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Written by Texas Workforce   
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:22

Providing job opportunities to unemployed Texans and rewarding employers who hire them are the benefits of a new Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) initiative called Texas Back to Work. The program already has 800 participating employers who have hired more than 2,100 workers.

Participating private-sector businesses can offset the costs associated with hiring and training new workers when they hire those receiving unemployment benefits, or those who have exhausted their benefits. Employers hiring from this qualified pool of unemployed Texans may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 for each newly hired worker. The subsidies are provided for the first four months of employment.

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Texas Back to Work is administered through 28 Texas workforce boards across the state. Local workforce business services representatives are available to help employers identify qualified job seekers and offer recruitment assistance and prescreening of eligible applicants. This wage-subsidy program is funded by the Texas Legislature, with additional funding made available through a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Contingency Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Texas Back to Work was implemented in February and by mid-June, 863 employers had already signed on to take advantage of the program. As a result, 2,268 workers have found jobs.

We invite all of you to get a discussion going.  Please submit your comments at the end of this article, Thanks.


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