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.


IndustryAnnual Average Employment 2018Annual Average Employment 2028Number Change 2018-2028Percent Growth 2018-2028
Restaurants & Other Eating Places17,34821,6794,33125%
Office of Physicians3,9335,0811,14829.2%
Continuing Care Retirement Communities & Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly1,5321,95542327.6%
Offices of Other Health Practitioners8941,07418020.1%
Building Equipment Contractors3,3883,93354516.1%
Residential Building Construction64878613821.3%
Nonresidential Building Construction1,3571,85049336.3%
Child Day Care Services1,1691,38421518.4%
Computer Systems Design & Related Services71994122230.9%
Oil and Gas Extraction1,1081,70759954.1%
Outpatient Care Centers7461,24549966.9%
Individual and Family Services1,0361,44040439%
Management of Companies and Enterprises1,4381,80136325.2%
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services65791125438.7%
Traveler Accommodation1,4601,70524516.8%
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors1,0771,32224522.7%
Clothing Stores1,4921,71422214.9%
Health and Personal Care Stores1,1901,39720717.4
Office Administrative Services54071217231.9%
Offices of Dentists9881,15716917.1%
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services8611,01115017.4%
Total, All Industries205,591222,30216,7118.1%

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The Workforce Solutions South Plains Lubbock office is moving to a new location. On July 2, 2018 Workforce Solutions Lubbock Workforce, Childcare, and Youth Services will move to 2002 West Loop 289 Suite 117 inside the Wayland Plaza.

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