Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

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 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.

June 20, 2017 - South Texas College to Receive $223,109 in Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded South Texas College a $223,109 a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help South Texas College purchase and install equipment to provide 150 students with training for careers in the medical profession as licensed practical and vocational nurses. Learn about the JET program in the press release.

June 19, 2017 - Jonell Filtration Products Partners with Texas State Technical College for $210,320 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Jonell Filtration Products Inc. has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $210,320 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the West Central Texas area. Read about the training grant in the press release.

June 16, 2017 - Associa Inc. Partners with Richland College for $707,696 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN - Associa Inc. has partnered with Richland College to provide job training using a $707,696 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Greater Dallas area. Read the entire press release about this grant.

June 16, 2017 - Texas Economy Adds 14,800 Jobs in May

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas economy expanded in May with the addition of 14,800 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent, down from 5.0 percent in April.

June 14, 2017 - Healthcare Consortium Partners with Grayson College for over $2M Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A Healthcare Consortium including Beacon Hill, Carrus Specialty Hospital, UHS Texoma Medical Center and Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center has partnered with Grayson College to provide job training using a $2,086,825 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Texoma area. Read about the training in press release.

June 9, 2017 - RedZone Coil Tubing Partners with Kilgore College for $233,262 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN - RedZone Coil Tubing LLC has partnered with Kilgore College to provide job training using a $233,262 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Permian Basin and East Texas areas. Read the entire press release about this grant.

June 1, 2017 - TWC Announces Commissioners Ruth Ruggero Hughs and Julian Alvarez
Confirmations by the Texas Senate

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced the recent confirmation by the Texas Senate of the agency’s Employer Commissioner Ruth Ruggero Hughs and Labor Commissioner Julian Alvarez III. Read more about the recent confirmation.

 

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Press Release Audio Downloads

  • 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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