With a talented and diverse workforce of more than 3.1 million people, the Houston region is one of the most dynamic employment centers in the nation. The area added roughly 60,000 new jobs in 2017 and employment is now higher than at any point in Houston's history.
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Engineers have a strong presence in Houston, which has been described as "the world's leading pool of engineering talent." Houston Region Economic Development Profile
A significant supply of recent college graduates in numerous fields continues to strengthen the large professional talent pool throughout the Houston MSA. The Houston region is home to more than 50 colleges, universities and technical schools, with a combined enrollment of more than 437,000. More than 67,800 students graduate annually from higher education facilities in the Houston region.
The Greater Houston Partnership developed UpSkill Houston, a comprehensive, industry-led approach to bridge the gap and fill jobs in middle-skills occupations.
UpSkill Houston is an innovative blueprint for leaders from the business community, educational institutions and social service organizations to utilize as we lead this effort to build a quality workforce. Learn more about UpSkill Houston »