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If you follow the world of traditional news and industry, you can’t help but notice the seemingly constant stream of layoffs and bad news in the media. But many news outlets don’t often emphasize the flip side: There are jobs available in San Marcos.

Texas employers created just 8,700 jobs in May, the lowest monthly gain in nine months, and the state’s unemployment rate rose sharply to 4.5 percent from 4.1 percent the month before, according to figures released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.

The state still outperformed the national economy, which shed 49,000 jobs in May. The U.S. unemployment rate in May was 5.5 percent. Last month statewide, employers added 5,400 in the education and health services category, and 1,700 jobs in professional and business services.

The leisure and hospitality industry gained 1,300 positions, while the construction industry added 1,100 jobs.

Whether you are a Texas State student or anyone in the San Marcos area there are jobs available today. has job openings listed daily and they are available 24/7 in the classified section, whether you are looking for a job or that new house or apartment you can usually find it at for free. Make your home page and watch our local economy grow together.

Tanger Outlets and their retail partners are always seeking talented individuals who seek opportunities to grow and contribute in an environment that is both demanding and rewarding.

D. Michelle Carswell, Tanger Outlet Center General Manager, noted,” Tanger store employees love their job and love what they do. Many Tanger store managers and store associates have been within the Tanger Outlet Center-San Marcos family for an extended number of years of which that alone speaks accolades. Tanger store managers hires are interested in hiring friendly, dependable, quality customer service oriented individuals and fortunately for San Marcos Texas State University provides some of the best with their expansive student population.”

From Staff Reports

Photo courtesy of Tanger Outlets.

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0 thoughts on “Tanger has jobs in San Marcos

  1. *Jobs* sure. When I was younger, that was one of the great things about San Marcos: you could always find a job. You still can.

    Unfortunately, careers can be pretty hard to come by, although there are a few more than there were 15-20 years ago.

    I worked at the outlet mall, years ago. It wasn’t a bad job. It sure beat working as a lumper at the HEB Warehouse, for example.

    Still, if I were to lose my job today, I wouldn’t take much comfort in the fact that the Outlet Mall is hiring.

    $10 per hour puts a single-income family just above the poverty level and gives a two-income family just about enough to cover living expenses here in San Marcos. I don’t think most of the positions at the Outlet Mall even pay that much.

    Of course, there are always ways to supplement things further, like getting a second job, or taking in a renter.

    Still, the reality is that a seasonal position at the Outlet Mall (and many of them are seasonal, or were the last time I checked) is not the kind of “job growth” that we desperately need in San Marcos.

    Overall, things in the Austin/San Antonio corridor look pretty good, especially if you are a tech worker. I recently heard that unemployment in the tech sector for the corridor is under 3%. Based on efforts to hire software developers, I can’t say that I doubt the number.

    If you love San Marcos, living here sometimes means an extra hour or two on the road every day and an extra $5,000 (and climbing) per year for gas. That’s still better than some areas in California and the Northeast, but for many of us, it would be nice to work in San Marcos and even more so for many others who move away each year in search of careers.

  2. I agree with Ted. I moved here a year and a half ago and did not realize it would be impossible to find a job that would replace 1/3 of my salary in Dallas. The cost of living is not much lower here but the job scene is terrible.

  3. Building on what Ted and Janice said here … we moved to San Marcos from Plano several months ago, and we are finding food and housing more expensive with less choice. Having said that, we love it here and we hope to see more food become available from area farmers, and we are cautiously optimistic that the right thing (for us) will open up on the housing front. And, if our new start-up business (Cleantegrity) grows like we expect it will, then we can (in the future) provide good-paying full-time jobs for the community.

  4. I am a graduate and heard that there are available jobs in San Marcos. I have a university diplomat in English studies .So, here comes the time to seek a job. thank you for offering this oppurtunity .

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