This report from the Texas Workforce Investment Council provides an overview of the U.S. gig economy. As part of the Council’s continuing research on workforce-related issues, the gig economy has been identified as a growing segment of the workforce. The report defines and classifies gig workers, examines the types of activities these workers participate in, and addresses the potential implications that this segment may have on the workforce system.
AccelerateH2O, the Texas water technology initiative announced findings from the “Survey of 21st Century Water and Water Technology Skills, Talent and Workforce,” and a looming skills shortage and gap in training for emerging technologies could limit regional economic development, competitiveness and negatively impact the transition of agricultural, industrial, residential and utility water operations.
A new workforce report released by the Texas Comptroller’s Office emphasizes the promise and pitfalls of Texas’ recent economic success for workers, highlighting the importance of investing in training and education to keep up with a rapidly changing employment landscape.
This compendium is a compilation of research on various workforce issues. It was created to provide information to Council members and agency partners in anticipation of the strategic planning sessions that will occur in fiscal year 2015 for development of the 2016-2021 workforce system strategic plan.