Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

September 20, 2017 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended for 39 Counties

AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that the deadline has been extended to October 31, 2017 for individuals filing for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in all 39 counties declared in Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 4332-DR. This deadline extension will allow affected individuals, who may be eligible but have not yet applied, with additional time to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. Read about the deadline in the press release.

 

September 18, 2017 - ApprenticeshipTexas aims to boost state's skilled labor

AUSTIN – To assist employers in developing a nationally recognized Registered Apprenticeship program, the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) ApprenticeshipTexas will engage local employers and industry partners in developing new programs and expanding on current Registered Apprenticeship training programs for new occupations and underrepresented populations. Apprenticeship training programs are a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction where workers learn the practice and theoretical aspects of a high-skill occupation.

September 15, 2017 - Texas Economy Adds 5,500 Jobs in August

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas economy expanded for the 14th consecutive month with the addition of 5,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent in July. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.5 percent, which was more than double the annual growth rate set the previous year.

September 7, 2017 - Goodwill Central Texas Receives $307,499 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Goodwill Central Texas (Goodwill) a $307,499 Self Sufficiency Fund training grant. Goodwill will help 150 individuals transition into the workforce. The grant will help provide job training skills for occupations as a nursing assistant, clinical assistant, phlebotomist and computer user support specialist. 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 press release for more information about this grant.

September 5, 2017 - Disaster Unemployment Aid Available for Ten Additional Counties

AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that 10 counties including, Austin, Bastrop, DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Polk, Tyler and Walker, have been added to Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 4332-DR. TWC is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Individuals who live in, work in, or travel through these three counties must be submitted by October 5, 2017. TWC’s website contains more information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Learn about this disaster relief in the press release.

September 2, 2017 - A Labor Day Message from the Commissioners of the Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is committed to the success and prosperity of Texas workers, whose dedication contributes significantly to this great state’s economic success. Our workforce is resilient in times of need, strong in work ethic and as large and diverse as the state itself. We’ve seen this resilience among Texans who are reaching out to support one another as we recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey. TWC and our local Workforce Solutions board partners are positioned to help through Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Also, $10 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor is available to support dislocated workers with employment services to help those individuals impacted return to full employment as quickly as possible. Read the message in the press release.

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  • 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
  • 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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