They are called "Amazonians," and they gather under one roof to pick, pack and ship packages near and far. And Amazon is betting the Waco community is up to the task as the online titam announced it will open a massive fulfillment center here in 2021 where robots and Amazonians will toil elbow-to-elbow.
The U.S. Labor Department on Friday announced Texas' unemployment rate for August fell to 6.8%. That is still far above pre-pandemic levels, underscoring a summer of steady joblessness for many Texans.
DURANGO, Mexico — For decades, U.S. farmers, landscapers and builders tapped a seemingly endless supply of cheap labor: the waves of undocumented immigrants coming across the southern border. The workers arrived in time for harvests and construction booms. They did the low-wage manual labor that Americans were unwilling to do.
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce says it has been hosting more visits from prosective employers this year.