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Dec 21, 2012
Texas Unemployment Rate falls to 6.2 percent in November
Rate down over a full point since beginning of 2012
Dec 20, 2012
The top 18 jobs for 2013
If the Mayan calendar predictions are wrong and the world continues into 2013, those with bachelor's degrees will have an extra reason to celebrate the New Year.

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists have released the best bachelor's degree jobs for 2013 based on occupations with the most added jobs since 2010, and the list covers a wide variety of industries.
Oct 11, 2012
Williamson Co. makes national job growth list
‘CNN Money’ ranks five Texas counties in top 10
Oct 8, 2012
Teaching for the Future: Closing jobs skills gap
A new program called Right Skills Now trains students in just 16 to 18 weeks to run computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. At graduation, they're virtually assured a job at a starting wage of about $18 an hour after a six-week paid internship.
Aug 19, 2012
Area companies offer job internships to students to prepare them for college, careers
Summer internships give first-generation, college-bound students exposure to the power of a college degree and the opportunities they could pursue post-college.
Aug 8, 2012
Growing day care chain plans first Austin-area location
A Fort Worth-based day-care operator will build its first Austin-area location in Round Rock next year.
Jul 24, 2012
Tons of trucking jobs ... that nobody wants

During tough economic times with high unemployment, Americans should be jumping at any chance to work, but trucking companies are struggling to hire drivers.

Jun 20, 2012
Texas employers face skilled labor shortages
Gary Job Corps, ACC programs helping to fill gaps in the state’s workforce.
Jun 19, 2012
Low State Unemployment Rate in May Results in Changes to Unemployment Benefits
TWC will notify affected UI claimants by mail.
Jun 2, 2012
More Austinites trying hand at entrepreneurship

Two years ago, Peter Thompson lost his job as a band director in the Del Valle school district.   Now Thompson is raising money to start a video game lounge/sandwich shop in downtown San Marcos.

Feb 24, 2012
US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy releases comprehensive soft skills curriculum for young workers
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced the release of "Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," a collection of career development exercises and activities designed to help sharpen the communication and other "soft" skills of young workers, including those with disabilities.
Feb 24, 2012
Women's Bureau releases guide to help women prepare for, find and succeed in 'green' jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of "Why Green is Your Color: A Woman's Guide to a Sustainable Career," which is designed to help women find and keep higher paying jobs in the clean energy economy.


Feb 14, 2012
Challenging 100 Years of Sleep Guidelines for Children
For parents who feel like they're failing to make sure their kids get enough sleep, this may be comforting: Your parents also failed, as did your grandparents and great-grandparents.
Feb 14, 2012
Marble Falls has strong self-employment rate
Marble Falls has a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

An estimated 13.7 percent of workers, or 2,609 people, in the Central Texas town are self-employed, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau ’s 2010 American Community Survey.
Feb 14, 2012
Report: Texas economy keeps momentum going
Texas stayed on the right path to economic recovery in December and January, according to a report issued Monday by SigmaBleyzer Investment Group.
Feb 10, 2012
Austin No. 29 for manufacturing job growth
Austin added 1,100 jobs to its manufacturing base last year, according to an On Numbers analysis of figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Feb 9, 2012
Austin records nation’s sixth-highest retail job growth
Austin added 2,700 retail jobs between 2010 and 2011, the sixth-highest retail job increase in the U.S.
Feb 7, 2012
Austin No. 3 for most jobs gained since recession
Austin is among 13 of the nation’s 100 biggest labor markets to have regained all of the jobs that were lost during the recession.