Regional Talent Pipelines: Collaborating with Industry to Build Opportunities in Texas
Over the past three decades, the share of middle-skill jobs has been shrinking in the U.S. economy. These are jobs that require workers to perform repetitive and procedural tasks, such as those performed by assembly line workers at a manufacturing company or typists at an accounting office. This form of job polarization has forced millions of American workers to make a choice: either get more education and workforce training to develop the skills and build the knowledge required for new middle- and high-skill occupations, settle for a lower-wage job in a low-skill service or manual labor ...
The border economy; introduction
The border economy
The Texas border community has historically been the state's most disadvantaged area. However, the last decade has seen dramatic improvements in unemployment and other economic factors. This series of nine articles explores issues important to the region's economy?from job growth, wages and education to infrastructure demands, maquiladoras and illegal immigration.>