Unemployed workers seeking help in job search can’t find it
Texas is struggling with a labor shortage that’s driving more than 1.4 million people into unpaid internships.
U.S. Census data shows that a growing number of workers are unemployed.
The state is seeing a sharp uptick in those who are seeking work in areas like hospitality and food service, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
The number of Texas employers hiring temporary workers has jumped in the last year to 1.7 million.
It’s the highest level in the country, according the American Action Forum.
The number of companies with openings for temporary workers grew in the past year to almost 9 million.
The influx of workers has left many employers scrambling for openings.
Texas has a lot of work, but not enough people.
It has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, according a recent study by the nonprofit group American Action.
The state has been forced to cut back on social services to help fill a job gap.
The group says that’s costing Texans millions of dollars in social safety net programs.
Some workers are finding work through online postings.
Some are finding it through job sites.
Some are using temporary jobs to supplement their income.
And some are doing it for free.
But, all of them, said Heidi Schubert, who runs a local job fair in downtown Austin, want more jobs.
Her group is hosting a job fair this week.
It will include jobs for the temporary workforce, which is growing in popularity in Austin.
Some of the jobs at the fair include food service workers, hairstylists, hairstyling instructors, personal care workers, carpenters, plumbers, plumber, electricians and electrical technicians.
They’re being offered a variety of work opportunities in various fields, from customer service to office maintenance.
For most people, the answer to finding work is the same.
You’ve got to find a job, said Heather Smith, a job seeker at the job fair.
It’s been a good year for Austin, she said.
And that’s what we’re looking for.
Schubert said she is glad she has more options.
She said she has been applying to jobs all over the country.
She wants to be a part of the surge in employment, she added.