How do we keep the Texas economy growing and moving forward, when we face increasing competition from other states and countries? Read More
School officials are accessing other grants, pulling from local taxpayer dollars and diverting funding from different parts of their budgets to meet state pre-K requirements. Read More
Texas manufacturers said the Trump Administration's steel tariffs will raise their costs, prompting higher prices for customers of fabricated metal products and creating uncertainty for the business this year, according to a Dallas Fed survey. Read More
A Technology Consortium, including ARGO Data Resource Corp., GXA Network Solutions and The Wilkins Group, have partnered with Richland College to provide job training using a $523,089 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area. Read ...
The Texas economy added 40,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in February, which marked 20 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 285,200 jobs for an annual employment growth rate 2.3 percent in February. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.0 percent in February and remains ...
The $1.3 trillion omnibus reflects the increased spending levels for both defense and non-defense programs agreed to as part of recent legislation lifting the budget “caps” for federal discretionary spending, and includes some critical boosts in funding for key education and workforce development programs. Read More
In this report to the Texas House of Representatives, the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, created in the fall by Speaker Joe Straus, bemoaned deficiencies in Texas' workforce training, infrastructure and funding of public schools and state colleges and universities. Read More
The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and National League of Cities (NLC) recently sent a letter to Congress objecting to language related to local area designation under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in President Trump’s FY 2019 budget proposal. The language would ...