Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

May 20, 2022 – Texas Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.3 Percent in April, State Experiences Sixth Straight Month of Record Employment

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas added 62,800 total nonagricultural jobs in April 2022. For the sixth consecutive month, the state set new employment highs as total nonfarm jobs reached 13,284,500 in April 2022.

May 18, 2022 - Texas Workforce Commission Awards $398,548 in Jobs and Education for Texans Grants to Support Career Training in the Heart of Texas 

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded two Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants in the Heart of Texas area to support career training.

May 17, 2022 - Texas Workforce Commission Awards $331,056 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant to Support Career Training at Rio Hondo ISD

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant to Rio Hondo ISD in Cameron County to support career training.

May 17, 2022 - Career Signing Day Events Announced for 2022

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has announced Career Signing Day events in May and June at various school districts in Texas.

May 17, 2022 - Texas Workforce Commission Awards $278,287 Jobs and Education for Texans Grants to Support Career Training at Point Isabel ISD

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant to Point Isabel ISD in Cameron County to support career training. 

May 16, 2022 – TWC Expands Opportunities for Texans to Earn a High School Diploma or Equivalency

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) encourages Texans to take advantage of programs that provide assistance in obtaining their high school diploma or Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TXCHSE), widely known as a GED. 

May 12  - Texas Workforce Commission Awards $331,645 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant to Support Career Training at Victoria College

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded a $331,645 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant to support career training at Victoria College. 

May 6 - Texas Workforce Commission Awards $661,560 in Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Funding to Support Career Training in Cameron County

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded two Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants to support career training in the Cameron County area. 

May 5, 2022 - Texas Workforce Commission Awards $605,146 in Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Funding to Support Career Training in East Texas

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded two Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants in the East Texas area to support career training. 

May 5, 2022 - Texas Workforce Commission Awards $291,915 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant to Support Career Training at Santa Maria ISD

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant to support career training with Santa Maria ISD. 

April 25, 2022 - Texas Workforce Commission Awards $674,139 in Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Funding to Support Career Training in the Gulf Coast

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded two Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants in the Gulf Coast area to support career training. 

April 21, 2022 – Applications for 2022 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Funding Now Open for Texas ISDs, Open-Enrollment Charter Schools and the Windham School District

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has published a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program for Texas Independent School Districts (ISDs), open-enrollment charter schools, and the Windham School District. 

April 15, 2022 – Texas Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.4 Percent, Marking Another Month of Record Employment

AUSTIN ⎯ In March, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from February 2022, and 2.0 percentage points below the level set one year ago. 

April 13, 2022 – Texas Workforce Commission Awards $637,336 in Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Funding to Support Career Training in Laredo

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded two Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants in Laredo, Texas, to support career training. 

April 8, 2022 – Texas Workforce Commission Seeks Applications for Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is currently accepting applications to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Purchasing from People with Disabilities Program, also known as the Works Wonders Program. 

March 28, 2022 – TWC Debuts New Accessibility Technology for Customers, Providing On-Demand Access to Visual Information

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has announced the availability of on-demand visual interpreting services at TWC locations, including Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) offices and the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, as well as VR co-located Workforce Solutions offices throughout the state. 

March 25, 2022 – TWC Invests Nearly $315 Million to Support Low-Income Family Child Care and Strengthen Economy

AUSTIN ⎯ This week, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) approved $314.75 million to be made available for child care funding to support low-income Texas families. 

March 25, 2022 – Texas Adds 77,800 Jobs in February, Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.7 Percent

AUSTIN - In February, Texas added 77,800 total nonagricultural jobs, making gains in 21 of the last 22 months.

March 18, 2022 – Applications for 2022 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Funding Now Open for Public Junior, State and Technical Colleges

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has published a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program for public junior, state, and technical colleges. 

March 16, 2022 – Farmersville ISD Receives $332,236 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Farmersville ISD a $332,236 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. 

