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The original item was published from 10/19/2021 4:00:13 PM to 10/22/2021 12:00:03 AM.
Posted on: October 7, 2021
[ARCHIVED] Texas Workforce Provides Program for Funding Childcare Costs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Workforce Provides Childcare Assistance for Southeast Texas Service Industry Workers
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has provided funds to assist parents and legal
guardians working in the service industry with the costs associated with
childcare. The funding is specifically aimed at helping individuals get back to work,
reduce the worker shortage in the service industry, and provide quality care for
children in Southeast Texas.
The Service Industry Recovery (SIR) program focuses on low-income workers in
specific service-related industries whose job cannot be done remotely. Approved
industries as defined by the TWC include Arts, Entertainment and Recreation,
Accommodation and Food Service, and Retail Trade. Workforce Solutions Southeast
Texas is working closely with local childcare facilities and employers to ensure
that those who qualify for the SIR childcare assistance are able to register
and benefit from the funding.
“We are pleased to be able to help individuals in the service industry get back to work,
knowing that their children are receiving quality childcare. We expect
employers to be able to fill job vacancies at a much higher rate as these individuals
place their children in care,” stated Mary Hammon, executive director.
Individuals in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties are encouraged to contact the
Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Centers, toll-free, at 1-877-834-5627, to
start the eligibility process.
The funding is time-limited and childcare costs are provided to qualified individuals
for up to 12 months. The Service Industry Recovery (SIR) Child Care
Enrollment Form is available online at setworks.org.
For additional information, please contact the Board’s administrative offices at (409) 719-4750.
Scan this QR Code to reach the
Service Industry Recovery (SIR) Child Care Enrollment Form
Workforce Solutions SETX Service Industry Flyer
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