Workforce Solutions

Veterans

Veterans

Workforce Solutions job centers and staff offer priority assistance to veterans and their families who are seeking to enter or return to the workforce.

Quick Start for Veterans

Visit a workforce center to register for WorkInTexas.com as a veteran.

Speak with center staff and determine eligibility for Veteran Career Advisor services or Employment Services staff.

Work with your Veteran Career Advisor or Employment Services staff for assistance with benefits, training and employment services.

Work Opportunities

Work Opportunities

Learn about part-time, full-time and summer/seasonal job work opportunities that are both paid and unpaid.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Services designed for students, high school graduates, dropouts, and others who are in need of employment and training assistance.

Childcare Aid

Childcare Aid

We help eligible working families pay for childcare costs.

Events

Events

Learn about upcoming youth career fairs and hiring events.

Find a Center

Find a Center

Locate a Workforce Center near you offering student/youth training and benefits.

Military Spouse Training

MILITARY SPOUSE TRAINING

When a military family relocates, it can be difficult for military spouses to find employment. The Military Family Support Pilot Program (MFP) is designed to better meet the needs of military spouses who want to enter the job market. The program will assist military spouses by providing them with training opportunities and support, enhanced employment services, and connections with area employers for increased employment opportunities.

You must bring the following:

  • Proof of Authorization to Work in the US (i.e. Birth Certificate, Passport, or Social Security Card)
  • Federal, State or local government issued ID
  • Relocation Orders

Qualifying Military Spouses may receive:

  • Short-term Occupational Training
  • Enhanced Job Search Assistance
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • We will assist with Transportation on Support Services
  • We will assist with Childcare Services

Get Started
Visit Patrica Araujo at the Ft. Bliss office in Bldg. 503, or call (915) 887-2955 or email: patricia.araujo@borderplexjobs.com

All Veterans or qualifying military spouse who visit a workforce career center receive priority of services. Upon visiting any workforce center, please inform the front desk staff that you are a veteran.

SERVICES

  • Job search assistance
  • Pre-employment and work readiness
  • Resume writing
  • Access to computers, internet and printing resources
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Assessment and planning
  • Case management
  • Information and referral to support services
  • Life skills
  • Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) National Emergency Grant
  • Hard-to-Serve Veterans Initiative
  • Comprehensive Veterans Initiative
  • Two-day hold on new job postings in WorkInTexas.com to ensure veterans get first viewing
  • Integration points between WorkInTexas.com and US.jobs
  • Veteran-specific job search portal into WorkInTexas.com via the Texas Veterans Portal
  • Access to child care services
VETERAN & MILITARY SPOUSE SATELLITE CENTER 915.887.2397

Located: Building 503 A, Room 127
Fort Bliss, Texas 79906
Hours: Monday–Friday
7:30am to 4:30pm

OTHER VETERAN FOCUS WORKFORCE LOCATIONS

Northeast
8941 Dyer St.
El Paso, TX 79904
915-887-2600

Lower Valley
8825 N. Loop ste.122
El Paso, TX 79907

BENEFITS

The Texas Veterans Leadership Program (TVLP) is a Texas Workforce Commission 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. To contact a TVLP representative call 888-VET-TEX1 or visit http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/texas-veterans-leadership-program

INITIATIVES

The Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP) fosters and promotes Veteran Entrepreneurship throughout the state of Texas. For more information, please send an email to: vep@tvc.texas.gov

Texas Wide Open for Veterans was created by the Texas Workforce Commission in partnership with the Texas Veterans Commission and Texas.gov. This resource offers multiple sources of information specific to target veterans with benefits. https://www.texaswideopenforveterans.com/twc-wofv/

Women Veterans Professional Network (WVPN) connects Women Veterans to one another throughout Texas for the purposes of professional development, mentoring, and networking. It serves as a tool for Women Veterans to empower fellow Women Veterans by encouraging professional advancement and achievement. For more information, please contact, Women Veterans Employment Coordinator for the Texas Veterans Commission at 512-463-0619

VETERAN OPPORTUNTIES FOR BUSINESS

Skills for Veterans addresses the unique challenges and training needs of post-9/11 veterans entering the Texas workforce by enhancing the skills of veterans, which will benefit employers. All private businesses, including private, nonprofit hospitals, can apply to TWC for training offered by their local community or technical college, to upgrade the skills of newly hired veterans. Tuition and fees paid up to $1,450 for newly hired, post-9/11 military veterans.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal Tax Savings Program benefiting employers and job seekers. WOTC is a Federal Income Tax Credit that reduces the federal tax liability for certain Employers both private for profit employers; and qualified "tax-exempt" organizations who hire eligible veterans. WOTC is meant to improve the Employment Prospects of Disadvantaged Individuals by providing Tax Incentives for the Prospective Employer. Tax credit amounts range from $1,200 to $9,600, with the typical allowance at $2,400.