Hunting and fishing is a hard job for most Americans, and some of them find it hard to find work, and many people can’t get the jobs they want.
For those people, it is time for Congress to provide better opportunities for job growth.
In recent years, many lawmakers have been focused on reforming the job market, including expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and providing more assistance to people who earn a little more than $45,000 a year.
The EITC has provided nearly a million jobs for low-income Americans, but many of those jobs are not in the industry they need to be in, or are in the process of being replaced.
The Texas Hunters and Fishermen’s Association (TIFFA) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPWC) both want to make that a reality.
“The EITCs are one of the most generous programs in the country,” said TIFFA Chairman and CEO John McPherson.
“We need to make sure that we give them a second chance.”
To do that, TIFAC and TPWC are launching a statewide campaign to encourage more Texans to get jobs.
The campaign, which is called Hunt, Hunt, and Earned, is expected to begin by the end of April, and will involve local businesses and government officials.
The goal is to give businesses and individuals more opportunities to expand their businesses, improve their employees’ skills, and expand their business base, according to McPhersons campaign website.
“It’s time for the industry to realize that we have an opportunity for growth, and that we can do it here in Texas,” McPheeters said.
“Hunt, Hunt and Earnest is a way for our state to recognize that Texas has an opportunity to do better in the world, and to make the right choices for our future.”
The campaign is part of the TIFSA and TPWC efforts to grow the Texas economy, which includes encouraging businesses to hire Texans, creating more opportunities for Texans to enter the workforce, and increasing opportunities for Texas students and workers to earn a college degree.
The TIFACA is also seeking to make hunting and angling more competitive by introducing a new program, Hunting and Fishing Opportunities, which encourages Texans to apply to jobs in the outdoors and the fishing industry.
The new program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree in a field related to hunting and/or fishing, and who have an interest in the outdoor and fishing industries.
The initiative is designed for those with at least a bachelor degree in the fields of forestry, wildlife management, wildlife biology, environmental sciences, or physical science.
“Texas has a history of hunting and outdoor sports and we should embrace the opportunity to compete on a level playing field,” said TPWAC President and CEO Bill Kretzschmar.
“Hunting and fishing are the foundation of our economy.
We need to continue to grow our economy to provide the opportunities that hunters and anglers want.”
TIFAA and TPWA have partnered with a number of groups to help educate the public on hunting and hunting opportunities.
TPWA is encouraging the public to visit the websites of TIFA, TPW, and TPWD.
The public can also sign up for an email campaign that includes information on the Hunt, Hunts, and EITc programs.
To sign up, click here.
TIFWA is also working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and several other federal agencies to develop the first hunting and fisheries education plan for Texas.
This will be the first Texas-wide plan to educate Texans about the EITCS and the EIF program, and the first statewide program to specifically address the need for hunters and fishermen.
The Hunt, Hunting, and Equine Opportunities Plan will include a statewide plan to provide training for hunters, and an industry-specific training plan to ensure hunters and fish have the right skills to be successful in the Texas outdoors.
“This will be a great tool to help Texas hunters and fishers in a time of economic uncertainty,” said USDA Secretary-General Mark J. Kurlantzick.
“A more robust economy and a strong job market is a critical first step to making Texas more competitive.”
The Hunt and Hunts, Equine, and Hunting Opportunities plan is expected be available in mid-March.
To learn more about the Hunt and Hunt, Equines, and Hunter Opportunities program, visit Hunt, Hunts, and Hunt Opportunities.
For more information about the Texas EITs and EIFs, visit the Department of Labor’s website, www.dol.gov/industry/jobs/eits.html.
For tips on how to get started on your career, visit Texas CareerLink.