Category: News

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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

16

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

13

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

13

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

12

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

09

Oct2017

Attracting Amazon

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

09

Oct2017
The biggest question is: Who is going to rebuild Texas? The answer is probably immigrants, many of whom will be undocumented. Read More

09

Oct2017
Community colleges are seeking to address a mismatch between employer needs and the skill levels of available workers nationally. Read More

09

Oct2017
What can Democrats in Congress do to make the best of a bad hand in pushing their education agenda—and where does the president fit in? Read More

03

Oct2017
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is partnering with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and Texas Workforce Solutions for the Texas HireAbility campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Read More

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