Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is committed to helping the citizens of our 19-county region prepare for, locate, and obtain jobs and careers that suit individual strengths, lifestyles, and goals. Our website and the staff in our centers can provide information to help you find a job. Knowing where to look for a new job is half the battle and we have resources to help you locate a job that will meet your needs.
Tips & Tools
Tips and tools are also available on such topics as using the Work In Texas website, conducting a job search, resume writing, interviewing, and starting a business. Live workshops covering these and many other work-related topics are available and are free of charge to our customers.
Filing for Unemployment
Although we do not operate the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, we do have information that can aid individuals who have been laid off (or who have otherwise lost their job through no fault of their own) in filing for unemployment.
Going Back to School
It may be that the right first step for you is going back to school. If you are currently enrolled in school or are considering working on your GED, obtaining a certification, or enrolling at a local technical school or community college, Workforce Solutions may be able to help!
GED Assistance - Workforce Solutions partners with West Central Texas Adult Education to assist you with classes and resources to obtain your Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED). The Region 14 Education Service Center is the nearest GED Testing Center. Contact our office to find out more about how we may be able to help!
Financial Aid Scholarships - Workforce Solutions awards financial aid packages to assist job seekers in paying for all or a portion of tuition and training related costs in over 40 different training programs throughout a 19-county region. These awards are available for pre-selected programs that provide job seekers with the skills necessary to gain employment in occupations that have been identified as high demand in our area such as nurses’ aides, truck drivers, welders, HVAC technicians and mechanics, and more! For important information on deadlines and how to apply for a financial aid scholarship, please read our Welcome Letter and follow the instructions to complete the Financial Aid Scholarship Application.
Not sure what you want to do? Come to us for help with career exploration. Our staff have access to a number of assessment tools that can help you discover what you would like to do. We can help you learn about jobs with which your skills and natural abilities most closely align. We have done the research for you on a number of careers and can help you discover the pathway to success.
Training Opportunities & Special Services
Our centers offer a number of training opportunities ranging from on-site workshops and short-term training to on-the-job training. Some of these opportunities have eligibility requirements. Come on in and let us determine how we can best serve you. In addition to these services, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas also provides special services to specific groups of individuals. Some of these groups include youth, veterans, individuals with disabilities, public assistance recipients, and older workers.
Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas stands ready to meet the challenge of helping our job-seeking customers achieve meaningful employment that meets individual needs and leads to a better quality of life. We welcome you to review this website, visit our centers or contact us for more information on how we can help make a difference for you!