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WorkInTexas.com (WIT) is the largest FREE job matching network in Texas. It is a comprehensive online job search resource and matching system developed and maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission. The system is intended to provide recruiting assistance to Texas employers of all types and sizes, and job search assistance to individuals seeking work. WIT contains over 500,000 job seeking candidates and over 140,000 job openings. The goal of the system is to match qualified job seekers with potential job opportunities by comparing experience, skills, abilities, education, and other factors. Nearly 2 million jobs have been filled using WIT.
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Employers have a great opportunity to put Texans back to work and receive some financial relief. The Texas Back to Work subsidy offers employers up to $2000 for hiring an eligible candidate. Continue reading “Show Me the Money”
Our latest unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast is 8.2% or about 234,000 people, with many receiving unemployment benefits. To replenish the Unemployment Compensation Fund and pay those unemployment checks, the Texas Workforce Commission increased the employer tax rates. So, in addition to the bad economy that caused you to lay off and struggle to stay in business, you’ve got the burden of higher unemployment taxes. You’re liable for charges on employees you lay off, but don’t pay for those employees you deservedly fire. Continue reading “Winning an Unemployment Claim”