State of Texas creates website to help unemployed Texans

Published: Apr. 21, 2020 at 6:48 PM CDT
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Gov. Greg Abbott says a website has been created to put all available jobs in the state of Texas in one place in response to the significant increase in unemployment claims over the last six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

, dating back to early March, the total number of Texas unemployment claims has jumped more than 5,000% in one-week totals.

In the week ending March 7, exactly 6,368 unemployment claims had been filed. By the week ending April 18, that number jumped to a one-week total of 325,100.

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 490,000 thousand jobs had been posted to the free resource


"You're not going to have to go to this and pay something in order to be connected to a job," Gov. Abbott said. "This is a service the state of Texas provides where we want to connect employers to employees who are looking to fill the slots that employers have available."

If you're unable to travel across the state for an opportunity, there are other online resources available to anyone living in Central Texas.

specializes in available jobs located in Bosque, Fallas, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties.

focuses on jobs based in Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, San Saba and Mills counties.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)--Gov. Greg Abbott is renewing his defense of coronavirus monitoring in Texas as he moved toward relaxing social restrictions before the end of April.  

Texas which ranks near the bottom nationally in coronavirus testing throughout the crisis, but Abbott said Tuesday that the White House has told him Texas will have adequate testing as the state begins slowly reopening. Next Monday,

Abbott intends to issue new statewide orders that will further loosen Texas’ lockdown beyond the reopening of state parks and letting retailers sell items curbside, which take effect this week.