Our Texas Governor has recently been busy recognizing and celebrating the triumphs of small business in Texas keeping Texans employed. Governor Abbott recently handed out kudos and celebrated the role small businesses play in creating jobs and keeping businesses going. Texas and been setting new record highs at the Governor’s Small Business Summit in McAllen.

Abbott also recognized the opportunity for continuing economic growth and setting a new record high while at the Rio Grande Valley Economic Summit in Edinburg. The Lone Star State set a new record for 22 continuous months of job growth as well as for the "number of Texans working".

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So what does the job market look like here in the Key City? I've been receiving press releases nearly every day with the latest job offerings in Abilene. What surprises me most is the wages some employers are currently paying. So here goes. These are some of the latest jobs available along with employers' contact information.


The City of Abilene Firefighters. They are willing to train and do what is necessary to get the best of the best:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start date
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Good moral character
  • Good driving record
  • Pass drug tests, medical, and psychological exams

Starting Salary and Benefits

  • $53,567 - $56,591
  • No Experience Required
  • 48/96 Full-Time Shift Work Schedule
  • 12 Paid Holidays, 15 Paid Vacation Days & 15 Paid Sick Days Per Year
  • Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance Plans
  • Certification Pay
  • Education Pay
  • Longevity Pay
  • City of Abilene - Apply Online Here

The United States Postal Service is looking for Mail Carrier / Mail Carrier Assistant, Counter Sales & Service, Mail Delivery Driver, Mail Handler, and
Mail Processing Clerk.

Starting Pay and Benefits


The Retail Sector is also hiring thru Job Tree. Many stores need management, stockers, sales associates, clerks, delivery, and cashiers.

Pay and Benefits will vary

  • Entry-level pay is $12 to $72 per hour management pay
  • Some offer Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • PTO and sick leave
  • Bonuses and commissions
  • Retail Job Sector Apply Online Here

The  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is currently looking for those who want to work in securing our borders and protecting the U.S. Here's your chance to work for the Feds and get some great benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must have a good driving record
  • Pass drug testing, & psychological exams
  • Being bilingual helps

Starting Pay and Benefits

  • $15 - $37 per hour for Border Patrol Agent Entry Level
  • $80k to $104k a year for Pilot - Customs and Border Protection
  • State and or Federal benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation, Holidays, Sick days
  • Retirement benefits and much more
  • U.S. CBP - Apply Here Online

To find more job openings throughout Abilene, the Big Country, or throughout the state of Texas, click here. Good luck, and I hope you find a great job.

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