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TWC Continues to Provide Employment Services to Texans
AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) encourages unemployment claimants to utilize employment resources such as the Skills Enhancement Initiative and Workforce Solutions Centers. These employment services as well as state unemployment insurance and State Extended Benefits will continue after CARES Act funding expires on December 26, 2020. The federal CARES Act programs known as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) were created through Federal Legislation as temporary assistance programs. For Texans affected by this, the TWC has a number of ways to guide workers to new opportunities and connect them to resources.
By Texas Workforce Commission Posted 12-04-2020
TWC Pursuing All Strategies to Limit COVID’s Impact On 2021 Taxes, Keep Employer Tax Rates as Low as Possible
AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) continues to explore options to keep the 2021 tax rates as low as possible for Texas employers as Texas and the entire nation continue to deal with the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. TWC expects the 2021 tax rate notices will be mailed to Texas employers in February 2021. TWC is closely monitoring discussions by Congress regarding potential relief legislation to help limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2021 tax rates.
By Texas Workforce Commission Posted 12-02-2020
Texas Workforce Commission Accepts $4.9 million Donation from IKEA
AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) accepted a donation from the IKEA US Community Foundation in the amount of $4.9 million to directly support Texans affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to help fund education, business, and apprenticeship initiatives.
By Texas Workforce Commission Posted 12-01-2020
CARES Act Expires December 26, 2020
Texas is not authorized to pay any federally funded pandemic-related unemployment claim benefits after 39 weeks from the date your claim started or after December 26, 2020, whichever comes first.
By Texas Workforce Commission Posted 12-01-2020
WEB VIDEO: Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Participate In Small Business Saturday
Governor Greg Abbott today released a new web video encouraging Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28th. In the video, the Governor urges Texans to shop small, shop local, and help support businesses in their community throughout the holiday season — whether safely in-person or online.
By Office of the Texas Governor Posted 11-26-2020
Governor Abbott, TDEM Launch Bamlanivimab Infusion Wing At Alternate Care Site In El Paso
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division Of Emergency Management (TDEM) has established a bamlanivimab infusion wing at the state-run alternate care site (ACS) in El Paso to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19. The infusion wing, which began accepting patients today, has been provided with 1,000 doses of bamlanivimab through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ACS infusion wing is part of a pilot program developed through a partnership between TDEM and HHS.
By Office of the Texas Governor Posted 11-24-2020
Austin Pain Clinic Expands and Delivers Enhanced Quality Pain Treatment Services
AUSTIN, Texas — Today, Excelsior Pain Management, headed by noted physician Dr. Jonathan Chin, announced the expansion of its Austin medical services. Considered one of the country’s leading experts on pain management, Dr. Chin brings a lifetime of training to treat and alleviate pain with the highest level of compassionate care. He helps patients manage not only chronic conditions, but also aches and pains caused by the pandemic quarantine, in which people have had considerably less mobility from having to stay at home. Less activity has led to new medical issues.
By Excelsior Pain Management Posted 11-23-2020
Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced the guiding principles for Texas' COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state's initial distribution for COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month. These principles have been established by the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP), created by DSHS to make recommendations on vaccine allocation decisions, including identifying groups that should be vaccinated first to provide the most protection to vulnerable populations and critical state resources.
By Office of the Texas Governor Posted 11-23-2020
Texas Unemployment Rate is 6.9 Percent in October
AUSTIN ? Texas’ private sector added 136,300 jobs over the month, and the Texas unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in October from 8.3 percent in September. The Texas unemployment rate for October 2020 is in line with the National unemployment rate of 6.9 percent.
By Texas Workforce Commission Posted 11-20-2020
Governor Abbott Provides Update On Bamlanivimab Distribution To Hospitals Across Texas
Governor Greg Abbott today traveled to Lubbock to hold a briefing with local officials and provide an update on the distribution of bamlanivimab, the Eli Lilly & Company monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has allocated this initial shipment of bamlanivimab to acute care hospitals across Texas, including hospitals in Lubbock, with additional doses expected to be shipped each week. DSHS prioritized communities with high COVID-19 disease burden for this initial allotment through a formula that included total new case counts in the area, new COVID-19 hospital admissions and total COVID-19 hospital patients.
