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TWC Ends COVID-19 Related Work Refusal Guidance

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Following the continued economic recovery in Texas and the announcement of Texas opting out of certain Federal Pandemic Unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission is ending job refusal guidance associated with the COVID-19 emergency orders. The guidance for individuals at high risk from COVID-19 were put in place a year ago. The decline in COVID cases in Texas, widespread availability of vaccines, and greater availability of services such as child…

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TWC Warns Texans About ID Theft

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The Texas Workforce Commission is warning Texans to protect their identities online amid a wave of unemployment insurance fraud applications. Texas, like all states, is seeing large numbers of fraudulent applications due to identity theft that occurs outside the system. Identity theft is at record rates, some in breaches of health insurance companies, hotels and in one of the largest cases, a consumer credit reporting agency. The Insurance Information Institute…

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MyTXCareer.com Helps Texans Find Jobs

The Texas Workforce Commission has launched MyTxCareer.com. The new online job search site helps Texans quickly register, search for and apply for jobs available in Texas. There are currently more than 500,000 job postings available posted by more than 20,000 employers. “MyTxCareer.com is another valuable resource from TWC to help Texans find the jobs they need to get back into the workforce,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “At TWC, we remain focused on…

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Texas Unemployment Rate Falls

In July, Texas saw a decrease in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 8.0 percent. This is the third consecutive monthly decrease. It is also the lowest rate since March 2020 when the Texas economy saw impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas is below the national seasonally adjusted rate of 10.2 percent. “July’s unemployment numbers continue to show the underlying strength of Texans and our economy,” said Texas Workforce…

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Back to Work: TWC Provides Acceptable Reasons for Refusal

The Texas Workforce Commission recently took action to provide guidance on eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits due to refusal to suitable work. Evaluations of each UI benefits case is currently on an individual basis. However, because of COVID-19, the following are reasons benefits would continue if an individual refuses work. Reason for refusal: People 65 years or older and/or people with medical issues. These include heart disease, diabetes, cancer or a…

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TWC Expands Skill Enhancements to UI Claimants

New virtual skills enhancement opportunities are coming from the Texas Workforce Commission for individuals receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits. According to TWC, Texas has a historic number of UI beneficiaries as a result of COVID-19. The result is an increase in need for a range of services to support Texas businesses and workers. This includes the need to enhance the skills of unemployed Texans to prepare to reconnect to the Texas…

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Work Search Requirement Reinstates July 6 for Unemployment

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Work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Texas will return July 6, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The requirements were temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Work search is a federal requirement to receive unemployment benefits. Individuals will continue to receive benefits, but must document their efforts to find new employment, with the first report due to TWC on July 19. Those currently receiving unemployment should keep good records…

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TWC Grant Benefits Local Advanced Skills Training

TWC’s Skills Development Fund will provide $332,042 in funding to train 181 new and incumbent workers in the advanced manufacturing industry.

A recent $332,042 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to South Texas College will continue to provide customized training to the workforce for local industry partners. TWC’s Skills Development Fund will provide funding to train 181 new and incumbent workers in advanced manufacturing. “We are committed to fostering long-term sustained economic growth by providing superior workforce training programs to local business and industry partners,” said South Texas College Associate Dean of…

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TWC Funds Look to Increase Apprenticeships

The Texas Workforce Commission has proposed $5,000,000 to Registered Apprenticeship Funds for FY 2021. Proposed funds require approval of the commission along with the FY 2021 operating budget. “The Registered Apprenticeship Training Program is one of the many programs providing Texans with options to improve their future and our overall Texas economy,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “Employers create a pipeline of workers who have the exact skills their businesses need to grow and be…

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TWC Cautions Jobseekers Regarding Scams

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The Texas Workforce Commission advises jobseekers that individuals misrepresenting businesses may attempt to secure sensitive, personal information through deceit. This fraud can take the form of a bogus job opportunity used as bait to solicit information. TWC reminds all jobseekers to practice caution when providing anyone with personally identifiable information. Dishonest individuals may use public sources, such as social media accounts, to find personal information such as phone numbers and email…

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