Career Connections

If you have been laid off or lost your business in recent weeks, the Second Family wants you to know that you are not alone. We would be honored to come alongside you in this season to offer prayer, encouragement, and resources to help you get back on your feet.

Connect with us

We want to add you to our prayer list and send you periodic email updates with helpful information and resources.

Click the link that best describes you:

Apply for Unemployment Benefits

TWC recommends filing online rather than by phone. The best time to apply online is between 10 PM and 8 AM. If you have difficulties accessing the site or calling, try a direct message on Twitter via @TXWorkforce or emailing questions to

Job Seekers or Furloughed Workers:

  1. Apply as soon as you are out of work or furloughed but no sooner. TWC cannot process your request while you are still working.
  2. The online application takes seven minutes to complete. You will need your social security number and home address.

If you decide to apply by phone, TWC has designated times to call based on your area code.

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Business Owners:

TWC offers two programs for business owners who have closed or are at risk of closing: mass claims and shared work programs. Additional benefits may be available for businesses providing childcare services.

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Additional Resources:

Click Here for additional resources Texas Workforce Commission has recommended for the unemployed.

Get on LinkedIn

Create a Profile on to network and search for over 20 million jobs.

Get on LinkedIn

Create a profile on to network and search for over 20 million jobs.

Free 90-Minute Course

Click Here to take a free 90-minute online course on using LinkedIn.

Tips & Best Practices

Follow these tips and best practices for creating your profile.

Prepare Yourself

Create a profile on, review resources to focus your influence and refine your skills.

Focus Your Influence

God has more for you than just a paycheck. Take this time to discern God’s calling and develop your strengths to maximize your influence. This list of practical resources can help you get started.

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Refine Your Skills

Read up on best practices for writing your resume and preparing for job interviews. Pursue professional development opportunities in your field. We have compiled a list of resources to get you started.

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Search for a Job

Check out articles and websites to help you in your job search.

The Best Job Sites

Search for jobs by keyword or zip code on Texas Workforce Commission's

Click here for a list of additional sites to use.

Who is Hiring?

Find who is hiring right now by reading articles such as these:

Who is hiring during the coronavirus? Try these industries if you need a job now
Fast Company / March

Here's Who's Hiring Right Now
LinkedIn / March

Connect with your Church, your family, and your friends

Share your confidential prayer requests with your Second Family Prayer Ministry by Texting PRAY to 95050. Our 24/7 Prayer Ministry would be honored to pray for your needs. Stay connected to your family members and friends. They can encourage you and help keep you grounded through the job search process.

Walk the Winning Walk

Do not be afraid. Take courage. Fight the good fight. Stay in the Word and worship with us online each weekend at Check out resources such as the Good News Daily Devotional by Dr. Young on the Houston Courage page. Download this free E-book, Transformation: 6 Weeks to Change Your Life.