Category: News

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Mar2018
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

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Mar2018
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

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Mar2018
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 ... Read More

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Mar2018
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 ... Read More

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Mar2018
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

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Mar2018
"policymakers should prioritize issues that can directly and positively impact private-sector growth and economic competitiveness, such as workforce development, education, transportation and property-tax relief.” Read More

14

Mar2018
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

13

Mar2018
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 ... Read More

10

Mar2018
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. Read More

01

Mar2018
ACTE has updated its Sector Sheet on CTE’s role in developing the workforce in hospitality and tourism with the latest on job demand, talent shortages and exemplary CTE programs. Read More

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