Workforce Data


Amarillo, is an ideal place for companies looking for top talent with approximately 23,000 available workers seeking an average of $14.10 per hour. The amount of available talent continues to increase year over year with a steady pattern of people relocating due to our attractive employment opportunities in aviation, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and food technologies.


Workforce Highlights


  • 23,000 available workers
  • 2.9% unemployment
  • 59% blue collar
  • 40% white collar


Continuing Education Opportunities


To maintain this highly skilled and highly competitive labor pool in Amarillo, the Texas Skills Development Fund enables customized job training. This $25 million pool provides grants directly to local colleges that companies can tap into for their specific training program needs.


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Doug Nelson

Interim President & CEO

Brian Jennings, CEcD, EDFP

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Steve Pritchett, CEcD

Vice President, Business Development

Reagan Hales

Director, Marketing & Communications

Andy Arias

Servicing Officer, Financial Services

Chris Lyles

Office Administrator