Austin ranks near the top of major cities when it comes to relative job growth during the pandemic.

“This is a skills game when you have the skills to compete for the jobs that are still driving our economy. That’s where we see a lot of opportunity and hope,” Tamara Atkinson, the CEO of WorkForce Solutions Capital Area, said. “It gives me a lot of hope. It also gives me a little bit of pause, because as I look at the workers in our community, I think that there are pockets of workers who don’t yet have the skills to be able to compete for those really good jobs.”

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