Texas Workforce Commission to Reinstate Work Search Requirements on July 6th
By UnemploymentPUA.com Staff, Thursday, June 18, 2020
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has announced that the work search requirements for Unemployment Benefits will be reinstated on July 6, 2020. These requirements have previously been waived because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Claimants will continue to receive their weekly unemployment insurance benefits, but beginning July 6th they will have to document their work search efforts. The first report about their efforts to find employment will be due on July 19th. Work search efforts don't have to be sent in unless requested by TWC.
"We’re seeing employment opportunities begin to bounce back in Texas as our economy restarts," said TWC Executive Director Ed Serna in a press release by the commission. "Getting Texans back to work and businesses up and running again will create even more [opportunities]". The TWC recommends that job seekers visit the WorkInTexas.com portal to access hundreds of thousands of job opportunities as well as links to training, education, resume help, and other resources.
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See here for a guide on the Texas Work Search Requirements:
Texas Work Search Requirements for Unemployment Benefits