Texas Workforce Commission Meetings

TWC's three Commissioners hear administrative reports, discuss and act on agency business, and decide unemployment insurance cases. The public is invited to comment before the Commission on any issue within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Audio of public policy meetings can be accessed by those who register to listen live or through a recording of the meeting through Adobe ConnectAdobe Connect icon.

Meeting Schedule:

Meeting Location:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St, Rm 244
Austin, TX 78701

Meetings at Other Locations:

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Texas Workforce Commission Financial Conference

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will host a financial conference covering administrative, cost and audit requirements that apply to federal and state grant awards that it makes to entities that carry out programs TWC administers, including Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I and other programs carried out by Local Workforce Development Boards, WIOA Title II/Adult Education and Literacy, Apprenticeship, Self Sufficiency Fund, Skills Development Fund, the Senior Community Service Employment Program, Wagner-Peyser 7(b) and competitive grant awards. Registration, lodging and other details follow.

Date:

August 7-9, 2017

Location:

Omni Austin Hotel Southpark
4140 Govenors Row
Austin, Texas  78744

Registration:

The conference reservation deadline is July 14, 2017. Please use the TWC conference registration link to register for the conference. You will receive an automated confirmation number when your registration is confirmed. If you do not receive a confirmation number or have other questions regarding registration, please contact Conference Planning & Media Services Department at conferenceplanning.media@twc.state.tx.us or (512) 463-6389. Persons who register but are unable to attend must cancel their registration by contacting the Conference Planning & Media Services Department. All attendees must sign in at the registration desk and pick up their name badges to confirm attendance.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities:

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations at the Financial Conference may inform TWC of those requirements through the TWC conference registration system, which can be accessed using the registration link provided above. Alternatively, individuals should contact the Conference Planning & Media Services Department at conferenceplanning.media@twc.state.tx.us or (512) 463-6389 two weeks prior to attending the Financial Conference, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Hotel Lodging Reservations:

Attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations. The deadline for lodging reservations is July 14, 2017. A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Omni Southpark at a rate of $129.00 per night, plus tax, with complimentary self-parking. Reservations can be made online at Omni Austin Hotel Southpark reservations or by calling 1-800-843-666 and requesting the “TWC Financial Conference” room block. Room cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before date of arrival.

Meals:

Meals will not be provided. Meals will be on your own.

Continuing Professional Education:

Continuing Professional Education certificates will be available at the conclusion of the conference. When information about the number of credit hours becomes available, that information will be posted on this page.

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ApprenticeshipTexas Conference

ApprenticeshipTexas Conference LogoSave the date for our upcoming 1st Annual ApprenticeshipTexas Conference in San Antonio.

 


Date:

September 28-29, 2017

Location:

Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk
105 S Saint Mary’s St
San Antonio, TX  78205

Registration & Hotel Reservations:

To register online, go to ApprenticeshipTexas Conference registration

Contact the Drury Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk at 1-800-325-0720 or Drury Hotel reservations to book your room using Group Number 2304096. All hotel rooms must be reserved by September 7, 2017 to receive the group discounted rate. Discounted valet parking is available for overnight guests. Optional public parking facilities are available nearby.

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Jobs & Education for Texans (JET) Advisory Board Meetings

The six-member JET Advisory Board meets at least once each quarter, or as needed, to review received applications and to recommend grant awards for the JET program.

Meeting Schedule:

TBD

Meeting Location:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St, Rm 151
Austin, TX 78701

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Business Enterprises of Texas (BET) Elected Committee of Managers

The 12-member Business Enterprises of Texas Elected Committee of Managers represents the interests of Texans who are blind who have been licensed as food service managers by the Business Enterprises of Texas program.

Meeting Schedule:

TBD

Meeting Location

Doubletree at the Galleria
4099 Valley View
Dallas, TX 75244

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Purchasing from People with Disabilities Advisory Committee

The 13-member Purchasing from People with Disabilities Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Texas Workforce Commission on matters related to the Texas Purchasing from People with Disabilities program, which assists individuals with disabilities in achieving independence through productive employment opportunities. 

Meeting Schedule:

TBD

Meeting Location:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St. Rm 151
Austin, TX 78778

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Rehabilitation Council of Texas

The 15-member Rehabilitation Council of Texas meets at least quarterly to work with TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs to develop, agree to and review state goals and priorities.

Meeting Schedule:

May 4-5, 2017

Meeting Location

Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center Auditorium
4800 N Lamar
Austin, TX 78756

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Texas Business Conferences

Texas Business Conferences

The Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers sponsors the Texas Business Conferences, a series of employer seminars around the state. Employers are encouraged to attend at least one of the seminars in order to learn nuts and bolts information on state and federal employment laws and how to deal with the unemployment claim and appeal process.

2017 Texas Business Conferences

To Register Online 

To Register by Mail

For more information covering issues and interests of Texas employers, see Texas Business Today.

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Annual Texas Workforce Conference

2017 Annual Texas Workforce Conference scheduled for November 29 - December 1, 2017 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Save the date for our upcoming 21st Annual Texas Workforce Conference in Dallas. The conference will be held on November 29, 2017 – December 1, 2017 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 N. Olive St., Dallas, TX 75201.

Thank you to all of the attendees and presenters at the 20th Annual Texas Workforce Conference.  Without your participation, the 2016 conference would not have been such a success.

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Workforce Forum

Photo Conference Meeting

The Texas Workforce Commission Workforce Forum is sponsored by TWC's Workforce and Board Support department. The forum is designed to increase workforce staff capacity through knowledge  and information exchange.

View presentation handouts from the April 2017 Workforce Forum.

 

Upcoming Forum:

  • 2018 Workforce Forum dates are forthcoming

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