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Child Care Services: an update on child care business supports

Child Care Services: an update on child care business supports

On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the latest COVID-19 stimulus bill. This includes another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as well as some improvements to the process. ...
How One Texas City Built A Workforce Ecosystem During the Pandemic

How One Texas City Built A Workforce Ecosystem During the Pandemic

The global pandemic and corresponding recession forced companies and communities to devise new ways to connect people and work. In Pflugerville, Texas, the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. ...
COVID-19 Halted David Arredondo’s College Plans, but Workforce Solutions Helped Him Land a Job Fast

COVID-19 Halted David Arredondo’s College Plans, but Workforce Solutions Helped Him Land a Job Fast

David Arredondo graduated from John B. Connally High School in Austin in 2020 with plans to begin his collegiate career as a soccer player. Despite COVID-19 interfering with his playoff-bound high ...
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 ...
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