The Samsung deal would be a boon to the campaign the city and Travis County launched in 2017 with Workforce Solutions to focus on increasing hiring in advanced manufacturing, health care and information technology. Since that effort was launched, Workforce Solutions has enrolled 12,000 residents in training for middle-skill jobs, with 2,484 workers placed in new jobs so far.

Tamara Atkinson, CEO of Workforce Solutions, said the demand is increasing for workers in the fields identified at the start of the 2017 campaign, with health care and IT jobs exceeding demand by more than three times the number of applicants for those positions.

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