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The Texas labor market reached historic highs in 2023, breaking records in employment growth and civilian labor force. In December, the state’s seasonally adjusted job count reached 14,103,300 jobs, an increase of 19,100 over the month—marking 27 consecutive months of new series employment highs.
AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has launched a new mobile app to help Texans explore potential career pathways and discover step-by-step resources to achieve their goals. With the launch of MyTXCareer app, job seekers can now find personalized occupation matches and recommended career paths based on their skills, interests, and experience.
Texas’ labor market achieved a new record high as the state’s seasonally adjusted job count reached 14,094,900, an increase of 26,800 positions over the month of November.
AUSTIN ⎯ Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today recognized Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA) for receiving a $350,000 Texas Talent Connection (TTC) 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.
AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Workforce Solutions Texoma a $150,000 High Demand Job Training (HDJT) grant to prepare area workers for long-term, high-demand careers.
Each year, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and local Workforce Solutions partners recognize employers across Texas for excellence and innovation. The 26th Annual Texas Workforce Conference was held Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2023, in Houston. This year’s theme was “Many Paths, One Mission.”
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recognized six individuals who acquired skills through TWC’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program as Scholars of the Year during the 26th Annual Texas Workforce Conference in Houston. The workforce awards highlight the academic work of these scholars and the agency’s commitment to upskilling Texans.
AUSTIN ⎯ The Lone Star State’s seasonally adjusted civilian labor force reached a new record high of 15,162,100 after growing by 20,900 people over the month in October. This marked the 10th consecutive monthly increase and included the addition of 21,100 Texans employed over the month. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent.
AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is celebrating Texas Apprenticeship Week from Nov. 13-19, 2023. The weeklong event encourages employers to explore the many benefits of apprenticeship programs and highlights the growing popularity of apprenticeships in a variety of industries.
AUSTIN – Today the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) welcomed Joe Esparza following his swearing-in ceremony at the Texas Capitol. Governor Greg Abbott appointed Esparza as the Texas Workforce Commission’s new Commissioner Representing Employers, where he will serve almost 650,000 Texas employers that support more than 14 million jobs for Texans.