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Nationwide Outage Affects Texas Workforce Commission Job Search Site

TWC News Release — June 29, 2022

WorkInTexas.com, Related Sites Are Currently Down; TWC Establishes Page Highlighting Other Job Search Tools

AUSTIN – Three work search websites in Texas are offline following a nationwide outage impacting many states’ job search websites. Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) contracts with Geographic Solutions, Inc (GSI) to host WorkInTexas.com and two related sites, MyTXCareer.com and TXInternshipChallenge.com. The outage at GSI started on Sunday, June 26. TWC is working with GSI to understand the blackout’s impact and confirm when the system will be online again, although they anticipated that the sites will be down until early next week.

TWC has created a webpage for individuals who need resources to attain employment and meet work search requirements during these outages. There are alternative resources and a list of other popular work search websites on the new page. In addition, passing a Metrix Learning course is also deemed an acceptable work search activity and accessible to all Texans at no charge.

Local Workforce Solutions offices remain open, with an entire staff ready to assist employers and job seekers. Job seekers can meet their work search requirements and obtain reemployment resources at a local office. Those resources include skills assessments for occupational matching, instructional workshops such as resume preparation, and labor market information. Additionally, in-person and virtual job fairs are continually held across the state and you can find them on the TWC Job Fairs webpage.