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Austin Regional Manufacturing Association recognizes Workforce Solutions CEO with Friend of Manufacturing Award

Austin Regional Manufacturing Association recognizes Workforce Solutions CEO with Friend of Manufacturing Award

Tamara Atkinson, Workforce Solutions Capital Area CEO, was honored with the Friend of Manufacturing Award by Austin Regional Manufacturing Association (ARMA) for her leadership and continued ...
Breaking down changes to Texans’ jobless benefits

Breaking down changes to Texans’ jobless benefits

3-minute read Good morning Austin friends, Happy New Year! As I look ahead, even though times are tough for many economically and in health, I’m thankful to be in Travis County and grateful we have ...
How Students Built Social Booths for Elder Texans with Support from Workforce Solutions Capital Area

How Students Built Social Booths for Elder Texans with Support from Workforce Solutions Capital Area

Alzheimer’s Texas and AIA Austin reached out to Workforce Solutions Capital Area to help identify students for this project. High school students designed and completed social booths that are ...
What the new COVID-19 relief bill means for your unemployment benefits

What the new COVID-19 relief bill means for your unemployment benefits

On Sunday, December 27, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 which extends PUA and PEUC through March 13.  Below are a few key ways this new legislation affects your ...
Apply now for the Jeannette Watson Wage Supplement Project

Apply now for the Jeannette Watson Wage Supplement Project

The Jeannette Watson Wage Supplement Project, funded by the City of Austin, Travis County, and Workforce Solutions Capital Area Workforce Board, is a salary supplement program that is being ...
What the new stimulus means for Austin’s jobless

What the new stimulus means for Austin’s jobless

3-minute read Good morning Austin friends and neighbors, Quick update for you below with the passage of the stimulus package last night. ICYMI: Austin unemployment rate now 2x pre-COVID levels ...
Austin unemployment rate now 2x pre-COVID levels despite recent job expansion

Austin unemployment rate now 2x pre-COVID levels despite recent job expansion

AUSTIN, Texas — Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Workforce Solutions Capital Area on Friday reported that Austin-area unemployment is still two times pre-virus levels. Read more ...
Official November unemployment data for TX and TravCo

Official November unemployment data for TX and TravCo

3-minute read Good afternoon Austin friends and allies, Nine plus months into the pandemic, Austin area unemployment is still 2x pre-COVID levels. TWC today reported Austin MSA’s ...
Texas high school students help connect nursing home residents with family members

Texas high school students help connect nursing home residents with family members

High school students are helping people in memory care facilities connect with their loved ones. Since the start of the semester, they’ve been building visitation stations for nursing home. ...
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