Workforce Solutions Capital Area publicly launched its “Hire Local” plan on Tuesday morning, alongside Austin and Travis County leaders. It also announced 1,000 new scholarships available for its workforce training programs.

These higher paying jobs are important, as right now many people cannot afford to keep living in Austin due to the increasing cost of living. Austin Mayor Steve Adler thinks this new effort will help people get the skills to get hired for the new jobs coming to the area, rather than companies hiring people from out of state.

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