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, families, 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 network, a local and statewide network comprised of the agency, 28 workforce development boards, and their contracted service providers and community partners. This network gives customers local access to job-search resources, career training and temporary financial assistance. TWC provides unemployment benefits services through five Tele-Centers and administers unemployment tax through numerous local tax offices.
TWC’s Civil Rights Division provides the following services: employment and housing discrimination complaint investigations, training and technical assistance to the public and private entities, and personal policy reviews of state agencies and institutions of higher education.
TWC’s 28 Workforce Development Boards have over 180 offices around the state. Workforce Solutions offices offer one-on-one services that help workers find and keep good jobs and help employers hire the skilled workers they need to grow their business.
Visit your Texas Workforce Development Boards Websites here.