The city saw a marked increase in job growth between 2011 and 2017, but there are concerns certain industries may be facing a skill shortage.
Data released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates the Griffith LGA saw an increase of 18.5 per cent in employed persons between 2011 and 2017, with 15,730 people holding jobs as of 2017.
A total of 24,036 jobs were held by people in the Griffith area as of 2017, an increase of 26.3 per cent across the six-year period, with 3012 people holding more than one job according to ABS figures.
The figures come as a survey into skill shortages within the Riverina region is launched, with Regional Development Australia Riverina and Charles Sturt University teaming up to identify potential shortages within the region.
RDA Riverina CEO Rachel Whiting said the survey aims to identify which occupations the region's employers have trouble filling, with roles in allied health services, engineering and specialist mechanical positions earmarked in a "reasonably broad" field of areas which may be suffering from a lack of specialist skills over the next two to five years.
"We know already the Riverina is missing 10,000 people for jobs," she said.
"There are jobs here and in lots of other areas there are not ... we want people to move here to find these."
Ms Whiting said the survey aims to further inform governments, businesses and services as to the areas which need work so the region can plan correctly for the future.
Griffith Business Chamber president Pat Pittavino said he was aware of businesses who had placed advertisements for positions but were "not getting anyone through the door" and while there may have been growth in the amount of people employed, it was hard to ascertain how many of those were fly in/fly out roles or visa positions.
"Everywhere in regional NSW has similar shortages," Mr Pittavino said.
Comments made by demographer Bernard Salt in an article in The Australian discussing the city's job growth were noted in a mayoral minute at the March 10 council meeting.
Councillor Mike Neville said while the comments were encouraging, council could not afford to rest on their laurels.
"Perhaps - not wanting to put a negative spin on it - but at the end of the day I think we probably recognise the accolade isn't so much what's been done, but what we need to do and keep doing," Cr Neville said.
The skill shortage survey can be undertaken on the RDA Riverina website here.