Targeted Industries

Workforce Solutions South Plains regularly analyzes the regional labor market to identify industry and occupational trends. Based on this analysis, we have identified the industries and occupations that are in high demand in the region and critical to the region’s economic stability.  These industries and occupations are targeted for expenditures of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds.

Based on a review of labor market information, the following industries are targeted for expenditures of WIOA funds for Program Year 2018, from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.  The 17 targeted industries are projected to add 1,065 new jobs on average per year through the year 2024.


PY 2018 Workforce Solutions South Plains Targeted Industries
IndustryAnnual Average Employment 2014Annual Average Employment 2024Number Change 2014-2024Percent Growth 2014-2024Avg. Weekly WagesLocation Quotient
Restaurants & Other Eating Places15,06018,0002,94019.5%$3010.99
Elementary & Secondary Schools12,85014,2801,43011.1%$6830.55
General Medical & Surgical Hospitals9,29011,3102,02021.7%$8371.31
Building Equipment Contractors3,0203,85083027.5%$8031.77
Warehousing & Storage1,9502,340 39020.0%$7432.02
Services to Buildings & Dwellings1,8102,15034018.8%$4291.13
General Freight Trucking1,7902,12033018.4%$9663.96
Automotive Repair & Maintenance1,5201,85033021.7%$6122.37
Cattle ranching and farming1,6601,850 19011.4%$65027.59
Continuing Care & Assisted Living Facilities1,2501,84059047.2%$5131.71
Child Day Care Services1,4501,76031021.4%$2871.24
Support Activities for Crop Production1,4801,650 17011.5%$5938.92
Offices of Other Health Practitioners7601,090 33043.4%$6811.02
Nonresidential Building Construction75090015020.0%$9320.93
Grain and Oilseed Milling70083013018.6%$7138.53
Computer Systems Design & Related Services48065017035.4%$1,2470.2
55,82066,470 10,650

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