KATY - Nearly 5,000 new jobs were added in the Katy area between 2013 and 2014, according to an economic survey statement from the Katy Area Economic Development Council.
The job growth — mainly in the engineering, accounting and research industries — helps offset the recent widespread layoffs in the oil and gas sector.
Company relocations and expansions provide opportunities for workers exiting the oil and gas industry, especially to industries where skills can be transferred.
Compare Katy area job growth to Houston or the U.S. at Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research 2015 Survey (PDF).
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