Our primary focus is BUSINESS - and helping local businesses meet their need for skilled workers.
Through a system of local workforce centers, we offer a surprising variety of services at no charge to you. For example, we provide assistance with:
To find assistance, contact a WorkForce Center near you and talk to a business services representative.
We also strive to meet your need for skilled employees by working with job seekers, provide individual training opportunities, counseling, employment planning, and workshops to improve work etiquette and soft skills.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Aren't all workers in your system just low-income or inexperienced workers?
NO! Skilled workers who were laid off are required to register in the system to be eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits. Local colleges encourage graduates to register.
Is there a charge for using Workforce Center Services?
No. Workforce center operations are funded with Federal and State funds received by the local workforce development board through a contract with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Where can I find Unemployment Insurance Information?
Learn more about Unemployment Insurance on this page!
What is the federal minimum wage?
$6.55 effective July 24, 2008
$7.25 effective July 24, 2009
Labor laws and rules are scattered all over, isn't there someplace I can find what I need in one place?
YES! TWC has a book called "Especially For Employers" that you can view on-line or request a copy.
Do you still take day labor postings?
YES! Contact Business Services Staff
Where can I find information about Tax Credits?
On our Information Hub and Money Saving Ideas page!
What type of job seeker screening do you offer?
Business services staff can collect applications for you and you can pick up or we can deliver them at set intervals. We can screen applications for minimum qualifications.
Are there advantages in hiring ex-offenders?
$5,000 Bonding can be provided if needed, Tax credits are available for qualified ex-offenders, Ex-offenders are motivated to work!