Local officials announced a new plan Tuesday to address Central Texas’ rapid growth, which has widened the gap in the number of available jobs and the workers qualified to fill them.

State of play: Austin Mayor Steve Adler and leaders from Workforce Solutions Capital Area announced the launch of the “Hire Local” plan, which will initially provide 1,000 free training scholarships to local residents.

  • The scholarships will target recent high school graduates and people looking to upskill for their existing careers.

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