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We have a lot to offer! Workforce Solutions can assist with any job hunt. Whether you are seeking employment for the first time or changing careers, we can help you at every crucial step of the way. Here are some resources that may support you as you search for employment:
Talk to us and we'll help you research available grants and scholarships, we'll work to provide you with financial assistance for childcare, and if you qualify, we may be able to provide financial assistance to cover the essential items you need to get back to work. Let us know what you need and we'll try to help.
Our virtual services are designed to meet your needs just like our physical locations. However, going to a career office may be helpful to you if you need access to office equipment or internet. Each location provides free computer, fax and telephone usage to customers for job searches. We are located throughout the Gulf Coast area to aid job hunters in finding a good job. For more information, visit one of our Career Offices.
WorkinTexas.com is the largest free job matching network in Texas. Over 2 million jobs have been filled through WorkinTexas.com. In addition to personalized job matching, WorkInTexas.com helps you build a resume, provides access to career tools, and works as your job search agent. Please visit WorkinTexas.com for more information.
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The Texas Payday Law states that employers must pay employees in full and on time on regularly scheduled paydays. The law defines wages as "compensation owed by an employer" for
1. labor or services rendered by an employee, whether computed on a time, task, piece, commission, or other basis; and
2. vacation, holiday, sick leave, parental leave, or severance owed to an employee under a written agreement with the employer, or under a written policy of the employer.
The basic wage agreement can be either verbal or written, or both, and is enforceable on both. Fringe benefits must be in writing to be enforceable.
How to File a Wage Claim
An employee who believes they have not been paid all wages earned may submit a wage claim with TWC no later than 180 days after the date the claimed wages originally became due for payment. If part of your unpaid wages were due within 180 days, submit a claim only for that part.
Online: File a Texas Payday Law Wage Claim using TWC's online system
- The online form does not allow attachments. Please mail or fax paychecks, pay stubs or other supporting documents and include the fax cover letter automatically created by the online application after the claim is submitted.
Paper: File a Texas Payday Law Wage Claim using TWC's paper form
For more information about wage claims and how to file, click here or call 1-800-628-5115. You may also visit your local Workforce Solutions office for in-person assistance.
The United Way provides information about community resources in the 13 county Gulf Coast region. Whether you need help finding child care, food stamps, care for an aging parent or a haven from domestic violence, 2-1-1 is the number to call. Trained HELPLINE specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This video (9:35 minutes) explains why it is important for young people to explore career options early and make informed decisions about college.