Governor Rick Perry recently cited a report released by the Brookings Institution – the latest to highlight the Lone Star State’s strong jobs climate. The report found that Texas leads the nation in job creation with Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Dallas and McAllen creating more jobs now than before the recession. According to the [...]
National Instruments, a pioneering technology company in Austin, plans to invest $80 million and add 1,000 technical and engineering jobs locally over the next 10 years to serve its steadily expanding business. The project was announced by the Texas governor’s office, which said the company will receive $4.4 million in incentives from the [...]
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Council For Community and Economic Research, personal-finance website NerdWallet ranked 26 U.S. cities based on four factors (population growth, income, unemployment rate and cost-of-living) and placed Austin at the top of its list of 10 Best Cities to Find a Job in 2013.
According to NerdWallet, Austin [...]
Citing the booming technology sector and other company expansions includng Apple Inc., Seton HealthCare Family and General Motors Co., local economist Angelos Angelou revised the number of jobs he projects the Austin area will see by the end of the year — from 19,000 to 25,000.
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According to Forbes’ Best Places for Business & Careers list, Texas is the place to be - especially for companies looking to squeeze costs and maximize productivity. Five Texas metros made the recent list: Dallas (#8), Austin (#9), San Antonio (#13), Fort Worth (#15), and Houston(#20).
Click to read The Best Places for Business and Careers (Forbes, 6-27-12)
The Austin-area unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% in April – down from 6% in March, according to Workforce Solutions Capital Area Workforce Board. The unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in more than three years. Austin added 6,300 jobs in April pushing the 12-month gain to 19,700.
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Austin ranks number one among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas in job growth over the past eight years. Its 140,200 new jobs represented a 21.3 percent increase from the start of 2004, which put it well ahead of second-place Houston, which had 15.7 percent job growth.
The nation’s top five major metro areas in job [...]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced March 9th that Apple will expand its operations in Austin with a $304 million investment in a new campus that will create 3,600 new jobs. The new campus will more than double the size of Apple’s workforce in Texas over the next decade, supporting the company’s growing operations in the Americas with [...]
As usual, the latest economic news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has generated a flurry of analysis but no matter which way you slice it, Texas keeps coming up on top. Check out these recent articles for more information.
Texas leads U.S. in government job growth (Austin Business Journal, 12-29-11)
Texas leads retail sector perk up [...]
San Jose, CA-based SunPower Corp., leader in solar technology, announced plans to invest $10 million to establish a new U.S. operations facility in Austin, Texas. The company is expected to create 450 jobs over the next four years. The Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) is supporting the expansion with a $2.5 million investment.