Workforce Solutions is committed to those who are dedicated to service to 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 access to 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 on active duty in any branch of the United States military, naval, or air service ·Discharged or released with: oHonorable Discharge oGeneral Discharge Under Honorable conditions oOther than Honorable conditions oBad 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 an active duty member who at the time of application has been listed for more than 90 days as: oMissing in Action (MIA) oCaptured by hostile forces oForcibly 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.
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.