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Say Yes to Dallas and the Dallas Regional Chamber, along with partners across North Texas, are connecting workers displaced by the COVID-19 outbreak to employment opportunities and resources. Many employers have critical hiring needs at this time. If you’re currently seeking employment, please utilize these resources below.

Key Resources for Displaced Workers

Work in Texas

Join the largest free job matching network in Texas. In addition to personalized job matching, WorkInTexas.com helps you build a resumé, provides access to career tools, and works as your job search agent.

Unemployment Benefits

If you lost your job due to COVID-19, the Texas Workforce Commission has waived the work search requirement and week-long waiting period for unemployment assistance, easing access to crucial support during this time. File for your unemployment benefits online or call 800-939-6631.

AS OF APRIL 30, TWC HAS PROVIDED UPDATED RATIONALE TO ENABLE YOU TO CONTINUE YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IF YOU MUST DECLINE EMPLOYMENT DUE TO THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

  • At High Risk: People 65 years or older are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • Household member at high risk: People 65 years or older are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • Diagnosed with COVID: The individual has tested positive for COVID-19 by a source authorized by the State of Texas and is not recovered.
  • Family member with COVID: Anybody in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 by a source authorized by the State of Texas and is not recovered and 14 days have not yet passed.
  • Quarantined: Individual is currently in 14-day quarantine due to close contact exposure to COVID-19.
  • Child care: Child’s school or daycare closed and no alternatives are available.

Employment Support Resources

Essential Worker Childcare Resources

If you are an essential worker and need to identify resources for childcare for children up to age 12, the Texas Workforce Commission has partnered with other state agencies to provide an up-to-date resource for open childcare centers.

Subsidized Child Care Program

If you participate in the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) subsidized child care program, TWC has determined that children may accrue absences without impacting your ongoing eligibility for services.

YMCA Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers

YMCA will support childcare, at $45 per day, per child, for first responders, medical professionals, government officials, and other workers in essential businesses and services.

ChildCareGroup’s FAQs for Parents and Providers

Questions and answers on the impacts on the Child Care Assistance (CCA) subsidy program and Early Head Start/Head Start, and other helpful local, state and national resources.

Care.com: In-Home Child are for Frontline Workers

Care.com is increasing in-home child care access for frontline workers responding to the COVID-19 emergency. As part of this initiative, Care.com is offering 90 days of free, premium access to their services, along with specific portals for frontline workers and caregivers in Texas.

Ask DART: Discount GoPass Tap Card

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DART is relaxing the requirements for you to qualify for the new Discount GoPass® Tap Card Program.

Workforce Information and Services

Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas | Dallas County Residents

Find vacancies in essential businesses in Dallas County and get access to workforce development opportunities including adult education, skills training, English language skills, and more

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County | Tarrant County Residents

Connect with local employers and sign up for career training, adult education and other workforce development programs. Services are free and available to all eligible Tarrant County residents.

Workforce Solutions North Central Texas | Surrounding Counties

Search job openings, obtain career and training information, and get access to other workforce development resources. In partnership with North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), WFS North Texas serves 14 counties surrounding Dallas and Tarrant County.

Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) Resources

DRC COVID-19 Resources

The DRC is monitoring COVID-19 developments in the Dallas Region to help you and your business navigate this evolving crisis.

DRC COVID-19 Daily News Roundup

The DRC is keeping track of the COVID-19 news and stories that effect the the Dallas Region.

DRC COVID-19 Editorial Blog

The DRC researches, collects, and crafts relevant content to support companies that are looking for in-depth information and advice on key business issues related to COVID-19.