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COMMITTEE:    Business & Industry 

TIME & DATE:  1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 

PLACE:       E2.028 
CHAIR:       Rep. Chris Turner 


The Committee will meet in a public hearing and hear invited and public testimony to consider the following:


Review operational changes and strategies employed by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to improve outcomes related to Unemployment Benefit Services, including application and payment processes, customer services, and fraud deterrence.


Study the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on unemployment trends, hurdles to workforce reentry, and industry-specific disruptions.


The Chair may limit testimony time to ensure all witnesses have an opportunity to testify.


Electronic public comment will be available for:


-Strategies employed by TWC related to Unemployment Benefit Services

-COVID impact on unemployment, the workforce and industry disruptions


For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person witness registration, can be found here:

A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here:

Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health

and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here:

Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to

agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until

the hearing is adjourned by visiting:






Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.