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.
2019 Temple-Killeen Metro Labor Force Breakdown
Jobs grew by 3,590 over the last five years and are projected to grow by 9,434 over the next five years. As vast as the Temple-Killeen 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: 346,186
- Not in Labor Force (15+): 167,980
- Labor Force: 178,206
- Employed: 171,426
- Unemployed: 6,780
- Under 15: 101,927
Jobs by Industry (2019)
|48||Transportation and Warehousing||2,701|
|52||Finance and Insurance||2,927|
|54||Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||1,808|
|56||Administration and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services||2,416|
|62||Health Care and Social Assistance||11,314|
|72||Accommodation and Food Services||4,080|
Projected Job Growth (2019 - 2028)
|Region||2019 Jobs||2028 Jobs||Change||% Change||Average Earnings Per Job|
|Grand Central Texas||403,203||441,837||38,634||10%||$48,719|
|City of Temple||53,903||60,130||6,227||12%||$52,531|
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.