Find a Strong Workforce in Giddings, Texas

Within a 30 mile radius of the City of Giddings, there are 100,000 potential workers. The Giddings workforce is not what you might expect from a smaller community. We have a high concentration of engineers, chemists, C&C machining operators, and PhDs - many of which are currently working for, or have worked for, the oil and gas industry. This is a workforce who knows how to deliver under pressure, has lived all over the world and they know what it takes to get the job done. They add value to any organization. 

Agricultural workers can also be found in and near Giddings - ideal for valued added agricultural businesses. 

Plus, with dozens of colleges and universities located within an hour’s drive, there are ample opportunities to recruit recent graduates. 

Local businesses who need help with workforce recruitment or development should contact the GEDC for assistance. We are on hand to provide connection to local workforce resources and programs available through state and regional partners. 

Employment Post-COVID

To learn about the unadjusted unemployment rate in the nine-county Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA), or for employer assistance, contact the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Compared to other places, Giddings, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.46 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.55 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (2.24 times) industries. From 2016 to 2017, employment in Giddings, TX grew at a rate of 4.79%, from 2.3k employees to 2.41k employees. The most common employment sectors for those who live in Giddings, TX, are Other Services, Except Public Administration (301 people), Manufacturing (285 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (274 people).