Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency that oversees and provides workforce development services to employers and job seekers in Texas.
The major functions of TWC include developing the workforce, providing support services including child care for targeted populations participating in workforce training and adult education and literacy services, providing services for people with disabilities to obtain training and employment, and administering the unemployment benefits and tax programs.
TWC also provides information and analysis on shifts in occupations and industries within the state and seeks to reduce discrimination in employment and housing through education and enforcement of state and federal laws.
Unemployment Benefits is an employer-paid program that provides temporary financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and meet Texas' eligibility requirements.
To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Texas and meet all of the following:
- Be unemployed or working reduced hours though no fault of your own, and
- Worked in Texas during the past 12 months (this period may be longer in some cases), and
- Earned a minimum amount of past wages, as determined by Texas guidelines, and
- Meet the ongoing eligibility requirements, including being able to and available for work and actively seeking work each week you are collecting benefits.
Apply for benefits online:
- Click Here
- Sign up for a TWC Internet User ID.
- Log on with your existing TWC User ID or create a new User ID.
- Select Apply for Benefits.
For assistance, call 1-800-939-6631 and speak with a Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) customer service representative.
WorkInTexas.com is a comprehensive online job search resource and matching system developed and maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission. It provides recruiting assistance to Texas employers of all types and sizes, and job search assistance to any individual seeking work in Texas.