Veterans

General Information


Workforce Solutions is committed to those who are dedicated to service to our country! If you have served in the Armed Forces or are an eligible spouse we are honored to meet your job search and training needs. Honorably discharged veterans and eligible spouses are afforded priority services in our centers.

As a veteran or eligible spouse, you receive precedence to use resources in our centers, including computers, phones, faxes, and referrals to new job postings. If you require the assistance of staff, you will be served promptly on a priority basis. You will also be granted priority access to training programs for which you are qualified and for which funding exists.  Eligible spouses include individuals who are the spouse of a totally disabled veteran, spouses of individuals who while on active duty are currently MIA or forcibly detained and spouses of individuals who died as a result of a service-connected disability. 

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. 

Additional Information


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 West Central Texas Military Portal is an excellent way to connect to resources within our 19 county region that are available for veterans, active duty military and their families.  You may also access the Texas Veterans Portal at this page.  You'll find helpful information about a variety of services and resources in a single location.

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.



It is our goal to serve veterans in your career-related pursuits. Please contact a Career Advisor and let us know how we can assist you.