Jobs in the Corpus Christi MSA Surpass 200,000

Jobs in the Corpus Christi MSA Surpass 200,000

texas workforceThe Texas Workforce Commission has released the latest job numbers for April 2015.  This is the first time the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area has surpassed 200,000 jobs. Since April 2014 we have seen an increase of 7,200 jobs in the MSA which includes Nueces, San Patricio, and Aransas Counties.  Most of the job growth has been in the fields of construction which is up 2,700 jobs and Trade, Transportation, and Manufacturing, which is up 2,400.

“Our MSA continues to be a bright spot in the State of Texas in job creation.  Because we are fortunate to have investments in our MSA by several large global companies, this indicates the future of our region is very bright.”

County Judge Loyd Neal
Nueces County

“The job market continues to grow in San Patricio County.  As Cheniere is starting to move forward with their project, there will be more jobs in the trade and construction industries as well as opportunities for permanent jobs in instrumentation, administration and/or oversight once complete.  The future remains promising in the County with support tugs for Cheniere’s project, OxyChem’s  expansion of their facilities and voestalpine coming-on line all resulting in permanent jobs.”

County Judge Terry Simpson
San Patricio County

“The historical jobs numbers are reflective of proactive efforts by our regional partners to diversify our economy resulting in a better distribution of employment across industries. Less dependence on the price of oil has stabilized our economy. In addition to our new global economy, our existing businesses have also made significant capital investments breeding new jobs for our region. Our best days are still ahead of us.”

Mayor Nelda Martinez
Mayor of Corpus Christi

“The expansion of such a diversified energy sector along the ship channel has enabled the Port to advance its mission of “leveraging commerce to drive prosperity.”  Quality job creation is one of the most important metrics of that prosperity.  Working closely with our customers, the Port continues to invest in the region’s maritime assets for sustainable economic growth and job creation.”

Judy Hawley
Chair
Port of Corpus Christi Commission

“The Coastal Bend economy continues to flourish with new businesses and employment opportunities for its residents.  We will continue our consistent effort to align career exploration and training opportunities with the needs of our regional employers. With more than 4,800 job openings currently in WorkinTexas.com, it is increasingly important to get our current and future workforce in training that meets market demand. “

Ken Trevino
CEO
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend

“We have passed the 200,000 job mark which is an important milestone that reflects the positive momentum of the last few years.  In the last five years our market has seen over $30 billion in new industrial investment and over 2,893 new direct primary economic driver jobs that bring in new revenues from outside the region.  Even with the positive momentum we are carefully monitoring national and global economic trends, and will be continually working on our aggressive business recruitment, retention, and economic diversification programs.”