Workforce Characteristics

Texas is a Right to Work State

Unemployment Rates

Killeen/Temple MSA 3.3 %
State of Texas 3.9 %
United States 3.6 %

Figures per Texas Labor Market Review, Oct.2000 

Civilian Labor Force

Killeen/Temple MSA 117,700

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Labor Force by Job Classification
Estimates in thousands for nonagricultural positions.

Construction 5.0
Manufacturing- Durable 4.4
Manufacturing- Nondurable 5.0
Transportation 3.5
Wholesale Trade 4.1
Retail Trade 20.4
Finance, Ins. & Real Est. 4.8
Services 29.4
Federal Government 8.3
State Government 3.8
Local Government 16.6

Figures per Texas Labor Market Review, Oct. 2000

Prevailing Wage Rates

Occupational Title

Entry Level

Low High Ave.
Benchwork Occupations 5.15 7.50 6.54
Bookkeeper 5.15 10.00 6.97
Computer Operator 5.50 13.68 10.48
Customer Svc Rep. 6.50 7.22 7.03
Fork Lift Operator 5.00 10.00 5.89
Gen.Assembly  5.15 7.50 6.54
Gen. Laborer 5.15 8.13 7.31
Gen. Office Clerk 5.15 10.08 6.45
Janitor 5.15 7.81 5.75
Machinist 7.00 14.00 8.10
Maintenance Mech. 5.15 12.00 7.12
Packer, Packager 5.15 9.00 6.48
Painter, Spray 6.50 10.00 7.18
Secretary 5.15 9.32 7.58
Security Guard 5.15 8.50 8.86
Sewing Mach.Operator 5.15 6.00 7.53
Sheet Metal Worker 10.00 10.00 10.00
Shipping & Rec.Clerk 5.15 8.00 6.43
Telemarketer 5.15 7.25 6.59
Truck Driver, heavy 5.15 10.50 8.72
Truck Driver, light 5.15 10.00 9.16
Warehouse Worker 5.15 11.28 7.28
Welder, Combination 6.00 15.50 9.22

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, LWDA..  The above wage rates represent starting rates offered by employers who use the Texas Workforce Commission to help them find workers.  November 2000.

 

Major Belton Employers

Firm Name Product Employment Union Affiliation
American Spincast Centrifugal steel castings 62 none
Belco Manufacturing Fiberglass tanks 115 none
Bell County Government 900 none
Belton ISD Education 876 none
Cedar Crest Hospital & Clinic Counseling and Treatment Center 107 none
City of Belton Government 113 none
Crestview Manor  Nursing Home 101 none
Custom Printing Advertising Specialties 263 none
Fleetwood Homes of Texas Mobile Home Manf. 125 none
HEB Grocery Grocery store 157 none
Odell Geer Const. Building Const. Material 200 none
Superior Furniture Office furniture 172 none
Tarco of Texas, Inc Roofing Felt 75 none
United Parcel Service Shipping service 120 none
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Education 278 none
Wal-Mart Department Store 98 none

 

Major Employers within the MSA

Firm Name

Product

Employment

Union Affiliation

Artco-Bell Corp. School Furniture 426 IAM
C & H Die Casting, Inc. Aluminum die casting 500 none
Carpenter Company, Inc. Polyurethane foam 300 none
Pactiv Packaging Disposable Plastic Pkg. 800 none
McLane Company, Inc. Wholesale grocery 1747 none
Texas Hydraulics, Inc. Hydraulic Cylinders 493 none
Wal-Mart Distribution Center Distribution 558 none
Wilsonart International Laminates /adhesives 2009 none

This page was last updated on November 14, 2015

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