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TARGETED INDUSTRIES

Workforce Solutions has identified the high-priority industries to be targeted as high-growth industries in the South Plains Region for the Program Year 2017.

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TARGETED OCCUPATIONS

Workforce Solutions has also identified 38 high-priority occupations to be targeted for expenditures of training funds for Program Year 2017. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds will be used to fund training that prepares individuals for careers in these occupations.

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DOL HIGHLIGHTS:

Most requested DOL publications from the Current Population Survey (CPS):

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity
Characteristics of minimum wage workers
Women in the Labor Force: A Databook
A Profile of the Working Poor

REGIONAL ECONOMIC PROFILES:

Economic Profiles are designed to give a brief fact filled one-page snapshot of an area economy. The Economic Profiles cover Texas as a whole and by industry, the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), and the Workforce Development Areas (WDA).
Regional profiles are provided below for your convenience.

Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

South Plains Regional Workforce Development Area

MONTHLY HELP WANTED ONLINE:

Monthly HWOL, provides real-time labor market information useful in tracking the extent and nature of employers’ demand for labor by occupation, industry, and geography. Find the latest industry, and employment trends for jobs in the Lubbock MSA and across the State.

Monthly Help Wanted Online Report

MORE LABOR MARKET INFORMATION

More Labor Market Information for employers, parents, teachers, and students is available from the Texas Workforce Commission’s Labor Market and Career Information Division Click Here.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

The Employment Situation news release is issued monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

View the full report here.

TRAINING PROVIDER CERTIFICATION SYSTEM (TPCS)

The Department of Labor has granted the Texas Workforce Commission a waiver which will extend the certification period for applications listed on the TPCS list until June 30, 2017.

View the Statewide Certified Training List.

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