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Texas Workforce Commission receives unprecedented call volume

Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 18:01:22-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Workforce Commission has received an unprecedented call volume as a result of COVID-19.

With so many Texans applying for unemployment, the TWC has expanded its hours of operation.

The telecenter hours are now Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The TWC broke down the number of claims made by each county.

The most recent numbers are claims for the week ending on March 28th.

Last year the TWC received 148 claims. The same time this year, 4,246.

For more information about the application process, including a step by step guide to applying for benefits visit https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services.