‘Back to Work’ program offers employer incentive

Pauken Pauken Texas employers can receive monetary incentives for hiring unemployed workers under a two-year, $15 million program, according to Tom Pauken, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) chairman.

Pauken called <IT Reporter Friday to discuss the Texas Back to Work program.

The program offers employers wage subsidies for hiring qualified out-ofwork Texans.

“We will help people get back to work by helping employers defray part of the cost of wages and on-the-job training,” he said.

Through the new program, some employers who hire people receiving unemployment benefits can receive a portion of the new employees’ wages for a set period of time.

Employers can receive up to $2,000 in wage subsidies if they continue to employ the formerly out-of-work employees for at least 120 days.

Employers interested in participating should contact their local workforce development boards to learn about all options available in their areas.

Employers also are encouraged to take advantage of WorkInTexas.com, TWC’s online job matching Web site where more than 250,000 employers already are registered to post job openings and find great employees.

Local workforce board contact information can be found on the TWC Web site at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/dirs/wdbs/wdbmap. html or by calling 512-463-8556.

SALES TAX REBATE AMOUNTS
Taxing entity March 2010 Change ‘09 YTD 2010 YTD 2009 Change
Rockdale 50,075 -5% 178,601 205,683 -13%
Cameron 38,972 -19% 152,491 179,061 -15%
Thorndale 5,517 -20% 22,412 27,952 -20%
Milano 2,951 -19% 11,595 18,382 -37%
Buckholts 622 6% 3,907 2,659 -47%
Lexington 10,270 -33% 39,254 45,067 -13%
Giddings 83,627 -6% 282,697 340,616 -17%
Caldwell 99,481 11% 350,562 287,947 22%
Hearne 46,222 -21% 165,124 228,621 -28%
Taylor 189,067 -7% 784,406 797,987 -2%
Hospital Dist. 13,280 -47% 50,839 94,132 -46%
Rockdale MDD 8,842 N/A 8,842 N/A
Milam 83,111 -13% 264,075 340,446 -22%
Burleson 53,744 -2%% 171,268 185,054 -7%
Falls 23,032 -17% 81,459 88,017 -7%
Lee 52,134 -35% 168,729 247,901 -32%


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