Category: News

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Jun2018
Texas imports more steel and aluminum than any other state in the U.S., thanks to its sprawling energy sector and other industries that rely upon those metals. The state is particularly sensitive to actions that would rile Mexico and Canada, its two biggest trading partners. Read More

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May2018
Love AI or hate it, but it’s coming, and those individuals, companies, and societies that best adapt will flourish. Read More

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May2018
the real challenge is cultural: changing the conversation about the importance and dignity of blue-collar work, not only with kids but also with parents and educators, who've latched on to the idea that college is the only route to success. Read More

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May2018
The Texas economy added 39,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in April, which marked 22 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 332,300 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.7 percent in April. Read More

17

May2018
BASF Corp. and Brazosport College have partnered to provide job training using a $157,608 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast area. Read More

17

May2018
On May 8, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee introduced a discussion draft of legislation to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The draft bill, titled the Joining Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success (JOBS) Act, would reauthorize TANF for five years through FY 2023 ... Read More

12

May2018
When local governments are denied the tools to incentivize economic development, as some legislators have proposed, the so called free market powers of companies equals their freedom to locate their businesses elsewhere. Read More

11

May2018
On May 10th, the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion submitted a report with their recommendations on expanding apprenticeship in the U.S. to the President. The report includes some important recommendations focused on industry-driven strategies, but also continues a disturbing pattern of calls for cuts to vital workforce programs. Read More

08

May2018
Across the nation, there is a simmering discussion about education funding. In places — Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky, West Virginia — that simmer has reached the boiling point. Here in Texas, we have tasked a commission to study education funding — again. Read More

02

May2018
Libby Campbell hates to see people in West Texas go hungry, but that’s exactly what could happen if Congressional Republicans follow through with their plan to cut off food aid to those who miss one month of work. Read More

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