Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

July 20, 2018 - Texas economy adds 27,200 positions in June

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas economy added 27,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in June, which marked 24 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 359,500 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.9 percent. Private-sector employers added 26,400 positions over the month. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in June, down slightly from May 2018. Read more about the June labor market in the press release.

July 19, 2018 - Flex-N-Gate Texas LLC Partners with Tarrant County College for $97,436 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Flex-N-Gate Texas LLC has partnered with Tarrant County College to provide job training using a $97,436 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County area. Read more about the Tarrant County College grant in the press release.

July 18, 2018 - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Austin Community College for $312,956 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ NXP USA Inc. has partnered with Austin Community College (ACC) to provide job training using a $312,956 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Read more about the ACC job-training grant in the press release.

July 13, 2018 - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with San Jacinto College for $275,402 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A Manufacturing Consortium, including E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company and Kaneka North America LLC have partnered with San Jacinto College to provide job training using a $275,402 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Read more about the San Jacinto College job-training grant in the press release.

July 12, 2018 - Lubbock Economic Development Corporation and Workforce Solutions South Plains Partner to Support $180,670 in High-Demand Job Training

AUSTIN ⎯ The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) and Workforce Solutions South Plains have partnered to fund $180,670 to facilitate and support a fourth round of occupational training capacity building at the secondary level during the 2018-19 school year at nine local independent school districts (ISD) in the Workforce Solutions South Plains area. Read more about the South Plains job-training grant in the press release.

July 11, 2018 - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with McLennan Community College for $300,959 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A manufacturing consortium, including Anderton Group II Ltd (dba INTEG) and NAES Corp. (Sandy Creek Energy Station) has partnered with McLennan Community College to provide job training using a $300,959 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Read more about the McLennan job-training grant in the press release.

July 11, 2018 - Federal Disaster Aid for Flooding Available in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties

AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of severe storms and flooding. Under Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4377-DR) dated July 6, 2018, workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits.  Applications for DUA must be submitted by August 10, 2018. Read more about the federal disaster aid in the press release.

July 10, 2018 - After Near Decade of Leadership and Twenty Years of Public Service, TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar Announces Resignation

AUSTIN – Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public Andres Alcantar today announced his retirement from state service effective July 31. Read more about Chairman Alcantar's retirement in the press release.

June 27, 2018 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Abilene

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Abilene–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on July 27 at the Abilene Convention Center. Read more about the Abilene TBC in the press release.

June 21, 2018 - Texas to Expand High Quality Child Care Programs in Texas

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today approved plans for the use of $229.9 million in federal child care block grant funding for Fiscal Year 2019 with a clear focus on working to increase the quality of care and strengthen early learning across the state. It is the single largest federal allocation increase in the history of the Texas Child Care Development Fund program. Read more about the federal child care block grant in the press release.

June 21, 2018 - Hendrick Provider Network Partners with Texas State Technical College for $110,512 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Hendrick Provider Network has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $110,512 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas area. Read more about the TSTC West Texas grant in the press release.

June 15, 2018 -Texas Economy Adds 34,700 Positions in May

Austin - The Texas economy added 34,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in May, which marked 23 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 352,100 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.9 percent. Private-sector employers added 34,300 positions over the month. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May, unchanged from April 2018. Read more about the June labor market in the press release.

June 13, 2018 - TWC Awards Grants in Support of Camp Code for Girls

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded seven grants totaling $593,356 for Camp Code to focus on increasing the interest of middle school girls in coding and computer science by providing summer camps. Read more about Camp Code for Girls in the press release.

June 13, 2018 - TWC Commissioner Ruth Ruggero Hughs to Join Landmark Gathering of State and Federal STEM Education Leaders at the White House

AUSTIN ⎯ Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth Ruggero Hughs of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) was recently invited to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on June 25-26, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Read more about the STEM Summit at the White House in the press release.

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Press Release Audio Downloads

  • June 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)June 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioJune 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • June 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)June 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioJune 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • May 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezMay 2018 Labor Market Data AudioMay 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • April 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)April 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioApril 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • April 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)April 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioApril 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • March 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezMarch 2018 Labor Market Data AudioMarch 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • February 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)February 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioFebruary 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • February 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)February 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioFebruary 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • January 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezJanuary 2018 Labor Market Data AudioJanuary 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • December 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)December 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioDecember 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • December 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)December 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioDecember 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • November 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)November 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioNovember 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • November 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)November 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioNovember 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • October 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)October 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioOctober 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • October 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)October 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioOctober 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • September 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezSeptember 2017 Labor Market Data AudioSeptember 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • August 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)Augus 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioAugust 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • August 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)August 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioAugust 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • July 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Chairman Andres AlcantarJuly 2017 Labor Market Data AudioJuly 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF

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