March 16, 2022 – Texas State Senate Recognizes TWC Labor Commissioner for Exemplary Public Service

AUSTIN ⎯ Today, the Texas Senate recognized Julian Alvarez III, Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Labor, for his commitment to outstanding public service. 

March 11, 2022 Texas Unemployment Rate at 4.8 Percent, State Adds 29,000 Jobs in January

AUSTIN ⎯ In January, Texas added 29,000 total nonagricultural jobs, making gains in 20 of the last 21 months. 

March 9, 2022 – TWC Kicks Off Summer Earn and Learn Program, Connecting Students with Disabilities to Meaningful Employment

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announces the kickoff of this year’s Summer Earn and Learn (SEAL) program for students with disabilities aged 14-22. 

March 3, 2022 – TWC Partners with Multiple State Agencies to Launch Website to Streamline Early Childhood Services for Texas Parents

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), working in partnership with several state agencies that also provide services to young children, is launching the Early Childhood Texas website, a streamlined resource for Texas parents to access information about available early childhood services. 

March 2, 2022 – Workforce Solutions Alamo and Lone Star National Bank Receive $510,967 Job Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Workforce Solutions Alamo and their partner Lone Star National Bank a $510,967 Skills Development Fund grant. 

March 2, 2022 – TWC Recognizes Announcement of Texas Science and Engineering Fair 2022 Advisory Board Members

AUSTIN – The Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF) hosted by Texas A&M Engineering, in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and ExxonMobil, has selected its 2022 Advisory Board members. 

February 17, 2022 – TWC Dedicates $15 Million to Healthcare Apprenticeship Programs to Address Industry Labor Shortages

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) this week announced $15 million in funding will be allocated to the development of a statewide registered apprenticeship initiative for the healthcare industry to increase the number of career pathway opportunities for registered nurses (RN) and healthcare professionals in the state. 

February 17, 2022 – TWC Expands Initiative to End the Middle Skills Gap, Allocates $4 Million to State Level Apprenticeship Programs

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) this week announced $4 million in funding will be dedicated to supporting apprenticeships in middle skills careers, defined as occupations that require some education beyond high school but less than a four-year degree. 

February 14, 2022 – Texas Science and Engineering Fair Seeks Judges for 2022 Competition

AUSTIN – More than 1,000 Texas middle and high school students will present their projects March 4-9, 2022, at the first round of the 2022 Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF) hosted by Texas A&M Engineering. 

February 11, 2022 – TWC Celebrates Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

AUSTIN – This month, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) celebrates education partners across the state participating in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs through CTE Month, February 2022. 

February 2, 2022 – TWC Increases 2022 Child Care Relief Funding by $1 Billion to Strengthen Workforce

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) this week approved an additional $1 billion in direct support for the Texas child care industry, increasing available funds for the 2022 Child Care Relief Fund (CCRF) to a total of $3.4 billion. 

January 28, 2022 – Texas Workforce Commission Seeks Applications for Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is currently accepting applications to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Purchasing from People with Disabilities Program, also known as the Works Wonders Program. 

January 28, 2022 – South Texas ISD Receives $332,500 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded South Texas ISD a $332,500 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the district purchase and install 20 new industry-specific welding stations to initially serve 40 South Texas ISD students, providing training in the occupations of welder, cutter, solder and brazer.

January 21, 2022 – Texas Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.0 Percent in December

AUSTIN - In December, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 5.0 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from November 2021.

January 20, 2022 – Ingram ISD Receives $188,147 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Ingram ISD a $188,147 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. 

 

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  • Sep 2021 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Bryan DanielSeptember 2021 Labor Market Data AudioSeptember 2021 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
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  • July 2021 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Aaron DemersonJuly 2021 Labor Market Data AudioJuly 2021 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
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  • April 2021 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Aaron DemersonApril 2021 Labor Market Data AudioApril 2021 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • March 2021 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezMarch 2021 Labor Market Data AudioMarch 2021 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF

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