Information for COVID-19 Employers, Jobseekers and Child Care
Having trouble filing an unemployment claim online? Our Unemployment Benefit System online portal is available 24 hours a day but is experiencing a high volume of visitors. We are seeing lower volume on the online portal between 10:00p.m. and 8 a.m. You may want to try back during those hours to file your claim or check the status of your claim.

Find information and assistance to start or expand your business in Texas.

Start a Business

Explore statewide resources for starting or expanding a business, including permit and license information, business incentives and more.

Register for an Unemployment Tax Account

Employers must register with TWC within 10 days of becoming liable under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA). You receive a TWC unemployment tax account number upon completion.

Explore Employment Law Information

The Especially for Texas Employers online book contains federal and state employment laws relating to hiring, pay and policy, work separation and more.

Get Workforce Assistance

Locate a TWC Workforce Solutions office to find information about programs and incentives to assist employers.

Get Help for Small Businesses

See what help is available for current and prospective small businesses in your region. Find information on starting a business, loans and grants, business law, and more from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Explore the International Business & Recruitment Program

Expand your market opportunities and take advantages of the Texas’ export assistance resources including free exhibit spaces at world’s leading trade shows, export grants, trade counseling, and training.