Archive: October, 2017

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Oct2017
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today that Brownwood Regional Medical Center of Brownwood, Domtar Personal Care of Waco and Shannon Health of San Angelo are the finalists for the 2017 Texas Workforce Solutions Large Employer of the Year Award. Arrow Ford of Abilene, Big Creek Construction Ltd. of Lorena ... Read More

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Oct2017
Teacher pay is once again coming into sharp focus after lawmakers failed to pass legislation this summer that would have bumped up salaries. Read More

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Oct2017
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host veterans hiring fairs in 29 cities throughout Texas on Thursday, Nov. 9. Read More

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Oct2017
Many newer apprenticeship programs are technology-oriented — training people for positions such as internal tech support or software programming. But they’re also training human resources analysts, insurance customer support agents, account managers and more. Read More

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Oct2017
There were overall job decreases of 7,300 in September, due largely to effects from Hurricane Harvey. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent, down from 4.2 percent in August and remained below the national rate of 4.2 percent. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.1 percent. Read More

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Oct2017
The Task Force—representing companies, trade and industry groups, educational institutions, and labor unions—brings to the table substantial workforce development experience in addressing the nation’s skills gap. Read More

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Oct2017
As America’s Hispanic population has expanded, the group has had an increasingly larger role in the country’s workforce. Despite that trend, a new study shows Hispanics are having a more difficult time than other ethnicities in landing better-paying jobs, with the shortfall being driven by a gap in higher educational ... Read More

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Oct2017
Nonprofits in the education and job training fields will receive a $1 billion donation from Google.org over a five-year period to prepare Americans for future jobs in the tech industry. Google said its Grow with Google program seeks to bridge the gap between the skills taught in schools and the ... Read More

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Oct2017
On Thursday, the San Antonio Republican unveiled the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, saying it will look at the factors that draw businesses to Texas, including education and infrastructure. Read More

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Oct2017

Attracting Amazon

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The first criteria that must be met are basic requirements such as workforce size, location, and essential infrastructure. The next layer consists of things that can be affected by government entities, community and business leaders, and individuals. These include the regulatory environment, tax climate, economic development incentives, and workforce training ... Read More

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