Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
We can offer proactive, business-focused intervention, outplacement services, and assistance at no cost to local businesses. Through Layoff Aversion funding, we can explore options to retain your workforce such as upskilling your employees or purchasing remote access equipment to adapt to the current environment.
Contact us for custom tailored solutions for your businesses needs:
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas’ Business Services team strives to ensure that the existing businesses in Central Texas are equipped with the programs and services to grow. 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.
For more information about how we can help your business to thrive, Contact Us.
Business Resource Center
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.
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 where you can attract a large and diverse pool of qualified applicants. Reserve a table at one of our upcoming events or reserve one of our private interviewing spaces.
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.
Human Capital Management
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.
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.
The Mass Claims program streamlines the unemployment benefits claims process for employers faced with layoffs (permanent or temporary) of 10 or more employees at one time and takes some of the burden off the employees filing. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
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