Unemployment Benefits Coming to an End For Texans
Federal unemployment benefits are coming to an end for people in Texas.
According to NewsWest 9, with everything opening back up, Gov. Greg Abbott has decided to end federal unemployment benefits in Texas.
That means the extra benefits in addition to unemployment will be coming to an end so your unemployment check may be smaller.
"The Texas Workforce Commission continues to provide state unemployment benefits and continues to provide a wide variety of programs and services to assist individuals in Texas find jobs, expand their skills, and improve their marketability to employers, with over 850,000 jobs available on mytexascareer.com., Texas is hiring," said Cisco Gamez, Media and Public Relations Specialist for the Texas Workforce Commission.
But never fear, regular benefits are still available, its just the additional money from the federal government that is coming to an end.
"If you are on regular unemployment, the additional $300 a week benefits will end June 26, 2021, but TWC will continue to pay you regular benefits after that date as long as you remain eligible and have not exhausted your state benefits," said Gamez.
The Texas Workforce Commission is available to make sure everyone finds a job.
"The Texas Workforce Commission has partnered with metrics learning to help Texas residents brush up on skills to prepare for better employment opportunities," said Gamez. "The metrics online learning platform provides Texas free online job readiness courses [and] workforce development boards across Texas are sponsoring job fairs virtually and in person to help connect job seekers with employment opportunities."
About a half a million Texans will be impacted by the additional federal funds coming to an end.