TWC delaying work search requirement for unemployment benefits

TWC delaying work search requirement for unemployment benefits
The Texas Workforce Commission plans to reinstate work search requirements once businesses open at 50% capacity, two lawmakers confirmed. (Source: Miguel Gutierrez Jr., The Texas Tribune)

AUSTIN, Texas ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today (Tuesday, June 30) that it will delay the reinstatement of the work search requirement for unemployment benefits in Texas. This requirement, which is federal law, was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the outset, TWC has stated that bringing back work search would be conditions-based.

“Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Texas, TWC has decided to pause the return of work search requirements at this time,” said Ed Serna, TWC Executive Director. “We will continue to monitor the situation and make further recommendations in late July.”

Ed Serna made the announcement Tuesday.
Ed Serna made the announcement Tuesday. (Source: KLTV/Sarah Thomas)

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