Governor Abbott Announces New Texas Jobs Website, Bell County Positions Available
If you have lost your job due to the coronavirus, here is some great news.
During a news briefing Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott announced a new website Texans can visit to see available jobs by zip code. There are almost 500,000 jobs available, with more than 500 positions available right here in Bell County.
According to the Dallas Morning News, experts expect Texas' unemployment rate to rise to 12%. To combat that proposed number, this newly launched site will provide easty to use resources to get Texans back in the workforce.
The governor said the Texas Workforce Commission has processed over 1.5 million unemployment claims in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which totals over $1.4 billion in payments to people out of work. Abbott called this one of the harshest consequences of statewide stay at home orders meant to slow the spread of the disease to prevent healthcare centers from being overwhelmed.
Here is the website. Just type in your zip code. It gives all available positions in a 25-mile radius.