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TWC Provides Acceptable Reasons for Work Refusal

TWC Provides Acceptable Reasons for Work Refusal

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By WEBSITE ADMIN

AUSTIN – On June 16, 2020, the Commission took action to provide guidance to unemployment claimants concerning their continued eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits (UI) should they refuse suitable work.

Each UI benefits case is currently evaluated on an individual basis. However, because of the COVID-19 emergency, the following are reasons benefits would be granted if the individual refused suitable work.

 

Reason for refusal:

  • People 65 years or older, and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or a weakened immune system, or are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID‑19. (Source: DSHS website)
  • Household member at high risk – People 65 years or older or are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 (source DSHS website).
  • Diagnosed with COVID – the individual has tested positive for COVID-19 by a source authorized by the State of Texas and is not recovered.
  • Family member with COVID – anybody in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 by a source authorized by the State of Texas and is not recovered and 14 days have not yet passed.
  • Quarantined – individual is currently in 14-day quarantine due to close contact exposure to COVID-19.
  • Child care – Child’s school or daycare closed and no reasonable alternatives are available.

Any other situation will be subject to a case by case review by the Texas Workforce Commission based on individual circumstances.

 

The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org. To receive notifications about TWC programs and services subscribe to our email updates.

 

TWC’s original Press Release can be found by clicking HERE.

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Central Texas Employers Provide Virtual Job Fair

Central Texas Employers Provide Virtual Job Fair

By WEBSITE ADMIN

With more than 950 available jobs in the Central Texas region, employers are partnering with Workforce Solutions of Central Texas and will host a virtual job fair Tuesday, June 2.

The job fair will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Virtual event will connect job-seekers to current openings and the opportunity to interact with company representatives. Interested participants can upload their resume and register for the event through WorkInTexas.com.

 

“We are excited about providing job seekers the opportunity to meet the employer online via our virtual platform,” said Louis LeDoux, Chief Operating Officer for Workforce Solutions of Central Texas. “Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet virtually with these company representatives and are able to ask questions on their breakout sessions and will have an opportunity to have a one-on-one interview where they can ask even more questions.”

 

Employers from across the region will interview candidates for a variety of positions in manufacturing, landscaping, accounting and customer service. There will be more than 70 available positions for qualified job seekers to interview for. Companies who are partnering with Workforce Solutions of Central Texas are Artcobell, City of Copperas Cove, Coryell Health, GC Services, Holt Lawn and Landscaping, Pactiv, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Vision Semiconductor Solutions, and Walmart. Job seekers will need to have a resume, a mobile device or a computer with internet access and video capabilities.

 

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