Texas Workforce Commission Meetings

TWC's three Commissioners hear administrative reports, discuss and act on agency business, and decide unemployment insurance cases. The public is invited to comment before the Commission on any issue within the jurisdiction of the Commission.

Texas Workforce Commission Meetings can be attended in person at the meeting location below. Seating arrangements follow CDC’s social-distancing recommendations. Registration forms for in-person public comment will be available at the meeting location.

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E. 15th St., Rm 244
Austin, TX 78701

Texas Workforce Commission Meetings may also be accessed virtually using the streaming links provided in the Upcoming Meetings list. Each meeting has a unique link, and you must enter a name and email address to access the meeting. Virtual attendees wishing to make public comment should contact Erin Guzman at (512) 936-3671 or erin.guzman@twc.texas.gov by 5:00 p.m. on the last business day before the meeting to obtain a registration form and additional information.

Upcoming Meetings:
 
October 2021

Meeting Location:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St, Rm 244
Austin, TX 78701

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Texas Conference for Employers

Texas Conference for Employers

The Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers sponsors the Texas Conference for Employers, a series of employer seminars around the state. Employers are encouraged to attend at least one of the seminars in order to learn nuts and bolts information on state and federal employment laws and how to deal with the unemployment claim and appeal process.

Register Online

Register by Mail

 

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What we do for Texans

A series of free virtual 60 minute events hosted quarterly to engage with the public and share information on how the Civil Rights Division with the Texas Workforce Commission can assist them with fair housing and equal employment. These events are intended for Texas employers, employees, job seekers, housing providers and consumers. See below for registration and event details.

  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: View the Civil Rights Division Live Event video.
    Protect Dignity at Home and in the Workplace. Join the Office of Civil Rights as they provide information regarding equal employment and fair housing trends from across the State with expert advice on opening the dialogue to address concerns before they become issues.
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Register for Texas Event Series.
    Join Robert Gonzalez and Marcia Anavitarte-Jordon on February 11, 2021 as they walk you through what happens after a complaint is reported and explain what mediation can do for you. This is a free event hosted by the Civil Rights Division in conjunction with the Texas Workforce Commission.

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Workforce Forum

Photo Conference Meeting

The Texas Workforce Commission Workforce Forum is sponsored by TWC's Board Support and State Operated Programs department. The forum is designed to increase workforce staff capacity through knowledge  and information exchange.

The 2021 Virtual Forum session presentations can be viewed at:
2021 TWC Virtual Forum Session Video Presentations

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Annual Texas Workforce Conference

Event Details

Annual Texas Workforce Conference co-hosted with The Texas Chapter of The International Association of Workforce Professionals

Register now for the 24th Annual Texas Workforce Conference scheduled for November 17 – 19, 2021, at the Marriott Marquis Houston, in Houston, Texas.

Exhibitors: For electricity, internet and other items pertaining to your booth, please contact Freeman. For your convenience, a link has been provided below.

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Rehabilitation Council of Texas

The 15-member Rehabilitation Council of Texas meets at least quarterly to work with TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs to develop, agree to and review state goals and priorities.

The Rehabilitation Council of Texas meets quarterly. The next meeting is:

Virtual Town Halls

The Rehabilitation Council (RCT) of Texas and the Texas Workforce Commission are currently compiling responses from the online Town Hall survey and feedback received during the four Virtual Town Halls held in May 2020. Information gathered during these sessions help to shape the Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA), an extensive survey that is conducted every three years to identify goals and priorities for the VR Program’s State Plan.

Please visit the RCT page to access recording from these webinars. For questions regarding the Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA, please email VR.CSNA@twc.texas.gov

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Jobs & Education for Texans (JET) Advisory Board Meetings

The six-member JET Advisory Board meets at least once each quarter, or as needed, to review received applications and to recommend grant awards for the JET program.

Meeting Location:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St, Rm 151
Austin, TX 78701

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Purchasing from People with Disabilities Advisory Committee

The 13-member Purchasing from People with Disabilities Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Texas Workforce Commission on matters related to the Texas Purchasing from People with Disabilities program, which assists individuals with disabilities in achieving independence through productive employment opportunities. 

Meeting Location:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St. Rm 151
Austin, TX 78778

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Update: Virtual White Cane Day Celebration October 13, 2021 10 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual White Cane Day Celebration

The President of the United States annually recognizes White Cane Day by the Blind Americans Equality Day Proclamation in October to acknowledge the abilities of people who are blind and to promote equal opportunities as any other American.

The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honor the many contributions being made by the blind and visually impaired.

 

 

 

White Cane Day Celebration has changed to a virtual-only event.

The Austin White Cane Day Committee wants to invite you to: 
 
The 2021 White Cane Day Virtual Event 
Time: Oct 13, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) 
Click here to join the fun! 
Or paste the below link into your browser 
https://zoom.us/j/95035441600?pwd=Y1Z2ZHFWd1l1Ky82VXNoRnhJcnBIQT09 
Call-in #: 346-248-7799 
Meeting ID: 950 3544 1600 
Passcode: 713487 
One tap mobile 
+13462487799,,95035441600# US (Houston) 

For more information or accommodations, please contact:  WhiteCaneDay@twc.state.tx.us or 512-463-6389.

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Workforce Development Toolbox Talk

Talent Pipeline

Join us to learn more about tools that will help build the TALENT PIPELINE in your community.

This Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) webinar will explain how you can leverage the Skills Development Fund (SDF), in partnership with local colleges and the local Workforce Development Boards, to offer customized training plans to businesses interested in expanding or relocating to your community. 

At the session, you will learn how the TWC’s SDF program can be used to drive investment, empower businesses, and advance workforce development. You will also gain access to a simple tool that will guide you in selecting the right TWC grant-funded program to meet to your business partner's needs. 

Please share with anyone looking to create a talent pipeline!

For more information, please contact skills@twc.texas.gov or 877-463-1777.

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Child Care & Early Learning Conferences

The Child Care & Early Learning Division hosts conference style events for Texas Rising Star-certified early learning programs in an effort to assist early childhood educators in obtaining professional development to meet annual requirements.

Upcoming Conferences

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