By Office of the Texas Governor Posted 11-19-2020
Foster Care in Texas is Poised to Build on its Successes
Imagine wanting to be foster parents to a child in need and then getting a call that your wish had come true. A 3-month-old-boy needed care and was ready to be brought home, but with a complication: The young child was infected with COVID-19. Jonathan's Place, a child-serving organization based in the Dallas area, made that call earlier this year. And the parents on the other end of the line did not hesitate, agreeing to take in the child and provide him with the love and care he needed, even at some risk to themselves.
By Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS) Posted 11-18-2020
City of Houston Launches Computer Access Program
November 16, 2020 -- City Council recently approved an $800,000 program to provide computers to low-income Houstonians. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Task Force has partnered with Comp-U-Dopt, a non-profit that provides technology access and education to underserved youth, to distribute up to 1,900 computers for free to qualifying applicants from now until December 30, 2020.
By Office of the Houston Mayor Posted 11-18-2020
Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative submits report to Governor Abbott
Report Addresses Education and Workforce Needs to Spur Economic Growth Across Texas Nov. 18, 2020, Austin, TX – The Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative, a joint endeavor among the Commissioners of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), today released its latest report to Gov. Greg Abbott.
By Texas Workforce Commission Posted 11-18-2020
Finalists for 2020 Texas Workforce Solutions Large and Small Employers of the Year Announced by TWC
AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today that S&B Engineers and Constructors, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Amazon are the finalists for the 2020 Texas Workforce Solutions Large Employer of the Year Award. Computer Crusher Recycling Company, Hobbs Bonded Fibers and Research & Advanced Methods Industries are the finalists for the 2020 Texas Workforce Solutions Small Employer of the Year Award.
By Texas Workforce Solutions Posted 11-16-2020
Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce Distribution Of COVID-19 Antibody Therapy To Hospitals Across Texas
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is allocating an initial shipment of bamlanivimab, the Eli Lilly & Company monoclonal antibody therapy, to be distributed as early as next week to acute care hospitals across every geographic region of the state. These weekly shipments of doses have been provided to the state at no cost through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
By Office of the Texas Governor Posted 11-13-2020
Texas Workforce Commission Approves IT Apprenticeship Program
AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) approved a new Information Technology (IT) Registered Apprenticeship program. The decision, taken during National Apprenticeship Week, will expand opportunities for employers to develop registered apprenticeship programs that help employees learn crucial career skills on the job. The commissioners approved the use of $3 million in funds from the Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for the new program.
By Texas Workforce Commission Posted 11-13-2020
Texas Workforce Commission Celebrates Texas Veterans for Their Service
AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) would like to thank all veterans for their sacrifice and service this Veterans Day. There are currently 1.7 million veterans in Texas, and an estimated 967,000 of these veterans are eligible for work. TWC encourages Texas employers to take advantage of the unique talents, skills and discipline that Veterans bring to Texas’ workforce in a wide variety of industries and occupations of the skills.
By Texas Workforce Commission Posted 11-11-2020
State Of Texas Prepared To Swiftly Distribute COVID-19 Treatments Becoming Available
Yesterday was the first day of what will be many announcements in the coming weeks about the availability of medicines and vaccines to combat COVID-19. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the immediate use of the first medical treatment developed for people who contract COVID-19. An antibody drug by Eli Lilly & Co., called bamlanivimab, has been shown to improve the symptoms of people who contract the virus and prevent hospitalizations.
By Office of the Texas Governor Posted 11-10-2020
Governor Abbott Announces New CKD Corporation Investment In Austin
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Japan-based company CKD Corporation will establish its first U.S. production site in Austin. The $13 million investment will create up to 70 new jobs and is scheduled to begin operations in Fall 2021. CKD Corporation provides an extensive array of automation technology products found in a wide range of industries including automotive, packaging, and medical. The Austin manufacturing facility will produce fluid control components for the semiconductor industry.
By Office of the Texas Governor Posted 11-10-2020
$30,000 Awarded to Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Liftoff Houston! Start-Up Business Plan Competition
November 9, 2020 -- Three Houston residents each took home $10,000 to fund their entrepreneurship goals after they were selected as winners of the 2020 Liftoff Houston! Start-Up Business Plan Competition. The announcements were made on Friday, Nov. 7, after nine finalists presented their business plans to a panel of judges on Pitch Day.
By Office of the Houston Mayor Posted 11-09-2020
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