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Dec 4, 2014
Round Rock attracting new high-end manufacturers
Region’s workforce, higher education and infrastructure help lure jobs in assembly and production
Dec 4, 2014
Boomtown: Austin fastest-growing big city in Texas, new Census data shows
Austin is the third-fastest growing big city in America since 2000, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Dec 1, 2014
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Austin Community College for $1.5 Million Job-Training Grant
An advanced technology and manufacturing consortium has partnered with Austin Community College to provide job training for 229 new and incumbent workers.
Nov 10, 2014
Veterans Day Closures - November 11, 2014
WSRCA offices closed for Veterans Day
Oct 29, 2014
Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair Set For November 13th
Attention all Texas veterans, service members and your spouses!  Texas employers are Hiring Red, White & You!
Oct 17, 2014
Texas Labor Force Exceeds 13 Million in September 2014
State’s workforce reaches milestone
Oct 8, 2014
TWC Awards More Than $60 million for Adult Education and Literacy Programs
Award marks final phase of AEL program’s transition from TEA to TWC
Oct 6, 2014
TWC Launches Veteran and Industry Partnership
Skills training initiative addresses targeted industry needs
Sep 19, 2014
Texas Adds 20,100 Jobs in August
 
Sep 15, 2014
ACC Offers Free IT Training For Qualified Veterans
ACC receives skills development grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide IT occupational training to veterans.
Sep 8, 2014
Temporary Office Closures - Llano, Texas
The Workforce Solutions office in Llano, Texas will be closed on several dates throughout the month of September.
Aug 27, 2014
Texas Reality Check Website, Application Add New Features
Career and lifestyle tool updated to prepare next generation of students
Aug 15, 2014
Texas Economy Adds 46,600 Jobs in July
Unemployment rate steady at 5.1 percent
Aug 7, 2014
Back to School Special: Check out our new lists of Hot Careers in the Rural Capital Area
Now that it’s back-to-school time, we’ve crunched the numbers and created several “Top Careers” lists for the 9-county Rural Capital Area.
 
Aug 7, 2014
Highest Paying Occupations for Students Getting a Bachelor’s Degree
Bachelor’s degrees prepare students for careers that have a wide range of earning potential.
 
Jul 18, 2014
Texas Adds 19,100 Jobs in June
371,000 jobs added over the year; Unemployment rate unchanged
Jul 7, 2014
The Final Numbers Are In: The Rural Capital Area Employment Base Grew 4.2% in 2013, with Tourism Industry Creating Most Jobs
Recently released data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that 8 out 9 counties increased their employment base in 2013.
Jun 20, 2014
Texas Adds 383,100 Jobs in Past 12 Months
Over-the-year job growth is largest in nearly 17 years
Jun 2, 2014
TWC Warns Texas Job Seekers to Be Aware of False Employment Scams
Agency urges Texas job seekers to always verify potential employers
May 16, 2014
Texas Economy adds 64,100 jobs in April
Unemployment rate lowest since September 2008 at 5.2 percent
May 7, 2014
Older Workers Now Comprise 17% of the Rural Capital Workforce, Up From 11% a Decade Ago
Older residents are increasingly continuing to work past the traditional age of retirement.
Apr 24, 2014
First lady announces one-stop job site for vets
To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.
Apr 22, 2014
Leaders grapple with poverty at Williamson County summit
At least 30 people are moving to Williamson County per day, and many are poorer than their new neighbors.
Apr 10, 2014
TWC Launches Partnership to Provide Scholarships for Child Care Providers
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood ® TEXAS supports professional development to improve overall quality child care
 
Mar 28, 2014
Texas Adds 37,600 Jobs in February
5.7 percent unemployment rate is a full point below national rate
Mar 7, 2014
Texas’ Unemployment Rate Lowest Since November 2008
Texas adds 33,900 jobs in January
Mar 5, 2014
Fastest Growing Occupations in the Rural Capital Area Found in Medical, Construction, and Education Fields
The Rural Capital Area will continue to see growth over the next five years, as the needs of a growing population require more work in occupations such as Medical Equipment Repairs, Home Health Aides, Construction Trades, Education, and Personal Services.


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Feb 25, 2014
Turnkey Solutions for Your Staff Training? Just Ask JAN!
The Job Accomodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
Jan 3, 2014
TWC Reminds Employers: Compliance Posters are Free of Charge
Agency warns against inappropriate vending