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Texas Economy Depends on More Skilled Workers Who Can Adapt to New Technologies

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    Houston Chronicle
    Date: 
    July 26, 2019

    Texas, like the nation, has more job openings than unemployed people, and while that shows up in an impressively low unemployment rate, it’s a real problem for employers.

    The challenge for most of the 482,000 Texans looking for work is a lack of appropriate skills. Getting people trained would lift the economy for all of us.

    Automation, new tools and advanced techniques can change so quickly that a new worker’s training is obsolete before they graduate, said Beth Cobert, CEO of the Skillful Initiative at The Markle Foundation, which seeks to address economic problems.

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