Hiring up in several sectors of workforce
hiring both part-time and full-time workers,” said Buzz Wilson, Spec’s Central Texas director of operations.
Economist Jon Hockenyos with consulting firm TXP in Austin said retail hiring tends to reflect the optimism that store owners and managers had coming into the year.
Austin’s job growth “is an indication about how folks are feeling here, which is pretty good,” he said. “You wouldn’t be hiring people if you weren’t seeing shoppers coming in the door, or expecting to see them coming in.”