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Dec 11, 2013
Texas A&M University - Central Texas signs with EWCHEC
Officials with Texas State Technical College, Temple College and Texas A&M University – Central Texas signed documents to officially add Texas A&M to the East Williamson County Higher Education Center campus.
Dec 3, 2013
Pay gap grows for Texas women, report says
For the first time in more than 15 years, the gender pay gap for Texas women has dipped below the national average gender pay gap.
Nov 21, 2013
Why Do Some Americans Leave the Bottom of the Economic Ladder, but Not Others?
Pew Research Report Examines Why Some Americans Escape Poverty, but Not Others
Oct 28, 2013
If It Sounds Too Good...
Individuals Posing as Employers in to Scam Job Seekers
Oct 25, 2013
Second Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Job Fairs to be Held Nov. 14
Job fairs for veterans and spouses hosted by 28 local workforce development board areas across Texas
Oct 22, 2013
TWC Announces Five Finalists for 2013 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year
Durcon, Inc. of Taylor included as one of the 2013 finalists.
Oct 3, 2013
Texas Workforce Commission Announces Formation of Texas Rising Star Workgroup, Public Meeting
The newly formed Texas Rising Star (TRS) Workgroup will hold a public meeting in Austin on Wednesday, October 9 at 9 a.m. to begin reviewing the TRS child care provider certification program guidelines and formulating its recommendations to be presented to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) next spring.
Sep 30, 2013 Goes Mobile
Texas job seekers now have access to thousands of jobs through the mobile-friendly site
Sep 26, 2013
TWC Warns Texas Job Seekers about False Employer Scams
Agency encourages Texas residents to protect personally identifiable information
Sep 20, 2013
Austin unemployment rate continues steady decline
The Austin region's seasonally adjusted unemployment fell to 5.2 percent in August, down from 5.6 percent in July and 5.9 percent in the same period last year, according to a report Friday from the Texas Workforce Commission.
Aug 19, 2013
"Don't Be in the Dark" about Child Care
State agency gears up to go after illegal day care
Aug 16, 2013
Texas Economy Grows by 19,900 Jobs in July
Unemployment rate steady at 6.5 percent
Aug 5, 2013
7 steps for turning part-time work into full-time jobs
Getting a full-time job seems more and more frequently to involve turning a part-time or contract position into a full-time one.
Jul 19, 2013
Texas Records More Job Growth in June with 5,800 Jobs Added
Unemployment rate unchanged in June
Jun 12, 2013
Won't hire convicted criminals? Uncle Sam might have a problem with that
If you've got a policy against hiring anyone with a criminal record, you better review guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
May 26, 2013
Economist: The Definition of a 'Job' is Changing
Jon Roberts consults with local governments and economic developers throughout the country, and, almost every time he goes, the questions tend to lead to the same point — jobs and how to get more of them.
May 23, 2013
Texas has 8 of top 15 fastest-growing cities in US
New estimates show Texas has eight of the nation’s 15 fastest-growing cities and San Marcos tops the list.
May 17, 2013
Texas Employers Add 33,100 jobs in April
State annual growth above 2.5 percent since beginning of 2012
May 8, 2013
Texas Workforce Commission Announces Public Hearing for Child Care and Development Fund State Plan
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will hold a public hearing in Austin on Wednesday, June 5 at 1 p.m. to receive public comments on the proposed Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015.
May 1, 2013
100 jobs that bring the highest salaries
Medical fields dominate the highest-paying jobs list, led by anesthesiologists, who bring in an average of $232,830 each year.
May 1, 2013
These are the 100 highest-paying jobs in Austin
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces annual wage estimates for 22 major employment sectors and more than 800 individual occupations. Below are two lists of newly released 2012 figures for the Austin market (officially known as the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX, metropolitan area).
Apr 29, 2013
TWC Unveils Online Resource for Economic Development
SitesOnTexas 2.0 to help attract businesses and economic development to Texas
Apr 24, 2013
TWC Offers Tips for Teens and Employers for Summer Hiring
As summer approaches, the number of teenagers looking for work increases dramatically.
Apr 21, 2013
Gary Job Corps in San Marcos lifts enrollment freeze
On April 21, Gary Job Corps lifted a 12-week admissions freeze that had resulted in steep enrollment declines for the federal education and career training institution in San Marcos.
Apr 19, 2013
Texas Unemployment Rate Steady in March
329,500 jobs added over the year
Mar 29, 2013
Texas Adds 80,600 Jobs in February
Nearly 360,000 jobs added in 12 months.
Jan 25, 2013
Q & A: Potential ADA Compliance Implications Concerning Individuals with Food Allergies
Schools should evaluate their food service plan to assess whether reasonable modifications for students with disabilities are necessary to avoid discrimination.
Jan 24, 2013
New Family Budgets Tool Highlights What Texas Families Must Earn to Meet Basic Needs
The Center for Public Policy Priorities has created the 'Better Texas Family Budgets', an online public education tool that measures what it really takes to survive and thrive across 26 metropolitan areas for eight different family sizes.
Jan 15, 2013
Colleges Create Social Media Degrees
Social media degree programs have been popping up at a number of colleges over the last year. And their creators say that the interdisciplinary skills required for this field can be taught best in a degree or certificate program.
Jan 3, 2013
'Fiscal cliff' deal extends federal unemployment benefits for 120,000 Texans

About 120,000 Texans will continue to receive federal unemployment insurance as part of the "fiscal cliff" agreement reached this week, the Texas Workforce Commission said Thursday.