Register and search for jobs at http://www.workintexas.com, attend hiring events and workshops to update interview skills or develop a professional resume, obtain career and training information, childcare resources and many more services.
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Jobs & Careers
Jobs & Careers
WE CAN HELP YOU FIND A JOB
Workforce Solutions is ready to assist you in your search for employment. Whether you are seeking employment for the first time, have recently been laid off, or are seeking a change in career, we are here to help you every step of the way. Our staff can answer questions about specific jobs and will work proactively on your behalf with employers who need your skills.
WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS STAFF & LOCATIONS
We have Workforce staff located at the 4 Workforce Solutions locations in our 11-county area to assist you. Each location provides free computer, fax, and telephone usage to aid our customers in job search.
Register and search for jobs at http://www.workintexas.com
Find information about unemployment benefits in Texas, including eligibility requirements, how to report work and earnings, and appeal procedures. Use our online services to apply for benefits, request payments, view claim and payment status and more.
Education & Training
Education & Training
Continuing Your Education
Are you currently enrolled in school or thinking about going back to school? If you’re currently in school or thinking about working on your high school equivalency certificate, obtaining a certification, or enrolling at a local technical school or community college, contact your local Workforce Solutions office to find out how we can assist.
For more financial resources, be sure to check out Free Application for Federal Student Aid. https://fafsa.ed.gov/
Need to brush up your interviewing skills or prepare or update a resume? These topics and many more are offered regularly at no cost at local workforce centers. For a schedule of workshops, please view our events calendar, where you can also sign up for notifications of workshops and hiring events.
JOB SEEKER TOOLBOX
More technology tools to make it easier for job seekers to find employment. This page will introduce you to several workforce technologies that are available to job seekers who are registered for services in our Workforce Centers.
Steps to employment
Workforce Solutions is committed to serving those who have served our country! If you are a veteran or an eligible spouse of a veteran, we would be honored to assist you in meeting your job search and training needs.
Veterans and eligible spouses will also receive priority services. Priority of service means you will receive preference to all the resources our center provides (i.e. Computers, phones, faxes and referrals to new job postings). If you require staff assistance, we will ensure you are promptly served by the next available staff member. You will also be granted priority when accessing training programs as long as you meet the requirements of the program and funding is available.
A veteran is defined by 38 U.S.C. 101(2) as:
- Served at least one day in the active military, naval, or air service
- Who was discharged or released with:
- Honorable Discharge
- General Discharge Under Honorable conditions
- Other than Honorable conditions
- Bad Conduct Discharge
Eligible spouses are:
- a spouse of a totally disabled veteran
- a spouse of a veteran who died as a result of a service-connected disability
- a spouse of a veteran who died while disability was in existence.
- a spouse of active duty member who at the time of application has been listed for more than 90 days as:
- Missing in Action (MIA)
- Captured by a hostile force
- Forcibly detained by a foreign government or power.
Texas Veterans Leadership Program
The Texas Veterans Leadership Program (TVLP) is a resource and referral network connecting returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with the resources and tools they need to lead productive lives and enjoy the full benefits of the society they have willingly served. For more information, visit Texas Veterans Leadership Program or call (888) VET-TEX1. The Abilene Workforce Center also has an on-site DEVELOP representative.
Visit the Texas Workforce Commission Veterans page for helpful information related to your employment needs. On this page, you’ll find information about how to match your military experience to civilian occupations, how to get college credit for your military experience, resources to assist you in transitioning to civilian life, incentives for employer who hire veterans and where to find the nearest workforce center.
The eBenefits site is an excellent way to connect to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If you’ve misplaced or lost your DD Form 214, you can register here as “Premium” customer and obtain a copy within 48 hours. You can also apply for pension and education benefits, check on home loans, schedule medical appointments and access other resources.
The Texas Wide Open for Veterans website provides helpful information about the benefits of working, living and playing in the great state of Texas.
The Texas Veterans Commission can also provide valuable information for veterans. This organization acts as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as you attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for your service in our nation’s armed forces.
Workforce Solutions North Texas provides a variety of resources for the job seekers with disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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