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Provides unemployment insurance claimants and employers the opportunity to challenge an adverse determination concerning the entitlement to benefits or the chargeback of benefits to an employer's account.
Grants funds to local public educational institutions to support the cost of job-related classroom instruction in registered apprenticeship training programs.
Licenses and regulates private career schools and colleges. Provides information and technical assistance to schools, students and the public.
Subsidizes child care services for eligible, low-income families, which promotes long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work, attend school or participate in job training.
Provides the foundation for customers to transition from public assistance to work and self-sufficiency through employment-related services.
Investigates complaints of employment and housing discrimination. Provides training to prevent employment and housing discrimination. Reviews applicable state agency policies for compliance.
Provides comprehensive recruiting, job search and related services to businesses and job seekers to connect employers seeking workers and individuals seeking employment.
Assists employers with testing the labor market in the recruitment of domestic workers before they are granted approval to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S.
Resolves claims of unpaid wages. Ensures that a child is not employed in an occupation or manner that is detrimental to the child's safety, health or well-being.
Provides employment statistics and customized information regarding occupational staffing or hiring patterns, working conditions, salary, local employment history and trends.
Assists noncustodial parents in overcoming substantial barriers to employment and career advancement while becoming economically self-sufficient and making consistent child support payments.
Identifies unemployment benefits claimants who are likely to exhaust all unemployment benefits, and connects them with reemployment services to help them quickly return to work.
Provides grants to community and technical colleges and community-based organizations to implement customized job training programs for customers eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in cooperation with employers.
Assists eligible individuals age 55 and older in gaining competitive job skills through temporary subsidized employment and training, and in securing unsubsidized employment.
Finances tuition and fees for community and technical college courses for current and newly hired employees of small businesses (less than 100 employees).
Addresses the training needs of post-9/11 veterans returning home and entering the Texas workforce by providing grants to community and technical colleges to provide customized job training programs for businesses who want to hire and train veterans.
Promotes long-term self-sufficiency and independence by preparing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for employment through work-related education and training activities.
Provides training, reemployment services, temporary financial assistance and other services to individuals who lose their jobs due to foreign imports of goods and services or job shifts.
Provides temporary, partial income replacement to eligible individuals who have lost jobs through no fault of their own.
Collects wage information and unemployment taxes from employers subject to the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
Provides market-driven employment, training, adult education and vocational programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth.
Provides recruitment assistance to Texas employers and job search assistance to anyone seeking work in Texas.
Provides a federal tax credit for private-for-profit employers that hire a qualified employee from a target population who may be somewhat disadvantaged in efforts to find employment.
Last Verified: December 19, 2013
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