**Important Announcement in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)**
If you are a business facing a layoff or closure, we can offer proactive, business-focused intervention and financial assistance for layoff aversion at no cost. Contact us for custom tailored solutions for your businesses needs.
254-742-4440 ext. 2
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Closing the gap between high-demand career opportunities and qualified talent.
The Workforce Solutions’ Business Services Unit was designed from a business perspective to meet all your workforce needs. Our Business Service Specialists work with Employers and offer customized business consulting services, such as addressing human resource challenges and identifying the skill sets needed by industry. Contact us for custom tailored solutions for your businesses needs.
254-742-4440 ext. 2
Or Toll Free 888-433-6268
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas supports an employer-driven, integrated system that consolidates employment, job training, and work-related services.
We meet our mission by collaborating with industry, education, economic development, and labor to develop a comprehensive regional workforce strategic plan; develop a trainable and available workforce, and provide workforce-relevant educational training opportunities for youth.
Through the Texas Workforce Commission, we track occupational/industry shifts and update employment information.
Workforce Solutions provides a wide range of services to employers, including:
Shared Work Program
The Shared Work Program is a TWC Rapid Response effort providing an alternative to mass Layoffs – it is intended to assist employers/businesses in Texas who are experiencing a work slow-down (or possible shut down), as we currently are with Covid19.
The program is employer driven, meaning they have flexibility to implement their own plans (whatever might work best for them) as long as it meets certain state approved criteria.
Shared Work allows employers to supplement their employee’s wages lost because of reduced work hours with partial unemployment benefits. Under the program, employers can reduce normal weekly work hours for employees in an affected unit by at least 10% but not more than 40%; Shared Work UI benefits are payable to employees who qualify for and participate in the program (workers may choose not to participate). Employees who qualify will receive both wages and Shared Work unemployment benefits.
The employer can use the Shared Work Plan only for employees whose hours have been reduced. Shared Work benefits can be paid only for wages lost because of a reduction in the employee’s regular hours. Regular hours many not exceed 40 hours. An employee who normally works overtime may not receive shared work benefits for a reduction in their overtime hours.
Strengthen your workforce and expand your recruiting capacity with our highly-skilled recruiters who can pre-screen to identify high-quality applicants that match your requirements before your interview. Let us support your application and recruitment process from beginning to end.
Our centers offer office and classroom space where your recruiters can meet and interview potential employees. We also coordinate several regional job fairs during the course of the year.
Let us help you attract a large and diverse pool of qualified applicants to your onsite recruitment event or to a hiring event at a Workforce Center. Reserve a table at one of our upcoming events or schedule one of our interview rooms.
Workintexas.com is a comprehensive online job search resource and matching system developed by TWC. It provides recruiting assistance to Texas employers of all types and sizes, and job search assistance to any individual seeking work in Texas.
Employers can post jobs, search resumes, recruit candidates, get labor market information, and receive a variety of other services online through the statewide network of Workforce Solutions offices.
Our Business Services Team is available to train and assist any employer interested in making the most of their Workintexas.com job postings. Please contact us if you have any questions or need personalized services.
Job Market + Economic Data
Labor market trends and projections help you anticipate talent growth and respond with training, engagement, and other retention strategies. We can provide industry-based information and analysis to help you understand the Texas industry structure and workforce dynamics. Our data will help you understand the future availability of talent, plan for employee recruitment and strategies for a profitable future. Use our tools to target your business’ development, learn more about your industry and track the future outlook for occupations in Texas.
The Labor Market Information we provide focuses on the seven counties within Central Texas. This data is produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Texas Workforce Commission, local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations across our region.
Employee Skills Training
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas helps businesses connect with their local community college and economic development partner, and the Texas Workforce Commission to develop training programs to increase the skill set of their employees.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) provides the opportunity for businesses to partner with their local community college to apply for training dollars through the Skills Development Fund (SDF). The Skills Development Fund program assists businesses and trade unions by financing the design and implementation of customized job-training projects. This fund successfully merges business needs and local customized training opportunities into a winning formula to increase the skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce.
The Skills for Small Business is a grant-funded training opportunity available to meet the unique needs of small businesses. It is designed to provide a local training solution that is both highly time efficient and of great benefit to building the efficiency of your workforce.
Save money during your new hire training period with wage reimbursements and additional support for your employees. Contact us to learn more about our current work-based learning opportunities.
Industry Outreach Program
Through our industry Outreach Program, the Busines Services team strives to ensure that the existing businesses in Central Texas are equipped with the programs and services to grow.
As part of the program, we build relationships with businesses in the region through open communications and visits to find the best practices for them through the use of our no-cost and low-cost programs, possible incentives for training, and help to address business issues with appropriate entities.
Layoff Assistance Services
When businesses close plants or lay off workers, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas can provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses. Rapid Response provides early intervention assistance designed to transition workers to their next employment as soon as possible.
Workplace Compliance Posters are legally required to be displayed by employers. Requirements can vary from one employer to another. Posters can be printed FREE OF CHARGE directly from links on this page or by following links to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) publishes information for employers on federally required workplace posters and other notices. See Workplace Poster Requirements for Small Businesses and Other Employers for details.
Employers do not need to purchase required posters from private vendors. Employers needing additional information about which posters they need to display can call TWC‘s Labor Law unit at 800-832-9243 or 512-475-2670.
You can also contact our local Business Services Unit staff.
-Workers’ Compensation Posters (English and Spanish)
-Employer’s Notice of Ombudsman Program
-Notice Regarding Certain Work-Related Communicable Diseases and Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
-Required Workers’ Compensation Coverage
Resources + services from the Texas Workforce Commission to help your small business compete and grow.
U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Resource Guide National Edition Winter 2019.
The Small Business Administration is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of the Small Business Administration is “to maintain and strengthen the nation’s economy”.
The Especially for Texas Employers online book contains federal and state employment laws relating to hiring, pay and policy, work separation and more. The content includes chapters on: the basic legal issues relevant to hiring, pay and policy, work separation, post-employment problems, and employment law-related websites.
Central Texas Business
Resource Center (BRC)
The BRC is a collaborative effort between Central Texas College, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.
The BRC provides high-quality business counseling, training and assistance to potential and existing small business owners, including the self-employed.
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