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.

COVID-19 Office Updates

Due to the spread of COVID-19, Workforce Solutions Offices across the stat have had to adjust their schedules and availability. Before you physically go to any office please check the below list to confirm the office is open and its hours. Some offices have moved to offer services virtually. The below list is updated daily by 10a.m., please check back to make sure your information is up-to-date.

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A Workforce Development Board (Board) is a group of community leaders appointed by local elected officials and charged with planning and oversight responsibilities for workforce programs and services in their area. In Texas, twenty-eight Boards are responsible for:

  • Developing local plans for the use of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds
  • Oversight of the local service delivery system, Workforce Solutions offices
  • Coordinating activities with economic development entities and employers in their local areas

The majority of each Board is represented by members of the local business community. In all, Board membership includes individuals representing business and industry, economic development agencies, community-based organizations, education, organized labor, public assistance agencies and more.

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