Texas Workforce Commission http://tpr.org en Fast Food Workers In Texas Join Wage Increase Fight http://tpr.org/post/fast-food-workers-texas-join-wage-increase-fight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of a nationwide protest in over 60 cities, fast-food workers from Austin and the surrounding area walked off their job sites in protest of better wages from their employers.</span></p><p>Jennifer Castilla works at an Austin area Wendy’s Restaurant. The mother of four children makes $8/hour.</p><p>"I feel sorry for the ones who make lower than I do and that have as many kids as I got," Castilla said, "but I understand the struggle in life. I’ve been struggling my whole life in fast food and I figure now is the time to step up."</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:35:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 17578 at http://tpr.org Fast Food Workers In Texas Join Wage Increase Fight Alamo College Welding Program Giving Jobs Boost To Hill Country http://tpr.org/post/alamo-college-welding-program-giving-jobs-boost-hill-country <p>The Texas Workforce Commission issued a $304,000 grant to train 135 new and current employees of Fox Tank, a manufacturer of steel-welded oil field tanks for the energy industry in Kerrville.</p><p>This is the latest grant-funded program by the <a href="http://www.twc.state.tx.us/" target="_blank">Workforce Commission</a> and the Alamo Colleges. Earlier this month the two set up a cloud computing program to help train Rackspace workers.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:18:09 +0000 Joey Palacios 6623 at http://tpr.org Alamo College Welding Program Giving Jobs Boost To Hill Country