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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.