Texas Workforce Commission Employment First Policy

Texas

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy

“TWC will promote competitive employment of individuals with disabilities and the expectation that they are able to meet the same employment standards, responsibilities and expectations as other working-age adults. TWC acknowledges that it is the policy of the state, as set forth in Texas Government Code §531.02447, ‘that earning a living wage through competitive employment in the general workforce is the priority and preferred outcome for working-age individuals with disabilities who receive public benefits.’”

Systems: 
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics: 
  • Employer Engagement
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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