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Texas Workforce Officials Hosting Facebook Live Event About Unemployment Benefits, Today At 2:30

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The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is holding a Facebook Live Town Hall meeting today to provide information and answer questions about the unemployment insurance process, today at 2:30 p.m.

According to a press release from the TWC, many people across the Lone Star State have questions about how unemployment insurance works, how it is paid, how to sign up for benefits, and how to use the resources of TWC to find new employment.

Just as importantly, the unprecedented need that Texans are experiencing poses challenges on the state’s unemployment insurance infrastructure. TWC, working with the Texas Department of Information Resources, has bolstered its bandwidth online and TWC call centers remain open during the current crisis.

TWC Executive Director Ed Serna is hosting the Facebook Live Town Hall at Facebook.com/texasworkforcecommission, to answer some of those questions and to give guidance to Texans who may have suddenly found themselves unemployed in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Texas faces a situation unlike any other in modern history, and the solution is we come together – Texans helping Texans,” Serna said. “The Texas Workforce Commission is here to assure that all Texans get all the employment benefits to which they’re entitled. Unemployment Insurance is a promise to Texans and it is a promise we will keep. Our number one priority right now is helping Texans manage this situation.”

While the cutoff for question submission has come and gone, tune in to the Town Hall meeting at Facebook.com/texasworkforcecommission at 2:30 p.m. so that you can get information about the process of applying for unemployment benefits.