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Texas Workforce Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: September 18, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Givens
PHONE: 512-463-8556

Texas Workforce Commission, State and Local Officials Assess Damage, provide Disaster Assistance Plan
WHAT: News conference on TWC’s disaster assistance efforts for hurricane-affected areas in Coastal Bend and Golden Crescent areas.
WHO: TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar
TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 20
WHERE: Solomon P. Ortiz International Center 402 Harbor Drive Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has been working with local workforce development boards, also known as Workforce Solutions, to determine the needs of the affected areas most heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey. TWC will present National Dislocated Worker Grant funds to Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend and Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent.

The grants will benefit communities in the Coastal Bend and Golden Crescent areas. These grants will be used to create temporary jobs for eligible individuals to assist with cleanup, recovery and humanitarian efforts in areas impacted by extensive damage and flooding when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in late August. National Dislocated Worker Grants will be administered in coordination with Federal Emergency Management Agency and local officials in the affected areas.

In addition, TWC and its local workforce boards will assist workers displaced as a result of disasters through mobile workforce centers, employer assistance and partnering with local organizations to provide housing, transportation and reintegration assistance.
TWC contact: Director of Communications Lisa Givens, 512-463-8556 or lisa.givens@twc.state.tx.us
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend contact: Monika K. De La Garza, 361-946-6077 or monika.delagarza@workforcesolutionscb.org

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