HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Members of the Texas Senate – both Democrat and Republican – are volunteering staffers to assist the Texas Workforce Commission in answering calls from Texans who are seeking unemployment help, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced Tuesday.
“Senators that I spoke with this past weekend wanted to make sure the Texas Workforce Commission responds to as many calls as possible from Texans regarding unemployment benefits. My office contacted the TWC first thing Monday morning, who welcomed our help,” Lt. Gov. Patrick said.READ MORE: Tarrant County Constable Suspected Of Shoplifting At Former Workplace
Senators agreed to allow their staff members to volunteer at the TWC.READ MORE: North Texas Giving Day Raising Tens Of Millions For Local Charities
As of noon on Tuesday, nearly 200 senate staffers as well as staffers in Patrick’s office have volunteered and will begin
“The President and Congress have allocated substantial additional resources for those who are unemployed as a result of the coronavirus, and we must do all we can to make sure Texans get those resources as soon as possible.”MORE NEWS: City Of Fort Worth Opens New Mass COVID Vaccination Clinic
For information about the Texas Workforce Commission and unemployment benefits available to Texans through the federal Cares Act, click here.