Virtual Town Hall for Employers
Texas Workforce Commission
For Employers only who have questions, you may contact Commissioner Demerson’s office in any of the following three ways:
- 1-800-832-9394 (option 4)
- Email: [email protected]
Texas Workforce Commission website: https://twc.state.tx.us. For information specific to COVID-19, click on Employers in the Red Banner at the top of each page of the site.
If you have an employee who refuses to return to work after receiving a verified offer, ideally via two of the four methods (letter, email, text or voice mail), you may send an email to: [email protected] or call 1-800-252-3642.
Office of Employer Initiatives: OEI provides assistance to both large and small businesses through programs such as the Skills Development Fund, Skills for Small Business, High Demand Job Training,
Dale Robertson, Interim Director
Contact Employer Initiatives
Office of the Governor Greg Abbott
For retailers considering opening a retail to-go model, here is the guidance they will need to follow in order to be safe: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/
Link to the Office of the Governor Small Business Coronavirus resources: https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/coronavirus
For those interested in improving their online presence, social media marketing and ecommerce skills, these are links to free training:
Small Business Administration
Information, specific to COVID-19 offered through the Small Business Administration is available at: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources. You can find information about the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program at this site.
If you don’t have access or connection to a local lender for a 7A loan, approved on-line lenders include:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
For information about employment discrimination and antidiscrimination, specific to COVID-19 at their website at: www.eeoc.gov.
Information specific to the Americans with Disabilities Act is located at: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/wysk_ada_rehabilitaion_act_coronavirus.cfm