AQUA BOOK 2014 II - Page 28

Industry Employment Dynamics, 2014 Self-Employment With strong employment growth in Jim Wells County, the number of self-employed has declined gradually since 2006. A disproportionally large share of selfemployment is found in oil and gas extraction. In conjunction with the booming oil and gas drilling activity, self-employment has been growing rapidly in construction, and accommodation and food services. JIM WELLS COUNTY Raytheon Service, a computer service company, is the largest local employer in Jim Wells County with 550 employees. The majority of other major employers are in health care and oil and gas supporting services. llllllllllll llllllllllll Self-Employment Trend Self-Employment Dynamics Top 10 Businesses Business Name Industry (NAICS) Raytheon Service Other Computer Related Services (541519) 550 Alice Regional Hospital Community Alliance General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110) 504 Christus Spohn Hospital Alice General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110) 335 Answerone Offices of Physicians, Health Specialists (621112) 173 Fesco Support Activities for Oil & Gas Operations (213112) 145 STX Attorney Offices of Lawyers (541110) 140 BJ Coiltech Oil and Gas Pipeline Construction (237120) 138 Strike Construction New Single-Family Housing Construction (236115) 135 Schlumberger Technology Corporation Oil and Gas Pipeline Construction (237120) 125 Straight Line Con