Labor Market

Refugio County itself has a workforce population of over 4,600 and is blessed with below 4% unemployment.  Refugio County also draws its workforce from the Corpus Christi and Victoria labor markets giving employers access to nearly 300,000 workers. Potential employees from both Victoria and Corpus Christi have an easy commute into Refugio County.  

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Higher Education 

Refugio County is served by six institutions of higher education; Coastal Bend College, Del Mar College, Victoria College, Texas A&M University Kingsville, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and the University of Houston Victoria.  Through the Skills Development Fund these institutions have the ability to tailor workforce training to your needs.  These institutions are consistently turning out a trained workforce ready to be put to work for your company.


Workforce Development

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend provides the employees and employers of Refugio County with workforce development support.  WSCB is the local board representing the Texas Workforce Commision in our area. In addition to employment services for jobseekers WCSB provides a range of services for employers looking to fill open positions.  From employee recruitment to employee training the WCSB can help any company find dedicated employees.