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TWC, Workforce Boards, Veterans Commission Host Nov. 4 Hiring Red, White and You Fairs For Veterans
Nov02

TWC, Workforce Boards, Veterans Commission Host Nov. 4 Hiring Red, White and You Fairs For Veterans

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, TWC News Release AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host veterans hiring fairs in 28 cities throughout Texas on Thursday, Nov. 4. The events will be a combination of in-person and virtual events. TWC’s 10th annual Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair is a joint initiative supported by the...

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TWC: Program Offers Free Child Care To Assist Parents Employed In Service Industry
Sep22

TWC: Program Offers Free Child Care To Assist Parents Employed In Service Industry

Subsidized Child Care Program Expanded With Emphasis On Industries Hit Hardest By Pandemic AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission is providing extra help to the service industry, which was hit hard by the pandemic, by providing 12 months of free child care to low-income parents who are employed in the service industry. TWC has an existing child care subsidy program designed to assist low-wage workers in paying for the cost...

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TWC Earmarks $9 Million For Initiative To End The Middle Skills Gap In Texas
Jul08

TWC Earmarks $9 Million For Initiative To End The Middle Skills Gap In Texas

TWC July 8, 2021, Media Release AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) earmarked funding for a comprehensive statewide strategy to end the middle skills gap in Texas. Due to technological advances in the workplace, employment demand has dramatically increased for individuals with middle skills, defined as workers with some education beyond high school but less than a four-year degree. TWC, the state agency charged with promoting...

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TWC Debuts ‘Start My VR’ Online Self-Referral for Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Jun29

TWC Debuts ‘Start My VR’ Online Self-Referral for Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Texas Workforce Solutions News Release AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is introducing “Start My VR” an online self-referral portal for prospective vocational rehabilitation customers, providing a convenient way for individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment to inquire about Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services and/or be connected to a VR staff member. “Start My VR offers individuals with...

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TWC Ends COVID-19-Related Job Refusal Guidance; Standard Health And Safety Guidance Remains In Place
Jun09

TWC Ends COVID-19-Related Job Refusal Guidance; Standard Health And Safety Guidance Remains In Place

News Release AUSTIN – Following the continued economic recovery in Texas and the announcement of Texas opting out of certain Federal Pandemic Unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is ending job refusal guidance associated with the COVID-19 emergency orders. The guidance for individuals at high risk from COVID-19 were put in place a year ago. The decline in COVID cases in Texas, widespread availability of...

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TWC, TRA Porter Offers Free Restaurant Industry Training
Jun02

TWC, TRA Porter Offers Free Restaurant Industry Training

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in partnership with the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is launching a new Restaurant Recovery Training certification portal for prospective restaurant workers. Part of the larger Restaurant Recovery Initiative, which launched recently, the training allows free and flexible online training to quickly prepare workers for restaurant industry jobs. “This portal is another example of TWC’s...

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TWC Approves $790 Million Assistance Package To Help Child Care Providers Impacted By COVID-19
May05

TWC Approves $790 Million Assistance Package To Help Child Care Providers Impacted By COVID-19

TWC News Release AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) authorized $790 million to support the stability of the child care sector and assist providers in responding to impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency. These funds, which will be provided to all regulated child care providers, will assist them in addressing the increased operating expenses they have faced as a result of the pandemic. The funding comes from $1.1...

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TWC Releases Guidance on Overpayments Related To Identity Theft
May04

TWC Releases Guidance on Overpayments Related To Identity Theft

May 4, 2021 News Release Austin – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is issuing guidance to individuals who receive notices of overpayment due to identity theft, to clarify the best way to respond to such instances. Identity theft is on the rise, and scammers are targeting Texans, using stolen information to attempt to gain further information. While TWC identifies and locks down most fraudulent applications, it is possible in...

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TWC Warns: Protect Data On Social Media
Apr27

TWC Warns: Protect Data On Social Media

April 27, 2021 News Release Austin – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is encouraging Texans to use extreme caution on social media amid a dramatic increase in identity theft. Although no TWC system has been compromised, a record number of identity theft cases shows just how important it is to be vigilant in securing private information. Private information is exposed like never before. Social networking sites routinely...

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PJC, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Among 8 Recipients Of TWC Grants For Camp Code
Mar28

PJC, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Among 8 Recipients Of TWC Grants For Camp Code

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission awarded eight grants totaling $399,586 for Camp Code to focus on increasing the interest of middle school students in coding and computer science; Paris Junior College and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas were among the eight grant recipients. At summer camps throughout the state, students will get hands-on experiences that allow them to learn problem solving and analytical skills while fostering...

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