Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

November 12, 2018 - TWC Celebrates Texas Apprenticeship Week and National Apprenticeship Week

AUSTIN – During national Apprenticeship Week and Texas Apprenticeship Week, The Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) ApprenticeshipTexas encourages employers to discover how Registered Apprenticeship programs provide training opportunities for businesses, education partners, labor organizations and industry associations meet the ongoing need for a skilled workforce. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation recognizing November 12-16, 2018 as Texas Apprenticeship Week to distinguish the importance of apprenticeship programs and the cutting edge of workforce development in Texas. Read more about Texas Apprenticeship Week.

November 7, 2018 - Amarillo College Partners With Health Care Consortium for $549,774 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A health care consortium, consisting of Amarillo Medical Services, BSA Hospital LLC and Northwest Texas Healthcare System Inc., has partnered with Amarillo College to provide job training using a $549,774 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Panhandle area. Read more about the Amarillo College grant in the press release.

November 5, 2018 - Texas Workforce Commission Launches Jobs Y’all Career Exploration Campaign

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced a statewide career exploration campaign and website called “Jobs Y’all: Your Career. Your Story.” The campaign is designed to inspire young Texans to discover and explore the state’s in-demand industries and learn about skills needed to enter the workforce. Read more about the Jobs Y'all campaign and website in the press release.

November 5, 2018 - Texas Workforce Commission Celebrates Texas Veterans for Their Service

AUSTIN – In honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) would like to thank all veterans for their sacrifice and service. The number of veterans in Texas is estimated to be 1.7 million, and an estimated 967,000 of these veterans are eligible for work. TWC encourages Texas employers to hire our veterans and take advantage of the unique talents, skills and discipline that our nation’s returning veterans provide in a variety of industries and occupations. Read more of the Veterans Day message from the TWC Commissioners.

November 1, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Partners With CyberDefenses Inc. to Support Texas Industry Partnership Initiative

AUSTIN ⎯ CyberDefenses Inc. and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (Rural Capital) have partnered to establish a cybersecurity training academy and apprenticeship program. The program is part of the Texas Industry Partnership (TIP) initiative and will help up to 90 eligible participants become cybersecurity professionals. This customized training is made possible using a $95,000 TIP grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and leverage funds of $95,000 from CyberDefenses Inc. The grant will benefit workers in the Rural Capital area. Read more about the Rural Capital grant in the press release.

November 1, 2018 - Shannon Medical Center Partners With Howard College for $142,054 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Shannon Medical Center has partnered with Howard College to provide job training using a $142,054 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Concho Valley area. Read more about the Howard College grant in the press release.

October 26, 2018 - Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Hiring Fair to Take Place November 8

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host veterans hiring fairs in 29 cities throughout Texas on Thursday, Nov. 8. TWC’s seventh annual Hiring Red, White & You! statewide hiring fair is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission to connect veterans and their spouses in Texas with employers who are seeking veterans’ exceptional skills. Read more about the Hiring Red, White & You! statewide hiring fair in the press release.

October 24, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Concho Valley and City of San Angelo Development Corporation Partner with Howard College to Target High-Demand Job Training

AUSTIN ⎯ The City of San Angelo Development Corporation (COSADC) and Workforce Solutions Concho Valley (Concho Valley) have partnered with Howard College to train and increase the number of workers in the residential construction industry. The training is made possible using a $100,000 High-Demand Job Training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) which is leveraged with funds of $167,769 from COSADC. The grant will benefit workers in the Concho Valley area. Read more about the Concho Valley grant in the press release.

October 23, 2018 - TWC Announces Finalists for 2018 Texas Workforce Solutions Employers of the Year

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today that Samsung Austin Semiconductor of Austin, Lowe’s Companies Inc. of Aransas Pass and Eaton’s B-Line of Sherman are the finalists for the 2018 Texas Workforce Solutions Large Employer of the Year Award. KAT Excavation & Construction Inc. of Sour Lake, Presco Products of Sherman and La Voz 93.3 FM of Abilene are the finalists for the 2018 Texas Workforce Solutions Small Employer of the Year Award. Read more about the 2018 Workforce Solutions employers of the year finalists in the press release.

October 19, 2018 - Texas’ Unemployment Rate Falls to New Record Low 3.8 Percent

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, down from 3.9 percent in August 2018 and setting a new record for the lowest unemployment rate recorded in four decades. The Texas economy added 15,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in September. Annual employment growth for Texas was 3.3 percent in September, marking 27 consecutive months of annual growth. Read more about the September labor market in the press release.

October 18, 2018 - Business Consortium Partners With Collin College for $294,190 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A business consortium, consisting of Applied Concepts Inc., ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc., and Networkers Inc. (Gattaca Americas), has partnered with Collin College to provide job training using a $294,190 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas and Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas areas. Read more about the Collin College grant in the press release.

October 17, 2018 - TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez Announced as Recipient of the 2018 Appointed Official of the Year Award by the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children

AUSTIN ⎯ At theirecent Annual Conference in Galveston, Texas, the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC) recognized Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez as the recipient of their Appointed Official of the Year award for 2018. Read more about the award in the press release.

October 17, 2018 - TWC Welcomes Newly Appointed Commissioner Representing the Public Robert D. Thomas

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is pleased to welcome its new Commissioner Representing the Public, Robert D. Thomas of Austin. Commissioner Thomas joins the three-member Commission and will serve as the representative for the public promoting and supporting the growth of Texas’ world-class employers and talented workforce that will continue to lead the Texas economy toward a promising future. Read more about the appointment of Commissioner Thomas in the press release.

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  • September 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezSeptember 2018 Labor Market Data AudioSeptember 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • August 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)August 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioAugust 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • August 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)August 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioAugust 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • July 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezJuly 2018 Labor Market Data AudioJuly 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • June 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)June 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioJune 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • June 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)June 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioJune 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • May 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezMay 2018 Labor Market Data AudioMay 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • April 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)April 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioApril 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • April 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)April 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioApril 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • March 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezMarch 2018 Labor Market Data AudioMarch 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • February 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)February 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioFebruary 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • February 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)February 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioFebruary 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • January 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezJanuary 2018 Labor Market Data AudioJanuary 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • December 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)December 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioDecember 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • December 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)December 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioDecember 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • November 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)November 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioNovember 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • November 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)November 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioNovember 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • October 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)October 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioOctober 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • October 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)October 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioOctober 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • September 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezSeptember 2017 Labor Market Data AudioSeptember 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF

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