Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

April 20, 2018 - Texas Sdds 32,000 Nonfarm Positions in March

AUSTIN ⎯ The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.0 percent in March and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 32,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in March, which marked 21 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 294,100 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.4 percent in March. Read more about the March unemployment rate in the press release.

April 13, 2018 - Summer Work Program Aims to Connect 2,000 Texas Students with Jobs

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the kickoff of its 2018 Summer Earn and Learn program that provides students with disabilities, aged 16-22, with work readiness training and paid work experience. The program is a partnership between TWC, Texas Workforce Solutions Offices and Texas Workforce Solutions–Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS). Read more about the Summer Earn and Learn program in the press release.

April 11, 2018 - CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Partners with Del Mar College for $500,000 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ CHRISTUS Spohn Health System and Del Mar College have partnered to provide job training using a $500,000 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Coastal Bend area. Read more about the Del Mar College Skills Grant in the press release.

April 11, 2018 - Texas Workforce Commission Launches TexasLaborAnalysis.com

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the launch of TexasLaborAnalysis.com, an online suite of labor analysis tools designed to provide insight into Texas’ labor supply and demand. Texas Labor Analysis (TLA) presents wage data, occupational projections, current labor supply, Help Wanted Online job posting data, and more. Read more about the TLA analysis tools in the press release.

April 10, 2018 - CK Technologies, LLC Partners with Texas Southmost College for $361,033 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ CK Technologies, LLC and Texas Southmost College have partnered to provide job training using a $361,033 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 Texas Southmost College grant in the press release.

April 10, 2018 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in San Angelo

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites San Angelo–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on May 11 at the McNease 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 San Angelo conference in the press release.

April 6, 2018 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in El Paso

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites El Paso–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on May 4 at the El Paso Marriott. 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 conference in the press release.

April 6, 2018 - E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Firestone Polymers, LLC Partner with Lamar State College for $316,251 Job-Training Grants

AUSTIN ⎯ E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Firestone Polymers, LLC have partnered with Lamar State College to provide job training using $316,251 Skills Development Fund grants from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas area. Read more about the grants in the press release.

April 5, 2018 - Maritime Technology Consortium Partners with San Jacinto College for $382,548 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ AET Offshore Services, Inc., Buffalo Marine Service, Inc., G&H Towing, Harley Marine Gulf, LLC, Higman Barge Lines, Inc., J.M.S. Marine Services, LLC and Martin Resource Management Corp. have partnered with San Jacinto College to provide job training using a $382,548 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast Texas area. Read more about the grant in the press release.

April 3, 2018 - Texas Employers Commit to the Texas Internship Challenge

AUSTIN ⎯ Employers throughout Texas are accepting and reaffirming their commitment to the Texas Internship Challenge. Texas’ Tri-Agency partners last week met in Austin, Texas with employer, industry associations and education representatives to reaffirm their commitment to the “Texas Internship Challenge,” a joint partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to promote paid internships. Read more about the Texas Internship Challenge in the press release.

March 30, 2018 - Texas Middle and High Schools Showcase Innovative Young Scientists at 2018 Texas Science and Engineering Fair

SAN ANTONIO—More than 1,200 bright young Texans vied for prizes last weekend at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair, a competition that brings together top science fair winners from across the state. The event was hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, March 24-March 25. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has co-sponsored the competition for 17 consecutive years with ExxonMobil. Read more about the event in the press release.

March 23, 2018 - State Agencies to Host Sixth Annual Historically Underutilized Business Vendor Fair

AUSTIN - Select state agencies and universities will be on hand for a networking opportunity targeted to businesses owned by women, service-disabled veterans and minorities for an event where they can learn about vendor opportunities, state business needs and network with state government procurement staff member. Read more about the event in the press release.

March 23, 2018 - Technology Consortium Partners with Richland College for $523,089 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN - A Technology Consortium, including ARGO Data Resource Corp., GXA Network Solutions and The Wilkins Group, have partnered with Richland College to provide job training using a $523,089 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area. Read more about the grant in the press release.

March 23, 2018 - Texas Private-Sector Employers Add 42,800 Positions in February

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas economy added 40,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in February, which marked 20 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 285,200 jobs for an annual employment growth rate 2.3 percent in February. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.0 percent in February and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. Read more about the February unemployment rate in the press release.

March 22, 2018 - TWC Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act

AUSTIN – During April, the nation celebrates Fair Housing Month and this year, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) joins in reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act.  The federal act and its state counterpart, the Texas Fair Housing Act, prohibit discrimination in housing based on disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex and familial status. Read more about the anniversary in the press release.

March 21, 2018 - Students to Compete at 2018 Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio

AUSTIN – More than 1,200 Texas middle and high school students will present their outstanding projects at the 2018 Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF). The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) continues its commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the success of tomorrow’s workforce by co-sponsoring the event for the 17th consecutive year with ExxonMobil. Read more about the fair in the press release.

March 21, 2018 - Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in The Woodlands

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites The Woodlands–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law update on April 19 and 20 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & 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 conference in the press release.

March 9, 2018 - Texas Adds 240,500 Jobs Over the Year

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 240,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs over the year, including 16,000 jobs added in January. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.0 percent in January, marking 93 consecutive months of annual growth. Read more about the January unemployment rate in the press release.

 

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Press Release Audio Downloads

  • 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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