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  • Texas Workforce Commission

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    Texas Workforce Commission headquarters The Texas Workforce Commission is a governmental agency in the U.S. state of Texas that provides unemployment benefits and services related to employment to eligible individuals and businesses. For employers, TWC offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services, as well as valuable information on labor law and unemployment insurance, tax-saving programs and labor market planning. For job seekers, TWC offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and administers the unemployment benefits program. TWC's online job-matching system, WorkInTexas.com, features thousands of opportunities for Texas jobseekers and qualified applicants for Texas employers. One large program, the Skills Development Fund, is Texas' premier job–training program providing training dollars for Texas businesses to help workers learn new skills and upgrade existing skills. Through TWC's new "Texas Back to Work" program, employers can earn up to $2,000 for each new employee they hire who has been receiving unemployment insurance.

  • Texas Legislature

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    The Legislature of the state of Texas is the state legislature of Texas. The legislature is a bicameral body composed of a 31-member Senate and a 150-member House of Representatives. The state legislature meets at the Capitol in Austin. It is a powerful arm of the Texas government not only because of its power of the purse to control and direct the activities of state government and the strong constitutional connections between it and the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, but also due to Texas's plural executive. The Legislature is the constitutional successor of the Congress of the Republic of Texas since Texas's 1845 entrance into the Union. The Legislature held its first regular session from February 16 to May 13, 1846.

  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission

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    Austin; it is partly named for the late State Representative William S. Heatly of Paducah in Cottle County. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is the largest state agency in Texas. The commission oversees several state departments that deal with health and human services, including itself and the Texas Department of State Health Services. The agency employs 9,300 people and has an annual budget of $16 billion. The agency has its headquarters in the Brown-Heatly Building in Austin, Texas.Dr Kyle Janek served as executive commissioner from 2012 until July 2015, when he stepped down and Chris Traylor took over.

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