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: Dallas County DA Reverses Plans To Seek Death Penalty For Alleged Serial Killer Billy Chemirmir
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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: North Texas Job Fair Planned In Response To Worker Shortages
For information about the Texas Workforce Commission and unemployment benefits available to Texans through the federal Cares Act, click here.