If the job market in Austin is hot, the cost of living is ablaze – an equation that needs balancing.
Enter the Hire Local Plan, a blueprint for workplace development with a goal to make living in Austin more affordable by improving economically disadvantaged residents’ access to better economic opportunities.
Via multiple channels – from awareness and enrollment to training, placement and advancement – the hope is to:
• Increase skilled local talent, while better defining the region’s capacity for training.
• Improve income for local people by creating an affordability index.
• Grow payrolls for local businesses.
Together, let’s create a demand-driven workforce system.