Category Archives: Talent

Higher Education Commissioner, Dr. Raymund Paredes, Keynoted Chamber Leadership Meeting for Central Texas High School Principals

At an October 17th luncheon, Texas Higher Education Commissioner, Dr. Raymund Paredes addressed high school principals from nearly 40 Central Texas campuses and cited data indicating “over 80% of students who require remediation (in college) had a B average, or … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed for Financial Aid Saturdays Program

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to assist with Financial Aid Saturday Program (FAS) events across 15 Central Texas school districts. These events run from February through March 2012, and provide assistance to high school seniors/parents needing help … Continue reading

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Employers: Are you satisfied with the community college graduates you hire?

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in cooperation with the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the Texas State Technical Colleges, is asking for help from employers in assessing their satisfaction with the preparation and training … Continue reading

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Austin Improves Year-over-year Job Growth

Friday’s release of May 2010 payroll jobs numbers by the Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics saw Austin improve on the return to year-over-year job growth begun in April. Three other large metros also have positive growth … Continue reading

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Austin Year/Year Job Loss at 20,200

Bad news: Austin had 20,200 fewer jobs in 2009 than in 2008. Good news: Preliminary data for the first month of 2010 shows that the year-over-year loss for January is “only” 10,000 or -1.3%. Austin Chamber research maven Beverly Kerr … Continue reading

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