Photo: Procter & Gamble
Franklin County is home to a large variety of thriving industries, which are fueled by a constantly expanding and talented workforce. County-wide total employment percentages reveal that no one industry dominates the area’s diverse workforce. Top industries by employment include: Retail/Wholesale/Hospitality at 23 percent; Education/Healthcare at 19 percent; Manufacturing at 15 percent; Government Administration at 13 percent; Transportation and Warehousing at 11 percent; and Business/Professional Services at 10 percent. Clearly, opportunities and skilled workers abound in many industries in the greater Chambersburg area.
Another prominent employer in the area is Letterkenny Army Depot, which employed more than 2,800 people in 2021. Headquartered in Chambersburg, Letterkenny is known as the U.S. Army’s Capabilities Based Depot. Their facilities comprise over 18,000 acres and inject the region with over a quarter of a billion dollars annually through payroll and contracts.
Because of Chambersburg’s proximity to I-81, Route 11, the PA Turnpike and other transportation hubs, logistics and warehousing have become popular employment leaders as well. Well-known brands such as Procter & Gamble, Corelle Brands and ULTA Beauty have warehouses headquartered in Franklin County and each employ over 500 people.
No matter what industry you or your business specializes in, Chambersburg offers a wealth of opportunities for jobseekers and a host of quality candidates for employers. Whether you are a business or an individual, interested in farming, logistics or retail, you can find success in the greater Chambersburg area.