The Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a civilian employment of approximately 130,750 as of May 2018 according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics survey (excluding self-employed and household workers). The greater Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH labor market experienced employment growth of about 17.03% (111,720 to 130,750) in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018 which is nearly two and one-half times the 7.06% national employment growth during the same period. The 2018 labor market estimate of 130,750 for the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA is comprised of the following: 5,310 (4.06%) in management occupations; 3,640 (2.78%) in business and financial operations occupations; 1,060 (0.81%) in computer and mathematical occupations; 1,570 (1.20%) in architecture and engineering occupations; 690 (0.53%) in life, physical and social science occupations; 2,340 (1.79%) in community and social service occupations; 650 (0.50%) in legal occupations; 9,370 (7.17%) in education, training and library occupations; 700 (0.54%) in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations; 12,710 (9.72%) in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; 5,040 (3.85%) in healthcare support occupations; 1,850 (1.41%) in protective service occupations; 13,120 (10.03%) in food preparation and serving related occupations; 3,610 (2.76%) in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations; 5,010 (3.83%) in personal care and service occupations; 13,760 (10.52%) in sales and related occupations; 19,190 (14.68%) in office and administrative support occupations; 60 (0.05%) in farming, fishing and forestry occupations; 7,870 (6.02%) in construction and extraction occupations; 5,620 (4.30%) in installation, maintenance and repair occupations; 8,780 (6.72%) in production occupations; 8,770 (6.71%) in transportation and material moving occupations.
Major employers (250+ employees) in the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH metropolitan area include the following: Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc.; St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc.; Marathon Petroleum Catlettsburg Refinery; Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV; Huntington Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital; Marshall University; Marshall Health; Amazon WV Customer Service Center; Alcon Research, Ltd.; At&T (DirecTV) Customer Service, Inc.; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Steel of West Virginia; Huntington Alloys Corporation; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; CSX; Huntington Internal Medicine Group; GC Services; Allevard Sogefi U.S.A., Inc.; AK Steel; Appalachian Power Company; InfoCision Management Corporation; McGinnis Inc.; King’s Daughters Regional Medical Center.
Whether serving as your vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant or expert witness, Dr. Hankins will make use of his specialized knowledge of the greater Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH labor market to ensure that his professional opinions about individuals’ employment and earning potential are based on accurate, reliable information. In a clinical context, this maximizes the likelihood of helping clients to identify appropriate vocational goals and developing a rehabilitation plan that will allow them to achieve their employment aspirations. In a forensic context, this enables Dr. Hankins to conduct thorough, independent vocational and rehabilitation economic evaluations that culminate in the attainment of defensible conclusions about the degree of vocational disability and/or economic loss attributable to the injury or incident of interest in a case. Please contact Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting today to learn how we can be of help!