Companies need exceptional talent to compete and survive in a global economy. As part of the Temple-Killeen-Fort Hood MSA and the Central Texas Region, Temple attracts commuters from a seven county region. The Temple Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) supports Temple employers by supplying the resources necessary to help employees grow and retain the fundamental knowledge needed in business. Whatever the training need is, TEDC can bring a suitable business-training partner to the situation and help create solutions.
2025 Projected Increase
2016 Killeen/Temple MSA Labor Force Breakdown
Jobs grew by 2,862 over the last year and are projected to grow by 11,605 over the next 5 years. As vast as the Killeen/Temple labor shed is the impact of Fort Hood cannot be overlooked. Fort Hood provides a ready-made job pool of exiting military personnel that are well-trained and highly skilled; approximately 500 military personnel separate from Fort Hood every month looking for civilian employment. Over 35 percent of those exiting have indicated a preference for remaining in the Central Texas area.
- Total Working Age Population: 335,735
- Not in Labor Force (15+): 158,605
- Labor Force: 177,130
- Employed: 169,599
- Unemployed: 7,531
- Under 15: 100,122
Total Jobs by Industry (2016)
|48||Transportation and Warehousing||1,602|
|52||Finance and Insurance||1,663|
|54||Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||1,502|
|56||Administration and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services||2,064|
|62||Health Care and Social Assistance||11,681|
|72||Accommodation and Food Services||3,373|
Projected Job Growth (2015 - 2025)
|Region||2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change||% Change||Median Hourly Earnings|
|Grand Central Texas||304,189||345,348||41,159||14%||$17.74|
|City of Temple||53,834||61,713||7,879||15%||$18.24|
Development & Training Partners
The Temple College Business and Community Education (TC-BCE) provides customized training and continuing education for businesses and industries for completion at the college or on-site. TC-BCE partners with area businesses to identify specific employee or team development needs and create a targeted plan.