Part of starting or expanding your career involves finding the right place to live. Temple makes that choice easy with a low cost of living, small-town feel, and an abundance of work options. In Temple, jobs grew by 1,755 over the last five years totaling 46,926 jobs. Opportunities see no end in sight with projected job growth to increase by 3,127 over the next five years. With existing facilities and plans for expansion, Temple has promise for your career.
Temple, Texas has a low cost of living and a personality that is no competition for other big metro hubs. With eight higher education facilities within eighty miles, Temple has a growing STEM labor pool that helps the tech sector prosper. In fact, Fortune Magazine ranked Temple as the 10th Best American City to Work in Tech. If you’re starting your career in tech, Temple has the low-cost of living and ideal infrastructure, without sacrificing the career growth opportunities. Some key players in the technology division for 2022 include:
Plans for growth —Rowan Partners, Rowan Green Data
As tech careers in Temple expand rapidly, Rowan Partners will be the newest addition to the tech landscape. Rowan Partners, a developer, and infrastructure provider for hyperscale data is building a new multi-tenant campus in Temple, Texas. The first phase of the campus has an expected completion of summer 2022 and will be employing 20 full-time positions for data engineers, networking technicians, and operations specialists. The second phase is anticipated to be fully complete and operational in 2023.
Not only will this new campus provide work opportunities, but it will also help support the city’s technology sector. The facility will be located on 32 acres in southeast Temple in Synergy Park, constructing 135,000 square feet of new buildings and data center space.
Logistics & Distribution Sector
Temple’s prime location on I-34 and I-14 helps contribute to transportation costs that are 15% below the national average. I-35 also connects to other major cities in Texas, extending North all the way to Minnesota. Major highways plus access to commercial and passenger railways add to the ease of transportation. This access, and resulting low cost of operation, attracts many big-name logistics and distribution businesses. Some of the major logistics and distribution companies in Temple to consider this year include:
- • Wilsonart International
- • Carpenter
- • Reynold’s Company
- • H-E-B Retail Distribution
- • McLane Company
- • Baylor Scott & White Logistics
Plans for growth— Revol Greens
Revol Greens, a Minnesota-based producer of greenhouse lettuce, is constructing a 40-acre advanced greenhouse in Temple. Revol Greens will be distributing their lettuce across Central Texas and the South. The new location will enhance the freshness of products in the South as they won’t have to transport from the company’s California location.
With plans for their new facility in Temple to be operational this year, Revol Greens will add 150 competitive, family-wage jobs with benefits over the next three to four years. The types of positions will vary from distribution, to production to management opportunities. Some of the positions that may be available upon opening include
- • Truck Driver
- • Facilities Technician
- • Greenhouse Production
- • Safety Coordinator
- • Accounts Payable Coordinator
Temple has promise in the coming year for your engineering career including notable employers like Ecopool, Clark & Fuller, and KPA Engineering. KPA has provided innovative solutions to infrastructure with experience in transportation, water resources, wastewater collection and treatment, and planning services. Their knowledgeable engineers provide project management and public involvement which has helped Temple on several projects. If you’re looking to start your career in engineering, or move your career to Temple, KPA engineers offer plenty of positions such as:
- • Professional Engineer (P.E.)
- • Engineer in Training (E.I.T.)
- • C.A.D. Technician
- • Environmental Scientist
- • On-Site Representative
- • Administrative Support
- • Internship Opportunities
Temple is also home to Baylor Scott & White as well as many other healthcare companies. At least a third of the workforce in Temple is employed in healthcare services. Combine the number of healthcare facilities in Temple with the increasing need for healthcare workers and your career options in this industry are bountiful. Major employers in Temple healthcare include:
- • Baylor Scott & White Health (including specialized institutions and labs)
- • McLane’s Children Hospital
- • Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
- • Temple Health and Bioscience District
- • Ascension Medical Group Temple
Temple boasts many lucrative career opportunities in technology, distribution, engineering, and healthcare. As facilities like Rowan Partners and Revol Greens expand, so do your career options. Though the positions we listed are amongst the top jobs in Temple, there are also opportunities to work in education, arts and creative services, and manufacturing. To continue your job search, check out the Meet Temple Career Resources.
Temple is a great place to work and play. Stay tuned to Meet Temple Blogs to see what Temple residents are looking forward to this year.