Today, Governor Abbott announced that Texas would no longer participate in the federally funded unemployment programs effective June 26th. Texas will stop participating in ARPA programs, including Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and the Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation Program (MEUC). TWC and our Workforce Solutions partners continue to offer services to assist individuals in finding employment and their training needs. We will be providing additional information to claimants as we transition away from these programs.
You can see Governor Abbott’s announcement at the following link: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-announces-end-to-federal-pandemic-related-unemployment-benefits
Also, here is the link to the letter he sent to the Department of Labor: https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/O-WalshMartin202105171215.pdf
In addition, please join the Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers and the Office of the Governor-Economic Development & Tourism Division on Thursday, May 20th at 10:00am as we hear from a number of industry association experts discussing best practices, resources and strategies for recruiting, hiring and retaining potential employees. To register, go to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J-cvHAftS4KmEi0EJwA7xQ
Industry Associations/Partners include the following: Workforce Solutions, Texas Economic Development Corporation, Texas Association of Business, National Federation of Independent Business-Texas, Texas Travel Alliance, Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives, Texas Truckers Association, Texas Association of Builders and the Texas Restaurant Association.
Commissioner Representing Employers
Texas Workforce Commission