According to Workforce Solutions Capital Area, there are more than enough jobs but not enough skilled workers in Austin.

The organization is trying to address the city’s skills gap through its Hire Local initiative. It released its 2023 annual report highlighting the initiative’s impacts.

“That is designed to close the gap by connecting local people with the skills needed in high demand jobs, high paying jobs, so they can afford to stay here in Austin,” said Chair for Workforce Solutions Capital Area Board Mark Sherry.

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