A group of 118 businesses–led by Business Leaders United in coordination with Autodesk and Workday – sent a letter to Congress today asking it to support investments in workforce and skills as part of any recovery legislation. Read more.
In nearly three-quarters of jobs created from 2007 to 2016, employers typically required bachelor’s degrees—but fewer than 4 in 10 American workers have that credential. “Our post-pandemic skilled-worker shortage is a wake-up call,” says Byron Auguste of Opportunity@Work in a Washington Post opinion piece. Read more.... Read More
The resolution is significant because it officially starts the reconciliation process, paving way for the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan to be passed by a simple majority. The Senate already adopted the budget resolution on a party-line vote earlier this month. Read more.
Clearly, future prosperity critically depends on ensuring that excellent public schools, affordable post-secondary training, and opportunities for success are readily available to these young Texans. Read more.
An economic development incentive popular with energy firms in Texas is slated to expire at the end of 2022, prompting fears the state could start losing out on large-scale manufacturing projects. Read more.
This strong growth in the number of young people positions the state well for future economic expansion opportunities as long as sufficient attention and resources are directed toward ensuring top-quality education from public schools and beyond through higher education and technical training. Read more.