Tamara Atkinson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Capital Area, said in a statement that the Austin metro’s advanced manufacturing and transportation sectors have added about 5,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

“We have seen a steady increase in job openings in the Austin metro, especially in advanced manufacturing,” said Atkinson, whose organization provides job training and assistance. “Manufacturers across Central Texas are eager to hire people with these skills.”

Still, that doesn’t mean all of the laid-off Tesla employees will quickly find new jobs or have the skills that are viewed as in high demand in the metro. For them, job training and assistance agencies, such as Workforce Solutions and Skillpoint Alliance, say they stand at the ready.

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