With job growth in Austin stronger than ever, and most analysts naming the region as one of the best job markets in the nation, Workforce Solutions Capital Area is trying to make traditionally underserved communities aware of the job training and employment opportunities available to those looking for a career change.

The organization will spread the word about its recently launched Hire Local plan with a community engagement session at Greater Mt. Zion Church this Saturday, Aug. 20. East Austin’s District 1 was selected to reach more people of color, whose communities have a disproportionately large population with lower education, correlating to more recipients of unemployment benefits.

The event will offer information on training programs and other assistance available, with special attention paid to the group’s four focus areas of information technology, health care, advanced manufacturing and skilled trades.

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