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Fredericksburg is a city in Gillespie County, Texas. Since its founding in 1846, its German roots provide an interesting history. With an annual Oktoberfest plus various other food and drink festivals and a strong wine culture, the area is a great place to visit at almost any time of the year. For the more than 11,300 residents, however, the strong tourism sector provides many of the local jobs. Veterans looking to make their home in Fredericksburg can choose from a number of industries to find stable work.
Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg has a vibrant economy. It’s close enough to both Austin and San Antonio to be a feeder town for many of the larger industries in those cities. The economy employs around 4,800 people with a median household income of $48,893, according to Data USA. Typically, men in Fredericksburg earn 1.41 times more than women, which makes the income inequality on the Gini index higher than the national average.
The highest number of workers in Fredericksburg TX are hired by the healthcare and social assistance sector, with over 800 employees. This is closely followed by the accommodation and food sector, which employs around the same number and is part of the city’s strong tourism focus, and the retail trade with 693 workers. Industries that pay the best compensation in the city are:
Veterans in Fredericksburg can find work in the tourism and related industries, especially if they have experience in food service, housekeeping or accommodation-related functions. From low-skilled positions such as cleaners and dishwashers, to cooking, serving and bartending, the service industries are very viable for veteran jobs. Highly qualified candidates can choose to pursue management positions in fields such as accounts management, marketing, website design, information technology, and sales. Companies that employ veterans in Fredericksburg qualify for federal tax incentives as well as any Texas state-level rebates available.
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