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Dec 21, 2015
TWC Announces New Online Parent Portal
New website has an array of resources for families
Dec 17, 2015
The next big thing in US trucking: Female drivers
Confronting a severe shortage of drivers, U.S. companies have begun turning to a little-tapped labor pool: women.
Nov 18, 2015
Telecommuting Across the Metro Rises to 6.9% of Workers; Higher Than US’ 4.5%
Nov 11, 2015
Jobs are now in reach for recent veterans
Unemployment rate for veterans is now identical to civilians
Oct 28, 2015
An Epic Moment For San Marcos
Epic Piping, Inc. and the Austin Community College District receive $1.7 million dollar investment in a state of the art industrial pipe fabrication facility.
Oct 15, 2015
TWC Announces Five Finalists for 2015 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today that Campbell Soup Supply Company of Paris, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP of The Woodlands, Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel, Spa & Conference Center, Lockheed Martin Lufkin Operations and Providence Healthcare Network of Waco are the finalists for the 2015 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year Award.
Oct 6, 2015
Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Hiring Fair Features Celebrity Public Service Announcements
Fourth annual statewide veterans hiring event to be held in 27 Texas cities
Sep 14, 2015
Want a big salary after college in Texas? Study medicine, data shows
If you're looking for a big salary after graduating from a Texas university, you'd do well to start studying medicine.
Sep 9, 2015
Job market losing working-age men
Their withdrawal carries significant social, economic costs.
Aug 21, 2015
Texas Job Growth Continues with 31,400 jobs added in July
State’s employer payrolls expand in 57 of the past 58 months
Aug 12, 2015
Intel's diversity hiring doubles in six months
Chip-making giant Intel doubled the number of women and under-represented minorities it hired in the United States over the past six months, after its CEO announced a plan to reach full representation of those groups by 2020.
Jul 4, 2015
The new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay
Jul 3, 2015
Disaster Unemployment Aid Available in 36 Texas Counties
Workers affected by storms in five additional counties may now apply for assistance
Jun 25, 2015
Disaster Unemployment Aid Now Available for Fayette County
FEMA 4223-DR amended to add Fayette County for individual assistance
Jun 19, 2015
Texas Employers Add 33,200 Jobs in May
Lone Star State gains 286,400 positions between May 2014 and May 2015
Jun 17, 2015
Highest Wage Growth in 2014 in Lee, Hays, and Burnet Counties
Information Services, Financial Services and Professional Services Lead Growth
Jun 8, 2015
FEMA Amends Disaster Declaration in Texas
Disaster Unemployment Assistance now available in 23 counties
Jun 2, 2015
How big is Google's Texas footprint?
New report quantifies economic impact of Internet titan
Jun 1, 2015
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Workers in Harris, Hays and Van Zandt Counties
Workers affected by Texas severe storms can apply for assistance
May 22, 2015
Texas Adds 287,000 Jobs Over the Past Year
State unemployment rate remains at lowest level since July 2007
May 13, 2015
Hays and Williamson Counties Have the 1st and 5th Highest Rates of In-Migration Among 290 Medium-sized Counties in the US
All RCA Counties Are Within the Top 20% of Their Size Category
Apr 14, 2015
Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in San Marcos - May 1st
Conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas.
Apr 9, 2015
Google doesn't care where you went to college
Google is consistently rated the best place to work. So you need a degree from Harvard to get in the door, right?
Apr 2, 2015
Texas Middle and High Schools Showcase Innovative Young Scientists at Texas Science and Engineering Fair
21 Austin-area students earned awards at the 29th annual state-level competition:
- Students from Austin, Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, Pflugerville and Round Rock win top prizes.
- For a full list of all Science Fair winners by category and city, please visit:
- For a downloadable photo gallery of all winners, please visit:
Mar 27, 2015
Texas Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.3 Percent in February
Job growth continues with the statewide addition of 7,100 positions
Mar 6, 2015
2015 Begins with Continued Job Growth for Texas
Unemployment continues decline as rate falls to 4.4 percent in January
Feb 11, 2015
EEOC Joins Federal Partners to Produce Resource Guide for Employers
Guide Creates Central Repository of User-Friendly Information and Resources to Increase Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Feb 10, 2015
Medical, Hospitality & Retail Occupations Projected to Grow Fastest in the Next Five Years
Back Office Projected to Create the Most Jobs
Feb 9, 2015
The Rural Capital Area’s Limited English Proficiency Population
Newly published data by the US Census Bureau provides new insight on the size of the limited English proficiency (LEP) population living in the Rural Capita Area.
Jan 23, 2015
TWC Warns Texans to Be Aware of False Unemployment Benefits Websites
Filing for claims is always free, never through third-party
Jan 22, 2015
Take Charge of Business at Texas Business Conference in Horseshoe Bay
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will host Horseshoe Bay-area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers at the Texas Business Conference employment law update on Friday, Feb. 6, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort.