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Central Texas labor challenges spark creative solutions

A shortage of skilled workers continues to strain Austin’s economy but industry leaders see a path that could benefit both businesses and students and allow Central Texas to continue its rapid growth. ...

Opinion: Connecting workers to health care careers is critical

Coordinating among entities that supply workers can be daunting. However, Austin is one of the metropolitan areas that is doing this well – and the city’s success can be an example for other ...

Workers in control of Austin job market

With Austin's unemployment rate reaching lows since the pandemic, the scramble to fill jobs at all levels reaching new highs. The region's unemployment rate currently stands at 2.7%, putting workers ...

Texas reaches new record for employment, Austin unemployment rates increase

While the number of jobs in Texas reached a new record, information from the Texas Labor Market indicated the unemployment rate in Austin increased from April’s 2.5% to 2.7% in May, according to ...

Workforce Solutions advocates for local hiring in Austin & Round Rock ISD’s superintendent sage continues

Since December, Austin’s unemployment rate has returned to pre-pandemic levels and job growth has exceeded norms. However, this quick economic recovery has created a skills gap, which is generated ...

City of Austin issues heat warning, opens cooling centers

Workforce Solutions Capital Area estimates that by 2031 the Austin area will need 4,156 HVAC mechanics. Workforce Solutions Capital Area reports $44,000 as the median annual income. said those ...

Austin’s retail sector is back, but workers are in short supply and remain hard to find

No sector has struggled more than retail to fill jobs, experts say. “As employers know all too well, there continues to be a shortage of qualified talent in practically every employment sector. But ...

Workforce Solutions Capital Area has 1,000 free scholarships available for upskilling

Workforce Solutions Capital Area on May 31 announced a plan to offer 1,000 free training scholarships to local workers. The nonprofit workforce development organization intends to help recent ...

Workforce Solutions Capital Area Launches ‘Hire Local’ Program

Workforce Solutions Capital Area announced its “Hire Local” plan this week, which includes 1,000 free training scholarships for Central Texas residents. These scholarships are available for recent ...
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