Texas State Senate Recognizes TWC Labor Commissioner for Exemplary Public Service

AUSTIN ⎯ Today, the Texas Senate recognized Julian Alvarez III, Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Labor, for his commitment to outstanding public service. At a ceremony in the Rio Grande Valley, Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. (Texas District 27) presented Senate Proclamation No. 117, marking March 16, 2022, as Commissioner Julian Alvarez Day.

Senator Lucio read from the proclamation, “The Senate of the State of Texas hereby commends Julian Alvarez III on his service as Labor Commissioner of the Texas Workforce Commission and on his ongoing commitment to the citizens of Texas, and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued success in all his endeavors.”

“I am humbled by this honor and want to sincerely thank Senator Lucio and the Texas Senate,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “I’m also grateful to Governor Abbott for appointing me to this role in 2016, and affording me the opportunity and privilege to work alongside my fellow Commissioners and serve Texans daily — helping create innovative programs and pathways to meaningful employment and prosperity for all.”

One of three Commissioners appointed by the Governor, Commissioner Alvarez is designated as the Commissioner Representing Labor, which means he represents the interests of more than 14 million Texas workers. The Commissioner and his fellow Commissioners establish agency policy, guiding the actions of the agency as it provides employment benefits and related services to eligible individuals and businesses. During his appointment, Commissioner Alvarez has championed programs such as apprenticeship, vocational rehabilitation services, and child care. Most recently, at his request, TWC took action to dedicate $15 million towards creating registered apprenticeship programs that offer an innovative approach to hiring and training future nurses and healthcare staff by expanding opportunities for students who wish to pursue career pathways to RN certification and other healthcare fields.

Learn more about services and programs available through TWC’s Office of the Commissioner Representing Labor at https://www.twc.texas.gov/office-commissioner-representing-labor.

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