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. Audio of public policy meetings can be accessed by those who register to listen live or through a recording of the meeting through Adobe ConnectAdobe Connect icon. Click on the meeting calendar below to view past meeting materials, agendas and videos.

Upcoming Meetings:

Meeting Location:

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

Meetings at other Locations:

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Texas HireAbility Business Forum

Location and Description:

The Texas HireAbility Business Forum is hosted by Workforce Solutions Borderplex in partnership with the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The event will address stakeholders including El Paso area employers and human resource professionals, and will provide panel discussions on resources and best practices for hiring and retaining people with disabilities and creating a culture of inclusivity through leadership. The Lex Frieden Employment Awards will also be presented by the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Registration is $25 and includes lunch.

Texas HireAbility Business Forum
El Paso Zoo Event Pavilion
4001 E. Paisano, El Paso, TX
October 2, 2019
8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m


To register for the Texas HireAbility Employer Forum, visit [Eventbrite] or RSVP by calling Workforce Solutions Borderplex Business Services at 915-887-2332. There is a $25 registration fee, which includes lunch.

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Texas Business Conferences

Texas Business Conferences

The Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers sponsors the Texas Business Conferences, 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.

For more information covering issues and interests of Texas employers, see Texas Business Today.

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Annual Texas Workforce Conference

Save the dates for the 23rd Annual Texas Workforce Conference scheduled for December 4 – 6, 2019, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.  

Conference Call For Proposals:

Thank you for your interest regarding our upcoming 2019 Annual Texas Workforce Conference. We are no longer accepting “Call For Proposals” for the conference workshops. The proposal submittal deadline date for workshops proposals closed March 2019.

The electronic “Call for Proposals” for the 2020 annual conference will be posted mid-January 2020 via our TWC website at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/Events. Please check the TWC website at that time for the electronic proposal link and general conference information. On behalf of the Conference Agenda Committee, we look forward to hearing from you in the near future!

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Workforce Forum

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



Upcoming Forum:

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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.

Meeting Schedule:

November 7-8, 2019

Meeting Location:

Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center Auditorium
4800 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78756

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Hiring Red, White and You!

The Texas Workforce Commission will host the seventh annual statewide Hiring Red, White and You! (HRWY) job fair on November 7, 2019. In cooperation with the 28 Local Workforce Development Boards, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Medical Center, and Governor Greg Abbott, HRWY connects Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers that value the experience, discipline, and other exceptional qualities inherent in a military background.

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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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Business Enterprises of Texas (BET) Elected Committee of Managers

The 12-member Business Enterprises of Texas Elected Committee of Managers represents the interests of Texans who are blind who have been licensed as food service managers by the Business Enterprises of Texas program.

Meeting Location:

Date: January 19, 2019
Location: Wyndham Garden Hotel
Time: 8:00AM
3401 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78741

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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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ApprenticeshipTexas Conference

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The Texas Workforce Commission will host its third annual ApprenticeshipTexas Conference on September 19-20, 2019. The conference provides insights into developing apprenticeship training programs from leading practitioners including industry associations and employers, labor partnerships, community colleges, high schools, and workforce boards, inviting employers, educators, workforce boards.

The agenda for the 2019 ApprenticeshipTexas Conference has been posted below. The agenda features a wide range of topics from Board Awards, Pre-apprenticeship to Apprenticeship models, a Skills Panel, Apprenticeships – the How and Why, CTE Signing Day Activities, Workforce Development Specialists in ISDs, Workroom for one-on-one discussion, and more.

The first day of the conference, September 19, features a Congressional and Federal update from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Regional Office. The day is completed with an exhibitor mixer and vendor displays. The second day of the conference, September 20, features panel discussions with workforce industry representatives and pre-apprenticeship training models.

Pre-Conference Handouts

Save the Date

4th Annual ApprenticeshipTexas Conference
September 17-18, 2020
McAllen Convention & Visitors Bureau
1200 Ash Avenue
McAllen, TX 78501


Register here or for more information call Texas Workforce Commission Conference Planning at 512-463-6389.

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Apprenticeship Week

During national Apprenticeship Week and Texas Apprenticeship Week, the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) ApprenticeshipTexas introduces employers to how Registered Apprenticeship programs provide training opportunities for businesses, education partners, labor organizations and industry associations to meet the ongoing need for a skilled workforce. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation recognizing November 11-15, 2019 as Texas Apprenticeship Week to distinguish the importance of apprenticeship programs and the cutting edge of workforce development in Texas.

Texas Apprenticeship Week is a celebration offering leaders in business, labor, education and trade industry partners a chance to highlight how apprenticeships prepare workers for the jobs in-demand today and in the future. The TWC’s ApprenticeshipTexas encourages local employers and industry partners to develop new apprenticeship training programs and expand on current Registered Apprenticeship training programs for new occupations and underrepresented populations.

Employers seeking information on building the core components of a Registered Apprenticeship training program should contact TWC at ApprenticeshipTexas@twc.state.tx.us or visit the ApprenticeshipTexas website.

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