Category Archives: Government

RGV Day hits Austin Feb. 8

RGV Day delegation accepting more participants Representatives from McAllen, Edinburg Brownsville, Weslaco, Pharr, Harlingen, Rio Grande City, UTRGV, South Texas College, Texas A&M, RSTEC and other businesses are finishing plans for RGV Day, the one-day legislative outreach trip to the capitol in Austin for Feb. 7. Additionally, they are inviting community leaders, businesses and organizations to join them. RGV Day provides residents, community and business leaders the opportunity to visit the state…

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TWC Unemployment Insurance tax rates up for 2017

Average tax rate is 1.51 for 2017 For calendar year 2017, the average Unemployment Insurance tax rate for all employers will be 1.64 percent. This is up slightly from 1.46 percent in CY 2016. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the average tax rate for experience-rated employers is 1.51 percent for CY 2017, up from 1.30 percent in CY 2016. The employer-paid UI taxes replenish the Texas Unemployment Compensation Trust…

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PSJA ISD wins Innovative Academies grant

Academies lead to direct employment Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Early College High School is receiving part of $7.1 million in grants for innovative academies. Only 19 high schools in the state received funds via the Texas Industry Cluster Innovative Academies initiative. The academies provide educational opportunities for students that lead to direct employment in high-demand occupations. These occupations include advanced technologies and manufacturing, as well as aerospace and defense. Biotechnology and life…

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