Manufacturing jobs are a major portion of the areas job base.
Brevard County offers a wealth of opportunities for employment.

Computers,
Communications
Space industry
Health
Transportation
Construction
Education
Retail
Additional resources for job and demographic information
Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Florida (BEBR)

http://www.bebr.ufl.edu/
U.S Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov

Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation – Labor Market Information
http://www.labormarketinfo.com
State jobs http://dms.myflorida.com/

*If you have to work for a living, you might as well be in a great environment.

To consider:
Because of the proximity to Orlando and The Beeline expressway access (Hwy 528), it’s easy to commute to jobs there with a drive time of only 40 to 60 minutes; so check Orlando jobs too!

Last. Can you see yourself working in a tropical environment, going for lunch at the beach. It’s great to be outdoors. For more information see the other dropdown categories to the left.