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 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.  

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and being a part of the TWC/IAWP 23rd Annual Conference in Grapevine, Texas? TWC is seeking proposals for creative and exciting conference sessions that will broaden horizons, enrich experiences and challenge workforce professionals in attendance. Proposal deadline date is March 1, 2019.

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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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Texas Workforce Commission Financial Conference

On July 29-31, 2019, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will host a statewide financial conference for recipients and subrecipients of state and federal grant awards that TWC makes. Topics will cover administrative, cost, and audit requirements.

Conference Location:

Holiday Inn – Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752

Conference Registration:

Registration for this conference has reached capacity. To be placed on a wait list for conference registration, please e-mail TWC Conference Planning and ask to be placed on the registration wait list for the TWC Financial Conference 2019. There is no conference registration fee, but confirmed registration is required for attendance.
 

Hotel Lodging Reservations:

Individuals are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements. A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the following locations.
 

Holiday Inn – Austin Midtown

This is the conference location. The reserved block of sleeping rooms has reached capacity at this location. Space may become available if individual room cancellations occur. To check availability at this location:

The conference room rate at the Holiday Inn – Austin Midtown is $130/night, plus taxes and fees for the room block. Complimentary self-parking. Complimentary shuttle within a three-mail radius. The room block rate is available until July 8, 2019, subject to room availability.

Courtyard Marriot Austin – University Area
5660 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin Texas 78751

A small overflow block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for this event at the Courtyard Marriot Austin – University Area. Use the Courtyard Marriot’s Financial Conference link  to reserve a sleeping room at this location. The room block rate at the Courtyard Marriot Austin – University Area is $109/night, plus taxes and fees. The room block rate is available until July 8, 2019, subject to room availability.

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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:

May 2-3 , 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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DiverseAbility Forum - Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Join us and business leaders, state agencies and vocational rehabilitation partners to share keys to recruiting and developing individuals with disabilities. Hosted by the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, TWC Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers, Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and the University of North Texas.

The forum will be held on August 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites - Frisco, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, Texas 75034.

Registration:

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

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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.

Save the Date:

3rd Annual ApprenticeshipTexas Conference
September 19-20, 2019
Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk
217 North St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Registration:

Register here or for more information on the 3rd Annual ApprenticeshipTexas Conference or call Texas Workforce Commission Conference Planning at 512-463-6389.

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