Workforce Commission delaying work search requirement again

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June 30, 2020 - 5:52 pm

    AUSTIN ( -- Despite an earlier plan to reinstate the work search requirement for unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission announced Tuesday it will hold off a little longer.

    "Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Texas, TWC has decided to pause the return of work search requirements at this time," TWC Executive Director Ed Serna said in a statement. "We will continue to monitor the situation and make further recommendations in late July."

    The work search requirement was originally suspended in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials had planned to reinstate the requirement on July 6, but will hold off for now and reassess conditions in July.


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