Coronavirus In Texas: Self-Employed Texans Eligible For Unemployment BenefitsThose who are self-employed or independent contractors are indeed eligible for benefits, even though many were told at first, they weren't.
Record 1.4M Texans Have Filed For Unemployment This YearThe Texas Workforce Commission said $276 million in unemployment benefits went out on Monday.
TWC Director: Freelance, Independent Workers Should Re-Apply For BenefitsCBS 11's Doug Dunbar spoke with Texas Workforce Commission Executive Director Ed Serna Thursday, who says all freelance workers, independent workers, etc., should reapply for jobless benefits as soon as possible.
More Call Takers, Extended Hours: Are Texas Workforce Commission's Efforts Working?This week the TWC began calling people to resolve password and PIN issues. This has been one of the major roadblocks preventing people from applying for benefits online.
While Filing Numbers Dipped Last Week, More Than 1 Million Texans Have Applied For UnemploymentOfficials with the Texas Workforce Commission say they've received the equivalent of 20 months of unemployment claims in just the last 30 days.
Texas Workforce Commission Now Operating 7 Days A Week To Deal With Coronavirus-Related Unemployment ClaimsTexas Workforce Commission officials say they have had an unprecedented amount of claims and inquiries from people whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
TWC Says 'Don't Call Us, We'll Call You' For Those Who Can't File For Unemployment OnlineCBS 11 has heard from people who say they are trying to apply online, but are told they need to call because of a PIN or password issues.
Texas State Senate Staffers To Help Answer Workforce Commission Calls From UnemployedAlmost 200 senate staffers and members of the Lt. Governor’s team will begin TWC training on Thursday.
Despite Added Staff And Hours, Texas Struggles To Keep Up With Unemployment ClaimsAlong with 100 new emergency hires and another 250 employee transferred in from other departments, the TWC has contracted with two third-party call centers.
Texans Asked To Stagger Unemployment Calls Based On Area Codes: 'We're Asking For Patience'“I know it’s frustrating for people that are trying to call through and trying to get through online,” said Cisco Gamez with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Unemployment Benefits Expanded: Who’s Now Eligible And How To ApplyIn the past 18 days, a record half a million Texans have filed for unemployment.