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Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

Feb. 1, 2023—TWC Releases 2023 Texas Conference for Employers Schedule

AUSTIN –Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announces the 2023 season of the Texas Conference for Employers (TCE), with the first event scheduled this month. TWC’s Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers sponsors the TCE series, which offers employers, managers, and human resource professionals the opportunity to learn about new employment laws, earn education credits, network with peers, and talk one-on-one with employment attorneys.

Jan. 25, 3023 - Lone Star College Receives $324,792 Workforce Training Grant

AUSTIN Lone Star College received a $324,792 Texas Talent Connection grant from the Office of Governor Greg Abbott to support innovative education and workforce skills training programs that lead to successful job placement, increased wages, and improved job retention. The grant benefits individuals participating in the Strategic Engagement for Student Career Planning project.

Jan. 24, 2023 - Texas Outpaces the Nation, Adding the Most Jobs in 2022

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas ranks first in the nation in over-the-year jobs added, with 650,100 positions gained in 2022. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the state not only had the largest absolute increase in jobs added, but also attained the highest percent of seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs added over the year at 5.0 percent.

Jan. 20, 2023 - Texas Unemployment Rate Drops in December, State Adds 29,500 Jobs

AUSTIN ⎯ In December 2022, Texas added 29,500 positions, reaching a total of 13,705,500 nonfarm jobs in Texas. December marked the 14th consecutive record employment high in Texas, after the state first surpassed the pre-COVID level in November 2021. The Texas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the first time in three months to 3.9 percent in December, logging the first month the rate fell below 4.0 percent since February 2020.

Jan. 12, 2023 - Community Learning Center Receives $300,000 Workforce Training Grant

AUSTIN Community Learning Center, Inc. (CLC) received a $300,000 Texas Talent Connection grant from the Office of Governor Greg Abbott to support innovative education and workforce skills training programs that lead to successful job placement, increased wages, and improved job retention. The grant benefits individuals participating in the North Central Texas (NCT HVAC-R) project.

Jan. 11, 2023 - Texas Tech University Receives $350,000 Workforce Training Grant

AUSTIN Texas Tech University received a $350,000 Texas Talent Connection grant from the Office of Governor Greg Abbott to support innovative education and workforce skills training programs that lead to successful job placement, increased wages, and improved job retention.

Jan. 11, 2023 – TWC Welcomes Treviño as the New Commissioner Representing Labor

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Alberto “Albert” Treviño, III as the Texas Workforce Commission’s new Commissioner Representing Labor.

Jan. 10, 2023—TWC Lowers Taxes for Texas Employers in 2023

AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced the average unemployment insurance (UI) tax rate for all employers will be 1.16% for calendar year (CY) 2023. Last year, the average tax rate was 1.35%.

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