The Texas Workforce Commission this week approved an initiative to help restaurants in the Lone Star State respond to the pandemic through new strategies to open and operate safely in an era of social distancing.
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The Texas Workforce Commission Monday, Dec. 14, extended payment deadlines for the first, second and third quarters of 2020, to March 1, 2021, to match the fourth quarter 2020 bills for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits.
The Texas Workforce Commission continues to explore options to keep the 2021 tax rates as low as possible for Texas employers as Texas and the entire nation continue to deal with the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Texas Workforce Commission approved a new Information Technology Registered Apprenticeship program. The decision, taken during National Apprenticeship Week, will expand opportunities for employers to develop registered apprenticeship programs that help employees learn crucial career skills on the job.
The Texas unemployment rate rose to 8.3% in September, after dipping from the high of 13.5% in April 2020 when the peak of COVID-19 impacts occurred. The increase was due to the civilian labor force shrinking as the number of individuals actively looking for work contracted, while the unemployed rose.
Texas saw a decrease in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 8% percent in July. This is the third consecutive monthly decrease and the lowest rate since March 2020 when the Texas economy was initially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas is below the national seasonally adjusted rate of 10.2%.
Community National Bank & Trust of Texas was recently named one of the 2020 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. This list of 100 small to large companies is part of an awards program created by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business, Texas Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group.
Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas is hosting the next Lunch.Learn.Lead, “Clarity for Employers During Uncertain Times,” via webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 8. The webinar will aim to provide clarity to employers in this unprecedented and uncertain time.
Texas saw an increase in the state unemployment rate in April 2020, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past month, the Texas economy lost 1,298,900 nonfarm positions. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 12.8 %, below the national average of 14.7%.
It has been eight weeks now since the Great Shutdown began. Humanity has not been forced to sit this immobile for this long since the 1951 movie classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and that time it was just science fiction.