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Dec 19, 2011
The Fastest-Growing, Highest-Paying Texas Industries
It’s no secret that Texas is dominating job creation in the U.S., despite a still-weak national economy. But what industries are growing fastest and paying the most?
Dec 12, 2011
Costco to Build Store in Cedar Park
The warehouse membership club chain Costco announced plans to open a store in Cedar Park late next year at Town Center, located at the northwest corner of RM 1431 and Toll 183A.
Dec 12, 2011
Texas Comptroller Declares Economic Recession Over
The Texas comptroller said Monday that the economic recovery is taking hold, producing higher than expected tax revenues and possibly resulting in a budget surplus in 2013.
Nov 15, 2011
Social Security Launches New Spanish Online Services
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency’s most popular online services, the applications for retirement and Medicare and for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, are now available in Spanish.
Oct 21, 2011
TWC Requests $1,423,992 in Federal Funds
In response to the damage caused by wildfires in Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that the agency has requested $1,423,992 in Disaster Relief Employment from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to fund 60 temporary jobs in the area, an increase from the initial request for $712,685.
Oct 10, 2011
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Now Available in 23 Texas Counties
AUSTIN – Workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to wildfires in Navarro County may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as a result of an expansion of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4029-DR). Anderson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Cass, Colorado, Fayette, Henderson, Hill, Gregg, Grimes, Harrison, Houston, Leon, Marion, Montgomery, Rusk, Smith, Travis, Upshur, Walker, Waller and Williamson counties had previously been approved to receive assistance under the declaration.
Oct 3, 2011
Disaster Unemployment Aid Deadline Approaching

Workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to wildfires in Bastrop County must apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) by 11:59 p.m. CST Thursday, Oct. 13 under Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4029-DR).

Sep 8, 2011
BASTROP OFFICE OPEN - Updated 09/08/11 - 3:00pm
The Workforce Solutions office in Bastrop, TX will open for normal business hours (8:00am - 5:00pm) on Friday, September 9, 2011.

UPDATED 09/08/11 - 3:00pm
Aug 10, 2011
Durcon consolidating U.S. operations in Taylor, adding 65 new jobs
Durcon Inc., the Taylor-based maker of work surfaces for laboratories, is moving all its U.S. operations to Taylor, which will result in an expansion of its Central Texas facilities and 65 new jobs.
Jul 29, 2011
Take Charge of Business at Texas Business Conference in San Marcos
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is inviting San Marcos-area business owners and managers to the Texas Business Conference (TBC) on Friday, August 12 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.
Jul 22, 2011
Texas Employers Add 32,000 Jobs in June
Texas unemployment rate remains well below national average.
Jun 17, 2011
Texas Unemployment Rate Steady at 8.0 Percent
Total Nonfarm Employment increased by 8,800 jobs in May
Jun 6, 2011
Incentives, simpler loans lure businesses, jobs to Taylor
The Taylor Economic Development Corporation has helped 15 businesses move or expand in Taylor since 2008, including Wilco Recycling, Eccentrix Technologies, KG Industries and CM Energy.
May 20, 2011
Texas Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.0 Percent
Total Nonfarm Employment increased by 32,900 in April
Apr 29, 2011
New Online Tools Link Texas Teachers to Job Opportunities
TWC and TEA team up to help displaced teachers find employment
Apr 20, 2011
The Good & the Bad at Job Fair
Seekers still outnumber employers, but that is beginning to change
Mar 25, 2011
Texas Employers Continue Adding Jobs
Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.2 Percent