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Austin Unemployment Rate Continues Slide; Drops to 3.8% in August 2021

Austin Unemployment Rate Continues Slide; Drops to 3.8% in August 2021

The Austin-Round Rock MSA* unemployment rate dropped from 4.2% in July 2021 to 3.8%** in August 2021, representing 48,709 unemployed residents ...
An Update Regarding Our Board Chair

An Update Regarding Our Board Chair

Workforce Solutions Capital Area board chair Melanie Flowers will be joining Nepris, a rapidly growing education technology company, from Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) where she worked for 24 ...
Texas’ extended unemployment benefits for jobless Texans will end in September

Texas’ extended unemployment benefits for jobless Texans will end in September

Texas will soon stop paying State Extended Benefits (EB) because of a decline in the state’s unemployment rate, announced by Texas Workforce Commission last week. With the end of Extended ...
Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Austin Public Health Support Travis County’s Child Care Providers with PPE Donations

Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Austin Public Health Support Travis County’s Child Care Providers with PPE Donations

The ongoing COVID-19 Delta variant surge reminds us of the importance of creating safe and nurturing spaces for the children of working parents in Austin becomes more apparent. Across Travis County, ...
Austin Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2% in July 2021

Austin Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2% in July 2021

AUSTIN – As COVID resurges in Austin, employers reported adding more than 5,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate ticked down, according to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). TWC’s updated ...
What $1T infrastructure bill means for workforce

What $1T infrastructure bill means for workforce

3-minute read In this letter: The latest on President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package and what it means for workforce, and how Workforce Solutions Capital Area and partners addressed ...
MFG JOBS NOW career fair to connect Austin-area manufacturers hiring now and job seekers on Aug 11-12

MFG JOBS NOW career fair to connect Austin-area manufacturers hiring now and job seekers on Aug 11-12

As the Austin metro continues to grow, so too does the region’s advanced manufacturing industry. To address the growing demand for skilled workers, local workforce development leaders will host MFG ...
Connecting industry to the classroom

Connecting industry to the classroom

2-minute read In this letter: How Workforce Solutions Capital Area partnered with local school districts and employers to ready students for today’s workforce. ❗ On Wednesday: We’re joining the ...
Austin’s historic housing demand underscores need for construction skills training programs

Austin’s historic housing demand underscores need for construction skills training programs

3-minute read In this letter: Austin’s historic housing demand underscores the need for construction skills training programs, and Austin’s unemployment rate is the lowest among major U.S. ...
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