Last week’s news that Flextronics will add as many as 1,700 new manufacturing jobs at its factory in Northwest Austin could go a long way toward addressing one of the region’s most difficult economic challenges — sustaining a healthy mix semi-skilled occupations.
With its educated workforce and its entrepreneurial mindset, Central Texas has posted an impressive record creating and recruiting high-skill, high-wage jobs. And with its population growth and rising status as an event destination, the region has also spawned a large allotment of lower-skill, lower-wage service jobs.
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