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U.S. Department of Labor Releases Grant to Assist Plainview Workers Displaced by Cargill Meat Plant Closure

The grant has been awarded to the Texas Workforce Commission, and will make it possible for eligible dislocated workers to receive reemployment services.

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Texas Business Conference to be Held in Lubbock

Seminar topics include Texas employment law and basics of hiring; business retention and expansion; employee policy handbooks; handling unemployment claims; independent contractors; and federal and Texas wage and hour laws.

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Texas Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged, Lubbock’s Rate Drops

Hale County's economic woes continue with an unemployment rate of 12.3 percent, signaling major problems following the closing of the Cargill Meat Processing Plant in Plainview.

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Texas Workforce Commission Making Unemployment Benefits Available for Displaced Workers in West, Texas

The Texas Workforce Commission and local partners are responding to the April 17th disaster in West by helping affected workers apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits.

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Texas Unemployment Rate Remains Steady, Lubbock Rate Climbs Slightly

Locally, the unemployment rate for Lubbock was up slightly for March 2013 at 5.3 percent, up from February’s 5.1 percent, but still down from March 2012’s 5.8 percent.

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Texas Unemployment Rate Climbs Slightly, Lubbock’s Unemployment Rate Dips

Texas’ Goods Producing sector, comprised of Construction, Mining and Logging, and Manufacturing, has seen positive growth with 21,200 jobs added over the month.

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Unemployment Rate Rises for Both Texas, Lubbock for January 2013

Lubbock County’s unemployment rate for January 2013 was at 5.4 percent for January 2013, up from December’s 4.7 percent, but still down from the 5.9 percent rate posted in January 2012.

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Texas Tech Graduate Andres Alcantar Reappointed to Texas Workforce Commission

Alcantar currently serves as chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, which oversees and provides workforce development services to employers and job seekers throughout the state.

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Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits Deadline Extended

Emergency unemployment benefits provide temporary income for those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

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Unemployment Continues to Decline for Texas, Lubbock

Major job gains in Lubbock were in retail trade and government.

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