Author Archives: Laurin Kocurek

Texas Workforce Commission

We understand the uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the Coronavirus and are committed to being a responsive, local resource for you. Below are links to different resources for employers, jobseekers, self-employed, unemployment and more from the Texas Workforce Commission. If there are any other questions you may have workforce related and need assistance, please … Read More >

Local Answers Regarding Workforce and COVID-19

The Chamber is dedicated to helping you and your business through COVID-19. Should you have a question about Workforce, unemployment, etc. we recommend contacting Director of Talent and Development, Marissa Thompson. Marissa Thompson Director of Talent and Development 325-514-6919 For other resources for your business surrounding COVID-19, visit

TWC Encourages Employers to Enroll in Shared Work Program

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) encourages employers to enroll in Shared Work program as an alternative to layoffs. The voluntary Shared Work program was developed to help Texas employers and employees withstand a slowdown in business such as the impact of COVID-19. Shared Work allows employers to supplement their employees’ wages lost because … Read More >

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect … Read More >