An abundant, productive and bilingual workforce makes Laredo an outstanding business or industrial location. With a 2017 estimated population of 260,654 the Laredo MSA is one of the fastest growing in the U.S. In addition, there are approximately 399,431 people living just across the Rio Grande in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico making a combined total population of 660,085.
- Laredo College– Customized training and classroom training in many subjects.
- South Texas Private Industry Council -JTPA programs for OJT and classroom training
LC Export/Import Center – Vocational training in cross-border trade-handling for Customs Brokers, etc.
Laredo Job Corps Center, Ser-Jobs for Progress, Texas Careers, Southern Career Institute
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According to the Texas Workforce Commission, Laredo MSA 2018 Report, the top five employment Sectors are:
- Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
- Education and Health
- Leisure and Hospitality
- Professional and Business Services