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AUSTIN – Every day—and especially on Veterans Day—the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is proud to honor Texas veterans for their service and dedication by providing employment, education, and training opportunities to ensure our nation’s heroes have the tools they need to be successful in the workforce.
AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is investing in efforts to enhance existing rehabilitation and reentry efforts after receiving a $4.6 million Partners for Reentry Opportunities in Workforce Development (PROWD) Grant. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, will be used to extend employment services to individuals who are incarcerated or released from federal prisons.
AUSTIN – Today begins the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 12th annual Hiring Red, White & You! statewide hiring event, which provides opportunities for veterans, transitioning military members, and military spouses to connect with employers across Texas from November 1-17.
AUSTIN – Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson was recently appointed to serve as the new President and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation. He will conclude his service to TWC on Nov. 3, 2023.  
AUSTIN ⎯ Texas’ labor market achieved new record highs in September in terms of the job count, number of people employed, and number of people in the civilian labor force. Total nonfarm employment increased by 61,400 positions over the month to reach a 24th consecutive series-high level with 14,049,400 jobs and a 31st consecutive month of growth. Since September 2022, Lone Star State employment grew by 435,800 positions as Texas’ annual growth rate of 3.2 percent outpaced the nation by 1.1 percentage points.
AUSTIN – Earlier today, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) hosted its 2023 White Cane Day celebration. The annual event is held to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities. Each year, members of the Austin community come together for festivities designed to celebrate this exciting day.
AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas a $15000 High Demand Job Training (HDJT) grant to prepare area workers for long-term, high-demand careers.
September 30, 2023
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AUSTIN ⎯ My Possibilities, a non-profit organization serving adults with disabilities, received a $350,000 Texas Talent Connection (TTC) grant from the Office of Governor Greg Abbott to provide innovative education and workforce skills training programs that lead to successful job placement, increased wages, and improved job retention for workers in the Workforce Solutions North Central Texas area.
AUSTIN ⎯ After continued growth through the month of August, Texas has once again set new records for the number of jobs, number of people employed, and size of the civilian labor force. Total nonfarm employment increased by 16,700 positions over the month to reach a 23rd consecutive series-high level with 13,979,100 jobs and a 30th consecutive month of growth. Since August 2022, Lone Star State employment grew by 402,000 positions and continued to outpace the nation in the rate of annual employment growth.