About TWC

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor’s economic development strategy. One of TWC’s major functions is to provide support services, including child care, for targeted populations participating in workforce training. TWC has administered the Texas Rising Star program since its inception.


The mission of TWC is to promote and support a workforce system that creates value and offers employers, individuals, and communities the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity. The TWC Mission, Vision and Philosophy give more information about our goals and core beliefs.


The Commission is the governing body of the Texas Workforce Commission, comprised of three commissioners appointed by the Governor, one each representing employers, labor and the public.

The agency is presided over by the Commission and administered by the Executive Director to operate an integrated workforce development system and administer the unemployment benefits program in Texas.

TWC is part of Texas Workforce Solutions, a local and statewide network comprised of the agency, 28 workforce development boards, and their contracted early learning programs and community partners. This network gives customers local access to workforce solutions and statewide services at numerous Workforce Solutions offices. TWC provides unemployment benefits services through five Tele-Centers and administers unemployment tax through numerous local tax offices.

TWC’s  is governed by its own set of commissioners. The Commission on Human Rights establishes policies for the division and supervises the director in administering the activities of the division. The Commission on Human Rights is the state authority established as a fair employment practice agency.

Use the Programs & Services menu to find more detailed information about the programs and services TWC provides. Learn more about TWC on their website: www.twc.state.tx.us

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