Texas Workforce Commission's List of Employer Resources 2018
The Texas Workforce Commission has compiled a number of resources for employers including workforce training and learning opportunities. Commissioner Ruth Hughs’ office has compiled this helpful resource and shared it with NFIB/Texas to distribute to our small business members.
Employer Commissioner Services
Employer hotline (800-832-9394) and public email address ([email protected]). The Commissioner’s legal team answers employment law questions (M-F 8a-5p) from employers. They receive an average of 1,200 calls per month from employers.
Texas Business Today | Quarterly informational newsletter available for free online covering issues and interests of Texas employers. Currently, we have over 21,000 subscribers to this newsletter.
Especially for Texas Employers | Employment law reference handbook with valuable information on a variety of workplace issues.
Texas Business Conferences | A series of employer seminars held each year throughout the state. Employers who attend the seminars learn about state and federal employment laws and the unemployment claim and appeal process. Conference participants may qualify for professional credit.
This program assists recently separated service members and their spouses who are experiencing challenges in finding employment, completing two to four-year college programs or obtaining an appropriate certification to compete in the Texas job market. Additional assistance for military to civilian transition skills and information is available here.
“We Hire Vets” | A component of Texas Operation Home, this program is an employer recognition program in partnership with Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Texas Veterans Commission, and TWC Workforce Solutions offices to recognize Texas employers for their commitment to hiring veterans. Through this program, employers whose workforce is composed of at least 10% military veterans are eligible to receive a “We Hire Vets” employer recognition decal to display on the employer’s storefront as well as electronic decal to display on the employer’s website. You can either self-nominate yourself or nominate a business.
Skills for Transition Program | This grant will help will help separating service members who plan to remain in Texas by providing up to $2,000 in training for veterans in high-growth, high-demand occupations at a local community college. Funding for this program will assist military members who are preparing to separate from service within 180 days left in service or 180 days post service, and plan to remain in Texas.
Military Family Support Program | This program will help assist military spouses to obtain employment, appropriate licensures, certifications, or new skills to compete in the job market.
Labor Market and Career Information
TWC’s Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) department collects, analyzes and disseminates economic data by occupation and industry. Knowing what is happening in the Texas and local economies helps employers, job seekers and local officials make better business, career, education and economic development decisions. Understanding employment trends helps employers, economic developers, local workforce development boards and researchers promote stable employment and economic growth across Texas. LMCI also provides online tools, publications and resources to help job seekers, parents, students and young adults explore career choices and opportunities.