According to a survey by Site Selection magazine, 74% of executives said that “finding available, skilled workers was their biggest challenge in today's economy.”
While that survey is from 2001, the same point is becoming even more relevant than ever. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 80% of the job openings in the next ten years will be in middle- to high-skill jobs, and that means that qualified labor is an indispensable factor for more site-selection decisions.
Below is our summary of dominant data points for Seminole, as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Statistics, Census Bureau, Texas Workforce Commission and American Community Survey.
Labor Force & Community Patterns
Driving Distance: Labor force is drawn from a 45-70 mile radius however a majority of the Seminole workforce have a 2-3 mile driving distance to current employment locations and a 5-6 mile drive to new and planned commercial and retail locations.
Travel Time: There is no traffic in Seminole maximum travel time to work is usually five min.
Distribution of Seminole Jobs
Inflow/Outflow of Workers: I=12% O=9%
Worker Age: Average age 33
Worker Earnings: Average income $42,443.00
Worker Educational Attainment in The Labor Shed (Greater than High School Education 35% High School 29% Less than High School 36%)
Worker Gender: 58% female 42% male
Top Five Industries: Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Metal Fabrication, Construction, and Healthcare
Top Five Occupations: Welder, Laborer, Farmer, Engineer and Teacher