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How Austin’s October unemployment compares to state, national major metros

How Austin’s October unemployment compares to state, national major metros

As sourced through the Texas Workforce Commission, Austin’s October unemployment rate is the lowest among the Texas major metros at 5.1%.  Texas unemployment: 6.7%  U.S. unemployment: 6.6% ...
Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Bank of America Donate Cleaning and PPE Supplies to Child Care Providers in Travis County

Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Bank of America Donate Cleaning and PPE Supplies to Child Care Providers in Travis County

As the pandemic continues, the importance of creating safe and nurturing spaces for the children of working parents in Austin becomes more apparent. Many providers have limited resources, but seek ...
Official October unemployment data for TX and TravCo

Official October unemployment data for TX and TravCo

3-minute read Good afternoon WFS friends and allies, Eight plus months into the pandemic, Austin area unemployment is still 2x pre-COVID levels. After September’s ...
Austin’s unemployment rate dips back down in October

Austin’s unemployment rate dips back down in October

Unemployment numbers made yet another dramatic swing last month — this time in a positive direction. The October unemployment rate for the Austin metro dipped to 5.1% with nearly 63,700 people out ...
Austin Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.1% in October 2020

Austin Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.1% in October 2020

AUSTIN – Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today reports the Austin-Round Rock MSA* unemployment rate decreased from 6.3% in September 2020 to 5.1% in October 2020, or 63,682 unemployed residents. ...
Exploring Tesla’s drive to recharge manufacturing in Central Texas

Exploring Tesla’s drive to recharge manufacturing in Central Texas

2-minute read Good afternoon Austin friends — What’s happening in the Austin metro job market: Last week, we formally launched Phase 1 of the RE:WorkNOW initiative (more below), where we are ...
Workforce Solutions Capital Area to Host PPE and Cleaning Supplies Curbside Pickup Events for Child Care Providers on November 20 – 21

Workforce Solutions Capital Area to Host PPE and Cleaning Supplies Curbside Pickup Events for Child Care Providers on November 20 – 21

AUSTIN – Workforce Solutions Capital Area will host two curbside pickup events for child care providers in the Austin metro area to receive PPE and cleaning supplies at no cost on November 20 and, ...
Tesla looks to tap into Austin talent pool

Tesla looks to tap into Austin talent pool

As Tesla continues construction of its $1.1 billion Austin manufacturing facility, the automaker is taking steps to take advantage of the talent pool that helped draw it to Central Texas in the ...
Workforce Solutions Capital Area Recognized for Commitment to Hiring Veterans with Third “We Hire Vets” Award

Workforce Solutions Capital Area Recognized for Commitment to Hiring Veterans with Third “We Hire Vets” Award

“Military values include commitment and integrity, and our veteran team members practice these values and more every day in their roles serving the communities of the Austin metro area,” said Tamara ...
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