July 24, 2024

Texas Employers,

Welcome to the July issue of Texas Business Today!

As the summer is heating up, so too is the Texas labor market. Our great state is outpacing the nation in annual nonfarm employment gains with 316,700 jobs added since May 2023. Over the month of May, the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry alone added 13,300 jobs. It’s great to see this momentum continue into the summer months.

With the increased demand for qualified workers in high-demand occupations, I encourage employers to consider adding interns to their workforce. Employers interested in adding this young, motivated talent pool to their business can participate in the TXWORKS program, a paid internship program developed exclusively for Texas undergraduate students and employers. Employers that hire eligible students through TXWORKS will be reimbursed a portion of the hourly wages for each intern at the completion of the internship period.

In recognition of National Intern Day, I will be hosting an event for students and employers in San Antonio on July 25. The event is free to attend and provides networking opportunities as well as more information about the TXWORKS program. I encourage all employers and their interns in the greater San Antonio to participate.

You can register for the event here: 2024 National Intern Day – Connect, Learn, and Network Together!

I hope to see you there!

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