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Austin unemployment rate decreased to 3.0% in April 2024

The Austin-Round Rock MSA unemployment rate decreased from March 2024 to April 2024, and is now at 3.0%, as represented by 44,630 unemployed residents...

Ex-Indeed employee talks about the challenges of finding new tech job

Workforce Solutions Capital Area encourages tech workers to broaden their job search and look at other industries like healthcare or finance...

Local organizations, schools work to combat nursing shortages in Central Texas

A handful of Austin-area organizations and educational institutions are working to combat projected nursing shortages with special programs, partnerships and scholarships...

Austin eyes grant to support home-based child care providers

Austin city leaders are working to build out a grant program to help provide financial assistance for certain home-based child care providers...

City of Pflugerville funds workforce training for residents

In partnership with Workforce Solutions Capital Area, the city of Pflugerville is providing funding to support tuition-free job training through the end of the year for up to 20 eligible residents...

Central Texas child care providers struggle to hire staff

Finding affordable child care can be difficult for Central Texas parents. One of the issues is staffing shortages...

Central Texas employers eye new talent pool — laid-off Tesla workers

Availability of skilled labor in region has been in short supply, but recent mass layoff could offer some relief...

Workforce leaders talk how to grow skilled trades pipeline to 10,000+ workers annually

During the most recent Urban Land Institute Austin session, leaders in workforce training shared the realities of the local economy, which will need more than 10,000 new skilled workers every year for...

‘Hire Local’ initiative helps with skills gap, connects people with in-demand jobs

According to Workforce Solutions Capital Area, there are more than enough jobs but not enough skilled workers in Austin...
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