Kingsville Economic Development Council

A cluster of small communities in the Coastal Bend region of South Texas augments Kingsville’s labor force. The result is a large labor pool of easily trained workers with an outstanding record of low turnover and high productivity. Both the City of Kingsville as well as Kleberg County remain relatively union-free.

The community utilizes various business incentives and job training programs to develop its workforce. One example is the Smart Jobs Fund, which increases the competitiveness of Texas businesses in the global economy. The Smart Jobs Fund provides grants to employers to train their employees. The program is “employer-driven”, meaning that the employer determines the level of training needed for the company’s work force.

Kingsville Area Top 10 Employers

Kingsville is home to a number of employers in a diverse range of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, government, education, retail, medical and others. The areas top ten employers include: Naval Airstation Kingsville, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the Kingsville Independent School District, King Ranch, Celanese, Kleberg County, Wal-Mart, U.S. Border Patrol, the City of Kingsville, and Christus Sphon Kleberg Hospital.

Occupational Diversity

The City of Kingsville’s primary workforce is divided into several categories in both the public and private sectors. Some of the most common occupational industries include: Trades and Services, Retail/Sales, Public Administration, Education, Medical and Healthcare Support, Construction, Transportation and Communications, Office and Administrative Support, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, and Executives, Managers, and Administrators.