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Austin needs more plumbers and other skilled trade workers. Now, residents can get paid to train into one of these careers.

Austin needs more plumbers and other skilled trade workers. Now, residents can get paid to train into one of these careers.

To address the longstanding shortage of skilled trade workers, the City of Austin, Travis County, and Workforce Solutions Capital Area provide no-cost, fast-track training for eligible residents to ...
Winter weather impacted your take-home pay? Apply now for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Winter weather impacted your take-home pay? Apply now for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Residents whose take-home pay was impacted by the February winter storm can now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Workers who lost their ...
Integrating education and the workforce for a bright Texas future

Integrating education and the workforce for a bright Texas future

3-minute read Good afternoon Austin friends, We are all still struggling with the aftermath of the winter storm. Here’s the latest tied to workforce:  For your friends and constituents ...
Austin’s Child Care Providers Receive Bottled Water at No Cost from Workforce Solutions Capital Area

Austin’s Child Care Providers Receive Bottled Water at No Cost from Workforce Solutions Capital Area

In one day, our staff prepared 10 pallets of water for 108 providers caring for 5,591 children. ...
Workforce Solutions Capital Area Partners with Facebook to Offer Paid Internships for Travis County Job Seekers with Local Businesses

Workforce Solutions Capital Area Partners with Facebook to Offer Paid Internships for Travis County Job Seekers with Local Businesses

Facebook and Workforce Solutions Capital Area are equipping underserved jobseekers with 21st-century skills and connecting them to digital marketing careers. ...
Response to ‘disappearing’ jobs in retail and hospitality

Response to ‘disappearing’ jobs in retail and hospitality

3-minute read Good afternoon Austin friends, I extend my warmest wishes on what feels like the coldest and longest weeks all year. I heard from many at WFS and my peers, and your hardships,, ...
The advanced manufacturing skills game in Austin’s economic rebound

The advanced manufacturing skills game in Austin’s economic rebound

3-minute read Good afternoon Austin talent development allies, What’s happening in our Austin metro job market: Metro Austin is outperforming all major Texas metros with the lowest ...
Local leaders say Samsung deal could boost middle-skill jobs

Local leaders say Samsung deal could boost middle-skill jobs

The Samsung deal would be a boon to the campaign the city and Travis County launched in 2017 with Workforce Solutions to focus on increasing hiring in advanced manufacturing, health care and ...
Texas will pay you to take job training

Texas will pay you to take job training

You can get paid to train for a new career through the free course, RE:WorkNOW. The catch: spots are limited. Read more ...
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