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WORKFORCE

Seguin has a civilian workforce of over 11,000, but an additional 800,000 workers live within commuting distance.  Seguin offers an educated skilled workforce and the SEDC continues to work to provide educational opportunities for Seguin's growing industries.

WORK FORCE (JULY 2014)

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Labor Force

Drive Time

Seguin

12,385

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Guadalupe

72,034

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Bexar

878,699

37 minutes

Gonzales

10,041

47 minutes

Hays

93,109

48 minutes

Caldwell

17,656

48 minutes

Comal

59,380

49 minutes

Wilson

22,935

51 minutes

Travis

653, 122

1 hour 8 minutes

Bastrop

37,068

1 hour 15 minutes

Kendall

18,722

1 hr 28 minutes

Blanco

5,821

1 hr 30 minutes

San Antonio

1,102,739

49 minutes

 

*Source: Workforce Solutions Alamo

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (%), UNADJUSTED 

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

Seguin

7.4%

6.3%

5.9%

5.6%

Texas 

7.9%

6.8%

6.2%

5.1%

United States

8.9%

8.1%

7.4%

6.2%

Source: Workforce Solutions Alamo

January 2013 - December 2014 Unemployment Rates  

Over the last year, Seguin's Unemployment Rates continue to be below the statewide and nationwide average.

Source: Workforce Solutions Alamo

The SEDC provides businesses the opportunity to train its employees at the Central Texas Technology Center.  The Center offers specialized training to fit the needs of a specific business as well as technical and academic courses. 

The State of Texas also offers the Skills Development Fund which provides assistance in providing training to improve the skills of existing workers and teach new skills to new employees.  For more information on the Skills Development Fund, please visit the Texas Workforce Commission's website.

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