Critical Skill Shortages Project: An Assessment of Root Causes for Skill Shortages in the Wireless Industry in Greater Austin
Authors: Robert W. Glover, Suzanne Hershey, Christopher T. King, and Deepshikha Roychowdhury
Date: August 2005
Publication Type: Report, 65pp.
In a previous report, we assessed the nine industry clusters targeted by the GACC according to their labor market suitability and their potential for industry engagement. On the basis ofthis assessment, we chose two industry clusters for further work: biosciences/biomedical/pharmaceutical products and wireless technology. Both clusters are emerging industries, populated by small firms, and characterized by fast changing technologies. In each of these clusters, about 100 firms are located in the Greater Austin area. Both clusters hold promise for significant development in Austin. After securing agreement from our WorkSource Board advisors, we conducted further investigations of the biosciences and wireless technology clusters. This report summarizes our findings on the labor market in wireless technology in Austin.
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