© 2021
In touch with the world ... at home on the High Plains
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
KJJP-FM 105.7 is currently operating at 15% of power, limiting its signal strength and range in the Amarillo-Canyon area. This due to complicated problems with its very old transmitter. Local engineers are continuing to work on the transmitter and are consulting with the manufacturer to diagnose and fix the problems. We apologize for this disruption and service as we work as quickly as possible to restore KJPFM to full power. In the mean time you can always stream either the HPPR Mix service or HPPR Connect service using the player above or the HPPR app.

Exploring the future of jobs and the economy in Texas

Clockwise from top left: Renee Dominguez, Sean Saldana, Renee Dominguez, Lorianne Willett

There are more than 15 million working Texans right now, but while the state boasts steady growth and record high levels for jobs and the labor force, there are always unknowns on the horizon. Among them: tech advancements and the impacts of climate change.

So how will the jobs of tomorrow look different? Will oil and gas continue to reign supreme? Will tech in Texas keep booming?

Texas Standard is taking a look at some of the state's most prominent industries and providing a glimpse at where they're headed in The Future of Work in Texas.

In the 1950s, 10% of American workers did agriculture work. Today, it’s less than 1%. Small farms are struggling to find the help they need — and the long hot summers aren’t helping. But does that mean the future of farming … is indoors?

Raul Alonzo / Texas Standard

  • Energy transition brings challenges — and opportunities — for Texas’ workforce
  • Experts say many oil and gas workers have transferable skills for new energy jobs.

  • A drive to boost the US semiconductor industry means jobs for Texas
  • Federal and state officials say making computer chips in this country is vital to national security and the supply chain. And chipmakers are responding with billions in investment.

  • The shrinking counties of the Lone Star State
  • Texas’ population boom has long made headlines, but that boom has largely been for a specific area of the state. What about communities that are actually seeing a population decline?

  • Six lessons for making the most of the future of education in Texas
  • The state’s growing, and a closer look at Texas census data shows its population is also younger than the national average. What should Texas’ future workforce be learning to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow?

    If you found the reporting above valuable, please consider making a donation to support it here. Your gift helps pay for everything you find on texasstandard.org and KUT.org. Thanks for donating today.

    Copyright 2024 KUT News. To see more, visit KUT News.