Workforce & Education

Our highly trained workforce of over 230,000 is drawn from an excellent mix of job experiences across seven counties and five cities. Companies in Amherst County agree the workforce has a strong work ethic and low absenteeism rates. Very low union activity combined with Virginia’s Right-To-Work law creates an ideal environment for businesses.

Labor knows no boundaries. Workers in the region commute long distances for good jobs.

Extended Labor Market

Within Amherst County’s extended labor market is the Lynchburg Region, a 2,000 square mile area composed of the City of Lynchburg; the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell; and the towns of Altavista, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Brookneal.

For the Lynchburg Region labor market information go to

For additional detailed labor information on Amherst County, go to the Virginia Employment Commission community profile.

Virginia Employment Commission Community Profile

Our current businesses are vitally important and we thank you for doing business in Amherst County!

We are committed to ensuring Amherst County remains a place where your business can grow and your employees can prosper. Whether you need to expand your facility, recruit or retrain employees, or make business connections to further your growth, we’re here to help.