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In an effort to address stagnant wages, President Obama is expected to announce a new program called TechHire, during a speech today that will prepare more American workers for a growing number of technology jobs. The White House says it has obtained commitments from more than 300 employers as well as local governments in 20 regions of the country to train and hire workers for high-tech positions, which the White House says pay 50% more than the average American job.
Disappearing middle class jobs–-Although the economy has regained all jobs lost since 2007, some occupations are shrinking. A lot of these jobs are disappearing because in part of the increased use of the Internet.
An 18-month-old girl survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for some 14 hours before being found by a fisherman. The mother didn’t make it—but the 18 month old, Lily, was upgraded from critical to stable but critical condition at a Salt Lake City hospital.
As the spring home buying season approaches, experts are saying Waco is looking to have the hottest market in the country, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington. In surprising news, Austin-Round Rock doesn’t appear in the top 20. No other Texas market made the top 20.
It’s almost that time again… Businesses are preparing for the thousands of people who will descend on Downtown Austin this week for #SXSW
To celebrate Youth Art Month, Austin ISD is showcasing more than 1,500 pieces of student work at the new AISD Performing Arts Center. The art show runs until March 27.
The UT Longhorns women’s basketball team has made the Big 12 Tournament finals with a win over Oklahoma. They will take on Baylor who has won the tournament 4 times in a row.