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TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR JOB-SEEKERS

Grow your career in Lou.

Louisville was recently chosen as “#4 U.S. Cities with Happiest Workers” by CNBC

No matter your position or career path, Louisville has the jobs of today and the opportunity of tomorrow. With more than 16,000 open jobs across every industry, you can begin and grow your career in Louisville. Named a Best City for Jobseekers by Indeed, Louisville is a place where you can make a living and have a life.

There's a reason people love it here.

Whether you are locating to the region, expanding, sustaining your current operations, or looking to upskill yourself or your team, Louisville’s most robust workforce ecosystem can help you find a solution! From job skills training to education assistance, and workforce advocacy to overcoming barriers to work, Louisville is leading the way in preparing the workforce of the future. 

Louisville is leading the way in preparing the workforce of the futureSmartAdvisor agrees, naming Louisville a Best Place for New Business.

We're a great place to
start a business.

Innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups are the driving forces working together to help propel Louisville’s growth as a community. Louisville’s startup scene connects founders, mentors, educational institutions, and investors with opportunities to help emerging businesses find success and has also been named one of the Best Cities for Startup Costs by Embroker. SmartAdvisor agrees, naming Louisville a Best Place for New Business.

Apprenticeships

Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship!

Apprenticeships have long been a part of the American workforce and they are a great way to get a taste of work life in Lou. Apprenticeships offer flexible training hours, often yield higher wages, and provide an opportunity to earn college credits or certifications while you work.  Registered Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare you for high-demand careers. While on-the-job training occurs in the workplace, classroom instruction is taught by experienced professionals in locations like high schools, union-sponsored institutions, the employer’s worksite and community colleges.​ As of Summer 2022, over 250 modern apprenticeship programs are currently registered in Kentucky, with over 3,500 apprentices across a broad range of industries.

Find a Job in Lou

Whatever you want to do, you can do it here.

Convinced yet? If you’re looking for a change of desk scenery, check out our Louisville-only job board. You can search for full-time, part-time, temporary, and startup jobs as well as internships. 

TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS

Build your workforce.

Louisville was recently chosen as “#4 U.S. Cities with Happiest Workers” by CNBC

Whether you are locating to the region, expanding, sustaining your current operations, or looking to upskill yourself or your team, Louisville’s most robust workforce ecosystem can help you find a solution! From job skills training to education assistance, and workforce advocacy to overcoming barriers to work, Louisville is leading the way in preparing the workforce of the future. Named a Best City for Jobseekers by Indeed, Louisville is a place where you can make a living and have a life.

Connect with community resources.

Seek the opportunity to connect with community organizations for solutions like job skills training for new and existing employees to benefits education assistance and workforce advocacy to aid employees in overcoming barriers to work. We have prepared a database of over 100 organizations in the region that provide resources such as training & upskilling, refugee assistance, supported employment, job placement, and much more.

Louisville is leading the way in preparing the workforce of the futureSmartAdvisor agrees, naming Louisville a Best Place for New Business.

Apprenticeships

Prepare your future workforce.

Apprenticeships are industry-driven, high-quality career pathways where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential. Businesses are encouraged to register their modern apprenticeship programs to ensure program components and competencies meet national standards for quality and rigor, and apprentice’s skills are well-honed and relevant.

To get started, in developing a program at your company, reach out to an Apprenticeship Program Coordinator with the Kentucky Education Cabinet to assist you in the process.

Tech Innovation

Tech is thriving in Lou.

From coding to data science to eSports to artificial intelligence, tech is thriving here. An emerging Tech City, Louisville has almost 2,000 tech companies in the region and thousands of tech jobs in an industry that is growing every day. Louisville’s innovative LouTechWorks program brings together K-12 institutions, local and regional higher ed institutions, employers, and nonprofit organizations to create a deep pipeline of tech talent.

Move Your Business Here

A great place to do business.

Not only is Greater Louisville an amazing place to live, but it’s also an amazing place to locate or grow your business. Our 15-county bi-state region has top-notch talent, a competitive cost of doing business, and has been named a Boomtown by Yelp.

Greater Louisville offers a plethora of unique advantages including a central and strategic location and outstanding quality of life. The region not only offers varied landscapes and lifestyles, but also thriving industry eco-systems built on innovations in advanced manufacturing, business services, food and beverage, healthcare and aging innovation, e-commerce/logistics, and technology.