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Career Center Services
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas provides job search assistance, online career readiness resources, resume & cover letter preparation to help you prepare for, and obtain jobs in career fields that suit your strengths, lifestyles, and goals.
support for job seekers who have been impacted by the current economic disruptions
We are monitoring the Central Texas Labor Market and post frequent updates for employment opportunities on our Jobs Now! page. Career Center Specialists are here to help you virtually, and can share proven tips on how to achieve success in your career, knowledge on the types of jobs that are growing and sustainable and how to prepare for them, and point you to virtual events to help you obtain the job you are looking for.
The first step in starting your journey is to register on WorkinTexas.com so you can connect with employers and job opportunities as well as receive notifications for upcoming employment fairs, recruitment and hiring events.
Career exploration Tools
We can also provide Virtual Typing Assessments (and others, including MS Word and Excel) via Kenexa Prove It.
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It is important to research careers that match your interests, skills, values, and talents. As you explore, you will begin to identify which occupations are most appealing to you.
Focus your efforts on gathering more detailed information about these specific jobs to narrow down your options for potential career paths. You may discover jobs that you have not considered or even knew existed.
After you narrow down the occupation options that are most appealing to you, it is time to decide which occupation is the best fit for you based on what you now know about yourself and the occupations you’ve researched.
-Do you have the education, training, credentials, and experience that are required?
If the answer is No, what do you need to obtain? Determine what you are missing, then make a plan to address and fill in the gaps.
Now make sure you are prepared for the job search!
-Is your resume up-to-date?
-When was the last time you interviewed for a job?
-What are the most effective ways to search for a job?
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas Career Centers are located around the region offering experienced staff to help you identify a career path and provide tools, like workshops and assessments, to market your skills, experience, and education to potential employers all at no cost to you.
WorkInTexas.com is a comprehensive online job search resource and matching system developed and maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission. It provides recruiting assistance to Texas employers of all types and sizes, and job search assistance to any individual seeking work in Texas. Click HERE for more information on workintexas.com.
Professional Development Workshops
Those who are looking for work or wanting to change careers can benefit from learning the concepts taught in our workshops. These skill-building sessions are designed to be interactive and motivating, as well as educational. All of our workshops are free and open to the public, but you must have an active workintexas.com account to attend.
Applying the skills you learn in these workshops will help you to find a job, and give you increased confidence in your ability to be successful in your career goals.
Specialized Employment Services
Education + Training
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas partners with community colleges in our region to provide AEL services to residents of Central Texas. Instructors from these colleges provide english language, math, reading, and writing instruction to assist adult students to earn a high school equivalency, and successfully enter college or workforce training.
To register for the GED program please call: (254) 526-1120
Any customer who needs remediation can enroll in our program, even if they have a high school diploma or HSE certificate. The program also includes customers who need remediation in the TSI, ASVAB, TABE, ACT, NRS, Praxis, Praxis II, HiSET, SAT, TASC, TEAS, and CASAS tests. All you need to do is take a free TABE assessment at your nearest location to be referred to the program.
As you plan the steps in your career path, you may discover your dream job requires more or different education than you have earned. The cost of education and training necessary to earn a degree, license or certificate can be expensive. Each year, billions of dollars in student financial assistance is provided to put qualified people in high-demand career fields.
If you have been affected by a lay-off, are a veteran or qualified spouse/dependent, are age 17-24, or are an individual affected by a disability, education and training assistance may also be provided through workforce development program funding.
Experienced specialists are available to provide information and assistance and can help determine if you qualify for funding.
Hiring + Career
Workforce Solutions Business Services staff work directly with local businesses to host hiring events – including Virtual Job Fairs – to bring employers and job seekers together.
Career networking events help both employers and job seekers expand their reach: individuals in the community can learn about employment opportunities and company culture, and employers can meet with and accept resumes directly from individuals and may hold interviews and hire qualified applicants on-the-spot.
WorkInTexas.com has updated information on the hiring events in our centers and across Texas. Sign up for our virtual events using the Events Calendar. You can also get email alerts whenever a new hiring event is scheduled.
Frequently Asked Questions
Need help? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
- While Workforce Solutions of Central Texas does not provide Unemployment Insurance, we can provide information to help you get online so that you may complete your application at one of our local offices. Check out our Unemployment Help page for more information | CLICK HERE
- If you need additional Unemployment Information, please call 1.800.939.6631
WorkinTexas.com is a service designed to connect job seekers and employers. As a job seeker, you can easily create your own account, create a resume, and search for all job openings in multiple areas, including those outside of the Permian Basin. The staff at any Workforce Solutions office is available to assist you in registering on WorkinTexas.com. It is simple to use, and best of all, it is free of charge
- Register on WorkInTexas.com at no charge
- Contact or visit one of the Career Centers of Workforce Solutions of Central Texas near you, which give you access to computers, supplies, and one-on-one assistance
Resume workshops provided by Workforce Solutions of Central Texas can help you prepare your resume and cover letter. Visit our Workshops page for more info. | CLICK HERE
Workforce Solutions provides workshops that can help prepare you for an interview. Visit our Workshops page for more info. | CLICK HERE
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The Workforce Solutions of Central Texas System is an equal opportunity employer/programs. Equal Opportunity is the Law. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to people with disabilities.
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