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Resources, tips and tools to build a stronger Texas workforce.
Protect the workforce that is key to your business. Explore shared work and other layoff aversion strategies, and discover what we can do if you must let workers go.
Find out how to avoid laying off workers by reducing the hours of some employees who can receive a partial unemployment benefit amount.
Find out if the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act applies to your business, learn how WARN provides assistance to affected employees, and get other information on employer requirements and employee rights.
Get help with layoffs and plant closings through our Rapid Response service. We quickly coordinate services and provide immediate aid to companies and their workers facing layoffs. Rapid Response proactively helps growing companies access skilled workers from companies that are downsizing.
Streamline the unemployment benefits claims process if faced with layoffs of 10 or more employees by taking advantage of our mass claims process.
Explore financial assistance available to manufacturers, communities, and farmers affected by import competition through Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).
Find employment and training programs available to workers affected by mass layoffs and plant closings.
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