Workforce and Education
The workforce of Cabarrus County is diverse, motivated and capable, giving employers a key competitive edge. North Carolina is a right to work state. State law permits individual workers to choose whether or not they wish to join a labor union. North Carolina, which has one of the nation's highest percentages of manufacturing employment, has one of the nation's lowest union memberships. The state's union membership rank of 1.9 percent is well below the national average of 11.1 percent.
Cabarrus County offers a variety of educational options including public schools, private schools and charter schools. The Cabarrus County School System services all of the county with the exception of parts of Kannapolis, which operates its own school district.