Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

Texas Economy Adds 19,600 Jobs in July

AUSTIN The Texas economy expanded for the 13th consecutive month with the addition of 19,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in July. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, down from 4.6 percent in June. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.4 percent, which was double the annual growth rate as compared to a year ago.

August 16, 2017 - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Austin Community College for $425,797 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A Manufacturing Consortium, consisting of 3M Co., Applied Materials, Athena Manufacturing, KoMiCo Technology and TASUS Texas Corp. has partnered with Austin Community College (ACC) to provide job training using a $425,797 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Capital and Rural Capital Areas of Texas. Read the entire press release for more information on this skills development fund grant.

August 14, 2017 Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Galveston

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Galveston-area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on September 8 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort in Galveston. The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas. Read the entire press release for more information about this conference.

August 11, 2017 - Texarkana College Receives $304,006 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Texarkana College a $304,006 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the college district purchase and install equipment to provide 170 students with training for careers in the nursing profession. The purchased equipment will continue to support the nursing program and future students enrolled with Texarkana College. Read about this grant in the press release.

August 10, 2017 - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Texas State Technical College for $293,211 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A Manufacturing Consortium, consisting of The Butler Weldments Corp., Reynolds Consumer Products LLC and Temple Bottling Co. Ltd., has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $293,211 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Central Texas area. Read more about this grant in press release.

August 8, 2017 - Community Learning Center Receives $424,181 Self-Sufficiency Fund Grant

AUSTIN The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Community Learning Center Inc. (CLC) a $424,181 Self-Sufficiency Fund training grant. CLC is partnering with Sabre Industries, Branch Ironworks and 1st Call Business Employment to help 202 individuals transition into the workforce. The grant will help provide job training skills for occupations as a welder, computer numerically control machinist and shipping, receiving and traffic clerk. Grant funding from the Self-Sufficiency Fund will assist in developing the technical education and learning environment that will lead to industry recognized certificates and credentials. Read the entire press release for more information on this grant.

August 7, 2017 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Lubbock

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Lubbock–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on August 25 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas. Read the entire press release for more information about this conference.

August 3, 2017 - Texas Workforce Commission Announces “Careers in Texas Industries Week”

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and Tri-Agency partners, will host statewide career exploration events for middle and high school students as part of Careers in Texas Industries Week during September 25-30, 2017. Learn about Careers in Texas Industries Week in the press release.

 

 

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  • July 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Chairman Andres AlcantarJuly 2017 Labor Market Data AudioJuly 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • 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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