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Dec 3, 2010
Projects Could Bring 850 jobs to Highland Lakes

Jobs number is contingent upon three major construction projects going as planned.

Nov 19, 2010
Texas Employers Add 47,900 Jobs in October
Texas unemployment rate remained at 8.1 percent
Nov 19, 2010
Universal Software Solutions Inc. Honored at Texas Workforce Conference
Universal Software Solutions Inc., dba VersaSuite, receives the Employer Award of Excellence for the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area region of Texas.
Oct 14, 2010
Report: Central Texas top job generator
Two Central Texas metros topped for the second consecutive year a business performance ranking from the Milken Institute.
Sep 20, 2010
Report: seasonal retail jobs to increase
Heading into the holiday shopping season, retailers will likely bulk up on seasonal staff.
Sep 16, 2010
Scott & White eyes 116 acres for Marble Falls hospital
Scott & White Healthcare has signed a contract to purchase 116 acres in Marble Falls for its planned Lake of the Hills Regional Medical Center.
Sep 10, 2010
Texas Back to Work Reaches 5,000 New Hires
TWC program helps employers cut hiring costs, puts Texans back to work
Sep 4, 2010
Report highlights Central Texas labor market, how to maintain strong work force
Job growth is likely in areas like health care and green energy; one challenge is training area residents to fill them.
Aug 13, 2010
Texas State University jumps into commercialization
Texas State University has received a federal grant to help build its Science Technology Advanced Research project — a commercialization center anticipated to spin out technologies, bring in fledgling companies and create jobs in Central Texas.
Jul 12, 2010
Office Closing Today - LLANO
Due to illness the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area office in Llano has closed for the remainder of Monday, July 12 2010.
Jul 9, 2010
Austin Community College launches utility lineworker program
Addressing what the school sees as an "urgent need," Austin Community College has developed a training program for utility line workers.
Jun 24, 2010
ACC grabs $98,860 training grant
The Austin Community College District was awarded a $98,860 training grant from the state comptroller that aims to prepare students for the fast-growing automotive alternative fuel technology industry.
Apr 19, 2010
Georgetown Wal-Mart hiring 60, renovating
The Georgetown Walmart is hiring 60 people in preparation for the unveiling of its massive renovation project.
Apr 19, 2010
Report: Stimulus created 205K Q1 jobs in Texas
Texas added 205,000 jobs in the first three months of the year thanks to the stimulus bill, a report released by the White House on Friday claims.
Apr 18, 2010
State considers changing staffing levels at day care centers
Providers worry about higher costs, but advocates for children say quality is worth it.
Mar 25, 2010
Austin unemployment falls to 7.2%

The Central Texas unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent last month after increasing in January, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Thursday.

Feb 23, 2010
Workforce Solutions Office Closures & Delayed Openings
Latest updates on Workforce Solutions office closures & delayed openings in the Rural Capital Area due to inclement weather.
Jan 27, 2010
Schlitterbahn plans $60 million Cedar Park resort
The city of Cedar Park Thursday is expected to announce plans for a new Schlitterbahn Waterpark and resort.
Jan 19, 2010
Embassy Suites San Marcos honored
Embassy Suites San Marcos – Hotel, Spa and Conference Center received the Employer Award of Excellence from the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area at the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) 13th Annual Texas Workforce Conference in Grapevine.
Jan 15, 2010
Texas Back to Work Offers $15 Million to Texas Employers
Incentives available for hiring out-of-work Texans