Orono offers a highly educated workforce and access to a valuable stream of “knowledge workers” graduating from the University of Maine and other area universities and colleges. More than 54% of adults living in Orono have at least 4-year college degrees. And students who are on their way to degrees provide a valuable base of employment for many types of businesses.
Orono is a service center within the Bangor Metropolitan Area – a designation that means the community is a hub for jobs, business and other services, and housing choices. Orono hosts about 1.5 jobs for every resident worker – meaning that it draws from the larger Bangor Metro Area as well as from the town itself to fill local jobs.
|Orono Labor Force, 2005-09 Average||4,719|
|Jobs in Orono, 2005 Average||7,015|
|Bangor Metro Area Labor Force, 2005-09 Average||72,538|
More than a third of the labor force living in Orono is in professional occupations, including nearly a fifth in education – reflecting the presence of the University of Maine. Another quarter is in service occupations, 13% in administrative support, 11% in sales, and 10% in production, transportation, and construction trades.
A number of recruitment resources are available in Orono, the Bangor region, and Maine. Information is available at these sites: