Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

June 21, 2018 - Texas to Expand High Quality Child Care Programs in Texas

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today approved plans for the use of $229.9 million in federal child care block grant funding for Fiscal Year 2019 with a clear focus on working to increase the quality of care and strengthen early learning across the state. It is the single largest federal allocation increase in the history of the Texas Child Care Development Fund program. Read more about the federal child care block grant in the press release.

June 21, 2018 - Hendrick Provider Network Partners with Texas State Technical College for $110,512 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Hendrick Provider Network has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $110,512 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas area. Read more about the TSTC West Texas grant in the press release.

June 15, 2018 -Texas Economy Adds 34,700 Positions in May

Austin - The Texas economy added 34,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in May, which marked 23 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 352,100 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.9 percent. Private-sector employers added 34,300 positions over the month. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May, unchanged from April 2018. Read more about the June labor market in the press release.

June 13, 2018 - TWC Awards Grants in Support of Camp Code for Girls

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded seven grants totaling $593,356 for Camp Code to focus on increasing the interest of middle school girls in coding and computer science by providing summer camps. Read more about Camp Code for Girls in the press release.

June 13, 2018 - TWC Commissioner Ruth Ruggero Hughs to Join Landmark Gathering of State and Federal STEM Education Leaders at the White House

AUSTIN ⎯ Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth Ruggero Hughs of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) was recently invited to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on June 25-26, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Read more about the STEM Summit at the White House in the press release.

June 4, 2018 - Nearly $1 Million Awarded to 13 Colleges and Universities to Host STEM Camps

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded 13 grants totaling $992,526 to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the Governor’s Summer Merit Program. Read more about the Summer Merit program in the press release.

May 31, 2018 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Arlington

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Arlington–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on July 19-20 at the Arlington Convention Center. The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas. Read more about the Arlington TBC in the press release.

May 30, 2018 - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Texas State Technical College for $419,590 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A Manufacturing Consortium, including Lonestar Industries Inc. dba Buzzi Unicem USA and United States Gypsum Company, have partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $419,590 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas area. Read more about the TSTC Sweetwater grant in the press release.

May 24, 2018 - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Texas State Technical College for $197,253 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ A Manufacturing Consortium, including PRISM Plastics Inc. and Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc., has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $197,253 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Cameron area. Read more about the TSTC grant in the press release.

May 22, 2016 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Odessa

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Odessa–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on June 22 at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. Read more about the Odessa TBC in the press release.

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Press Release Audio Downloads

  • 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
  • August 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)Augus 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioAugust 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • August 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)August 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioAugust 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • July 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Chairman Andres AlcantarJuly 2017 Labor Market Data AudioJuly 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • June 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)June 2017 Labor Market Data Audio EnglishJune 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text English PDF
  • June 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)June 2017 Labor Market Data Audio SpanishJune 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text Spanish PDF
  • May 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezMay 2017 Labor Market Data AudioMay 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • April 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth HughsApril 2017 Labor Market Data AudioApril 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • March 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Chairman Andres AlcantarMarch 2017 Labor Market Data AudioMarch 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • February 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezFebruary 2017 Labor Market Data AudioFebruary 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • January 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth R. HughsJanuary 2017 Labor Market Data Audio January 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • December 2016 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Chairman Andres AlcantarDecember 2016 Labor Market Data Audio December 2016 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF

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