East Texas Employment Survey

  • 2019 East Texas Employment Survey

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  • As Unemployment continues to drop to record lows in America and even in Smith County, it is harder than ever to find good people to fill open positions. Currently unemployment in Smith County is at an historic low of 3.5%. The lowest it's ever been.

    Surveying hiring managers across all industries, we have partnered with the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tyler Economic Development Council to launch the East Texas Employment Survey. 

    Our goal is to survey 300+ local businesses to discover their perspective on our local employment market.  


    How long is the survey? How did we develop it?

    It is a short 12 question survey. Questions were developed by Express Employment Professionals, the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tyler Economic Development Council, along with input from Dr. Manuel Reyes from the Hibbs Institute of Research at UT Tyler.


    When will the results be published?

    The deadline for entries to the survey is April 19th. Once the data is compiled, we will have it made into an infographic that will be publicly published for our community. If you take the survey, you will be notified by email when the results are published. Our goal is to publish the results by the end of May.


    I'm ready to take the survey! What's in it for me?

    Please click the button below to take the survey. Once we cross the 300 business mark, we will be holding a drawing to give away a 2019 iPad. Make sure to like us on Facebook so you can tune into the live drawing!

    Current Number of Survey Entries: 491 out of 300

    • Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the updated number of entries!

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