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Dec 19, 2016
Yellen Tells College Graduates That Value of a Degree Is Rising
Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, giving a commencement address at the University of Baltimore, told graduates, “A college diploma or an advanced degree is a key to economic success.”
Dec 16, 2016
Texas Adds 20,900 Jobs in November
State has experienced job growth in 19 of the past 20 months
Nov 28, 2016
Unemployment Rates in Bastrop, Hays, Williamson Counties are Lower for Better-Educated Residents
 
Nov 18, 2016
Texas Economy Adds 13,700 Jobs in October
State has experienced job growth in 18 of the past 19 months
Nov 7, 2016
Texas Workforce Commission Celebrates Our Texas Veterans for Their Service
 
Oct 26, 2016
HR experts grapple with making diversity training click for white men
 
Oct 26, 2016
170 years from now, women will earn as much as men
Educational strides don’t bridge global gap
Oct 21, 2016
Texas Economy Adds 38,300 Jobs in September
State has experienced job growth in 17 of the past 18 months
Oct 11, 2016
Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Hiring Fair to Take Place November 10
Fifth annual statewide veterans hiring event to be held in 30 Texas cities
 
Oct 6, 2016
The State of American Jobs
How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead
Sep 16, 2016
Texas Economy Adds 21,400 Jobs in August
State has experienced job growth in 16 of the past 17 months.
Sep 7, 2016
The Future is Bright in Career and Technical Education
 
Sep 1, 2016
Texas Workforce Commission Welcomes Programs from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
 
Aug 19, 2016
Texas Economy Adds 23,600 Jobs in July
State has experienced job growth in 15 of the past 16 months
Aug 17, 2016
Programs from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Transitioning to Texas Workforce Commission on September 1
 
 
Aug 17, 2016
ACC, St. David’s spur growth in north Leander
Community college, hospital may draw retail, restaurant, residential units to region.
Aug 10, 2016
Highest Salary in the Rural Capital Area is in Williamson County; Llano County Reports Strongest Salary Growth
Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports average salaries and growth for the Rural Capital Area.
Aug 10, 2016
Highest Salaries in the Rural Capital Area are in Manufacturing
Salaries in the Information Industry Grow the Most
 
Aug 3, 2016
San Marcos City Council Approves Third H-E-B
New store to be built at Wonder Wonder Drive and Hunter Road
Jul 29, 2016
Deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance Approaching for Workers Affected by May Storms in 5 Texas Counties
 
Jul 22, 2016
Texas Economy Adds 7,200 Jobs in June
State has experienced job growth in 14 of the past 15 months
Jul 20, 2016
Deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance Approaching for Workers Affected by May Storms in 7 Texas Counties
 
Jul 6, 2016
Child Care Services Proposed 'New' Rules
Child Care Rules are changing and comments are being requested through July 18, 2016
Jul 5, 2016
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for May Storms
Workers affected in 5 additional Texas counties may now apply for assistance
Jun 24, 2016
College Credit for Heroes Continues Expansion with Three New Grants
Veterans program has grown to 44 college and university partners since inception
Jun 23, 2016
Austin region welcoming an influx of Asians
Williamson County’s population rises 52% in five years, Census says.
Jun 17, 2016
Texas Adds 171,800 Jobs Over the Past Year
Unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.4 percent
May 20, 2016
Texas Adds 189,600 Jobs Over the Past Year
State has experienced job growth in 12 of the past 13 months
May 5, 2016
Revolutionary New Career Planning Website Launches: RuralCapitalCareers.com
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area proudly announces a one-of-a-kind career planning website for the Rural Capital Area and Central Texas.
Apr 27, 2016
Disaster Unemployment Aid Available for April Storms
Workers affected in four Texas counties may now apply for assistance
Apr 15, 2016
Texas Adds 185,000 Jobs Over the Past Year
Texas added an estimated 185,000 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year.
Mar 23, 2016
A New Career Planning Website To Be Unveiled to Help Students and Career Counselors Match Career Goals with Local Educ Programs
Website will provide 24-access to career information student, parents, career counselors and the general public.
Mar 3, 2016
Costco increases entry-level wage for first time in 9 years
While it has been nine years since the company increased the entry-level wage, Costco increases the wages for the employees at the top 65 percent of the pay scale every year.
Feb 24, 2016
Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Austin
Employers will receive practical, up-to-date information for operating a successful business and techniques to more effectively manage employees.
Feb 22, 2016
Education and Medical Occupations Growing Fastest in the Rural Capital Area
Most Net New Jobs in Hospitality Occupations
 
Jan 25, 2016
TWC Reminds Employers: Required Workplace Posters are Free of Charge
All workplace compliance posters required by law are always available free of charge through TWC online at www.texasworkforce.org/posters.
Jan 22, 2016
Texas Ends 2015 with Another Month of Job Growth
24,900 jobs added in December, 166,900 total jobs added over the year
 
Jan 21, 2016
Where The Jobs Will Be: Rural Capital Area 2016 Edition
Strong industry growth and job creation indicate a bright economic future for the Rural Capital Area over the next five years and beyond.