Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

April 21, 2017 - Blount Fine Foods, Quest Medical Partner with Collin College for $238,226 Job-Training Grant

Blount Fine Foods and Quest Medical have partnered with Collin College to provide job training using a $238,226 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the North Central Texas area.

April 21, 2017 - Texas Economy Adds 9,500 Jobs in March

The Texas economy expanded in March with the addition of 9,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.0 percent in March, up slightly from 4.9 percent in February.

April 14, 2017 - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Richland College for $804,845 Job-Training Grant

A Manufacturing Consortium has partnered with Richland College to provide job training using a $804,845 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Greater Dallas and North Central Texas areas. Learn about skills developments grants in this press release.

April 13, 2017 - Texas Transition Alliance Meets in Killeen

In support of Texas veterans and their families, the Operation Welcome Home Texas Transition Alliance met with key stakeholders on Tuesday at Ft. Hood in Killeen. Led by the Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs, partners from state, local and military entities met to review and enhance opportunities for military members who have intent to reside in Texas upon separation. Read more about the Texas Transition Alliance in the press release.

April 13, 2017 - Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Celebrates Five Years of Project HIRE

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS) hosted a Project HIRE celebration event on April 7 to celebrate the program’s recent graduates and accomplishments of assisting youth with disabilities, ages 18-25. Read more about Project HIRE in the press release.

April 12, 2017 - Waco Independent School District Receives $220,870 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Waco Independent School District (Waco ISD) a $220,870 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the school district purchase and install equipment to provide 175 students with training for careers in the automotive services profession. Read more about JET grants in the press release.

April 6, 2017 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Grapevine

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Grapevine–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on April 27 - 28 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine. The two-day 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 on the Events page.

April 6, 2017 - Texas Middle and High Schools Showcase Innovative Young Scientists at 2017 Texas Science and Engineering Fair

SAN ANTONIO—More than 1,200 bright young Texans vied for prizes last weekend at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair, a competition that brings together top science fair winners from across the state. The event was hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, March 31-April 1. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has co-sponsored the competition for 16 consecutive years with the ExxonMobil.

April 4, 2017 - Lubbock Economic Development Corporation, Plainview/Hale County Economic Development Corporation and Workforce Solutions South Plains Partner to Support $235,000 in High-Demand Job Training

AUSTIN - The Lubbock Economic Development Corporation (LEDA), Plainview/Hale County Economic Development Corporation and Workforce Solutions South Plains have partnered for the South Plains High Demand Job Training. The training is made possible using a $100,000 High Demand Job Training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded to Workforce Solutions South Plains who will receive leveraged matching funds from LEDA and Plainview/Hale County EDC of $125,000 and $10,000 respectively to purchase classroom equipment. Learn more about the high demand job training grants in the press release.

 

 

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Press Release Audio Downloads

  • 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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