Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

 

July 21, 2017 ⎯ Saputo Dairy Foods USA Partners with Paris Junior College for $86,289 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC (Saputo Dairy Foods) has partnered with Paris Junior College to provide job training using an $86,289 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Northeast Texas area. Read the entire press release for more information about this grant.

July 21, 2017 - Texas Economy Adds 40,200 Jobs in June

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas economy expanded in June for the 12th consecutive month with the addition of 40,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in May. Texas’ annual employment growth outperformed the previous two years with 319,300 jobs added over the year, bringing the state’s annual growth rate up by 0.4 percentage points to 2.7 percent.

July 18, 2017 - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with North Central Texas College for $490,741 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A Manufacturing Consortium that includes Bowie Industries, Empire Countertops, MFG Texas, Team Fishel and Tri-Tex Cabinets has partnered with North Central Texas College (NCTC) to provide job training using a $490,741 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the North Central Texas area. Read about this skills development fund grant in press release.

July 17, 2017 - Poth Independent School District Receives $94,272 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Poth Independent School District (Poth ISD) a $94,272 a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the school district purchase and install equipment to provide 144 students with training for careers in the welding profession. The purchased equipment will continue to support the welding program and future students enrolled with Poth ISD. Learn more about the grant in the press release.

July 14, 2017 - Over $1 Million Awarded to Four New College Credit for Heroes Programs

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently announced the award of $1.03 million to support four new accelerated certificate or degree programs through its College Credit for Heroes (CCH) program, a statewide effort designed to maximize the award of college credit to veterans and service members for their military experience. TWC also announced a new partner school for CCH. Read the entire press release for more information about the College Credit for Heroes programs.

July 13, 2017 - The Houston Launch Pad Receives $297,194 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded The Houston Launch Pad a $297,194 Self-Sufficiency Fund training grant. The Houston Launch Pad partnered with Almeda-Genoa Construction, Williams Brothers Construction and ISI Infrastructure Services to help 150 individuals transition into the workforce. The grant will help provide job training in carpentry, concrete finishing, construction and heavy equipment operator occupations. Grant funding from the Self-Sufficiency Fund will also assist in developing the technical education and learning environment that will lead to industry recognized certificates and credentials. Read the entire press release to learn about self sufficiency grants.

July 11, 2017 - Newly Weds Foods Partners with Northeast Texas Community College for $170,267 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Newly Weds Foods Inc. has partnered with Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) to provide job training using a $170,267 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Northeast Texas area. Read about the skills grant in the press release.

July 3, 2017 - Texas Launches “We Hire Vets” Employer Recognition Program

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), partnering with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) and Texas Workforce Solutions Offices, announces the “We Hire Vets” employer recognition program to recognize Texas employers for their commitment to hiring veterans. Texas is home to more than 500,000 employers, many of whom have experienced firsthand that veterans are hardworking, motivated and disciplined team members who will bolster an employer’s business. In 2016, there were nearly one million veterans in the Texas labor force. Read about "We Hire Vets" in the entire press release.

June 30, 2017 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Athens

AUSTIN — The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Athens–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on July 21 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas. Read about the conference in the entire press release.

June 29, 2017 - Office of the Governor and Texas Workforce Commission Launch "We Hire Vets" Employer Recognition Program

The Office of Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) have partnered with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) to launch the “We Hire Vets” employer recognition program. This program will recognize Texas employers whose workforce consists of at least 10 percent military veterans by providing their enterprise with a decal to display on their storefront, as well as an electronic decal for their website. The “We Hire Vets” program is a component of the TWC's Texas Operation Welcome Home initiative, which was created under Governor Abbott’s charge to identify gaps in services to Texas service members transitioning into civilian life. Read Gov. Abbott's press release on the Office of the Texas Governor News page.

June 29, 2017 - Arlanxeo Partners with Lamar State College-Orange for $469,914 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Arlanxeo has partnered with Lamar State College-Orange to provide job training using a $469,914 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Southeast Texas area. Read about this grant presentation in the entire press release.

June 27, 2017 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Beaumont

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Beaumont–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on July 14 at the Holiday Inn Beaumont. The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas. Read more about the TBC Conference in Beaumont here.

June 23, 2017 - SATA USA Partners with Texas State Technical College for $100,001 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ SATA USA Inc. has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $100,001 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Cameron County area. Read about this grant presentation in the entire press release.

June 22, 2017 - TWC Assists in Prosecution of Former Contract Employee with Non-Profit Group in Dallas

AUSTIN – In December 2016 in the Northern District of Texas, Evetta Galloway Griffin of Grand Prairie pled guilty to one count of theft or bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds. On June 8, 2017, Griffin was ordered to pay $129,196.48 in restitution, sentenced to nine months in Federal prison, and ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prison on September 6, 2017. Read the entire story in the press release.

June 20, 2017 - TWC’s Texas Career Check Receives a 2017 Best of Texas Digital Government Award

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) received three Best of Texas awards presented this month from the Center for Digital Government. This year marked TWC’s eighth year of being recognized by the national organization, which hosts the Best of Texas Awards at its annual Texas Digital Government Summit. Learn more about the 2017 Best of Texas Digital Government Award.

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Press Release Audio Downloads

  • June 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)June 2017 Labor Market Data Audio EnglishJune 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text English PDF
  • June 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)June 2017 Labor Market Data Audio SpanishJune 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text Spanish PDF
  • May 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezMay 2017 Labor Market Data AudioMay 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • April 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth HughsApril 2017 Labor Market Data AudioApril 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • March 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Chairman Andres AlcantarMarch 2017 Labor Market Data AudioMarch 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • February 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezFebruary 2017 Labor Market Data AudioFebruary 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • January 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth R. HughsJanuary 2017 Labor Market Data Audio January 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • December 2016 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Chairman Andres AlcantarDecember 2016 Labor Market Data Audio December 2016 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF

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