Workforce & Wages

Jacksonville is proud of its rich-history in manufacturing and understands the important role of a strong workforce. The consistent presence of successful industry leaders has provided Jacksonville a diverse, mature, and experienced workforce with 78% being 30 years and older. An abundant pool of prospective workers can be found not only within the city but drawn from surrounding communities. A 2018 Job Fair produced 310 job seekers resulting in dozens of hires.

For wages by SOC code and region please visit: Texas Wages

Resident Occupations
Jacksonville, TXCherokee County
Employed civilian pop. 16 years and over6,78721,851
Management, professional, and related1,4775,925
Sales and office1,2154,345
Farming, fishing, and forestry99365
Construction, extraction, and maintenance8032,629
Production, transportation, and material moving1,0693,199
Stats America (2017)

University of Texas at Tyler (32-miles)
As part of the University of Texas (Austin) system, this 4-year college is a regional asset and produces top-quality talent in a myriad of disciplines.

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) (74-miles)
Programs offered include industrial controls technology, industrial maintenance, process operations, machining, and more.

Jacksonville College
This 2-year private college attracts students from all over the world and encourages them to be part of the local workforce while undergoing studies.  

Jacksonville Independent School District (JISD) Career and Technology Department
This program recently underwent a $4+ million physical expansion to provide additional space and equipment. Programs offered include welding/metal fabrication, small engine repair, and more. 

Workforce Solutions—East Texas
JEDCO regularly partners with Workforce Solutions and several Jacksonville manufacturers take advantage of their programs and assistance to defray on-the-job training costs and to recruit employees.