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News and Updates

You can find the latest news and announcements from Workforce Solutions Borderplex right here.

December 11, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex’ CyberSecurity Technology Training Program Registration Closing Soon

Workforce Solutions Borderplex will be closing registration into their Cybersecurity Technology Training Program on December 20, 2018, so interested applicants are encouraged to sign up immediately at www.borderplexjobs.com to be considered for entry into the program.

December 7, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex and Local Businesses Lauded at 22nd Texas Workforce Commission Conference

Workforce Solutions Borderplex and its partners, Prudential Financial, Inc. and Tropicana Homes, were recognized and awarded at the 22nd Annual Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Conference in Houston, Texas on November 28 and 29, 2018.

December 7, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Welcomes Silicon Valley Start-Up and Promotes Exciting New Jobs in Their Company

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is proud to welcome Silicon Valley start-up, Curacubby, to the Borderplex region. Curacubby announced that they will be opening an office in Downtown El Paso in January 2019. Workforce Solutions Borderplex will be assisting Curacubby in their pursuit of securing excellent candidates for their new El Paso team.

December 3, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Recognized Superstar Board Members and Business Partners at 2018 Annual Meeting

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) celebrated and recognized outstanding board members and the dynamic business partners they organization has worked with over the past year at the 2018 Annual Board Meeting. The event took place on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

December 3, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Launching Final CyberSecurity Technology Training Program

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is announcing the final opportunity for Borderplex residents to take part in the award-winning Cybersecurity Technology Certification Training program, launching January 2019. The program will be FREE for selected participants.

November 16, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces New Member of Board of Directors

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the leader in innovative workforce services in the borderland region, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Randall Kinzie to the Board of Directors.

November 16, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Launching Final CyberSecurity Technology Training Program

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is announcing the final opportunity for Borderplex residents to take part in the award-winning Cybersecurity Technology Certification Training program, launching January 2019. The program will be free for selected participants.

November 13, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Workforce Solutions Borderplex Centers and offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd, 2018. Our Workforce Centers and offices will re-open on Monday, November 26th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

November 7, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Hosts 2018 Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Veterans Hiring Event

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is proud to host the 8th annual Hiring Red, White & You! statewide veterans hiring event. Hiring Red, White & You! connects veterans and their spouses in Texas with employers who are seeking veterans’ exceptional skills. This is a free event and is open to all job seekers. One hundred and two of the Borderplex region’s most in-demand employers have confirmed attendance at this event, making this the biggest hiring event of the year.

October 25, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Congratulates Summer Earn & Learn Partner Walgreen’s for Winning Lex Frieden Employment Award

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is proud to congratulate employer partner Walgreen’s store #6753 for winning the 2018 Lex Frieden Small Size Employment Award for their dedicated participation in the WSB Summer Earn & Learn program.

October 19, 2018 - Workforce Solutions' North Loop Center - OPENS at 10 AM MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND

The Workforce Solutions' North Loop Center will OPEN at 10 AM on Monday, October 22, 2018, due to construction. All other Workforce Centers will observe normal business hours. If you have any questions, please contact us at (915) 887-2600. 

October 17, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This month, Workforce Solutions Borderplex has been celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness, which is an annual awareness campaign that educates community members about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities, with this year's theme being "America’s Workforce: Empowering All".

October 2, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Hosts 2018 Retail and DisAbility Friendly Hiring Fairs

In preparation for the busy holiday season, Workforce Solutions Borderplex is hosting the 2018 Retail Hiring Fair. And, in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Workforce Solutions is also hosting a special DisAbility Friendly Hiring Fair.

October 1, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Offers Military Spouses and Transitional Soldiers FREE Tuition for National Certification Programs

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in partnership with Fort Bliss and the Texas and El Paso Apartment Associations, is proud to exclusively offer military spouses and transitioning soldiers the opportunity to earn their certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) or their National Apartment Leasing Professional certification (NALP) free of charge to eligible candidates.

September 18, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Hosting the 2018 JobCon West Career Event

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, in partnership with Anthony Independent School District and Canutillo Independent School District, will host the 2018 JobCon West event; to captivate and educate high school students in the western areas of El Paso County about target industries and the high-demand careers in the Borderplex region.

September 10, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Hold Ribbon-Cutting at New Downtown Location Inside Main Library

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in partnership with the City of El Paso and the El Paso Public Library, will be hosting a grand opening/ribbon-cutting of its new Job Center located inside the Main Library in Downtown El Paso. Remarks at the event will be made by Joyce Wilson, CEO, Workforce Solutions Borderplex; Mark Pumphrey, Director of El Paso Public Libraries; and Cissy Lizaraga, City Council Representative for District 8.

August 29, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Hosting the 2018 JobCon East Career Event

Workforce Solutions Borderplex in partnership with Fabens Independent School District, Clint Independent School District, Tornillo Independent School District, Fort Hancock Independent School District, and Sierra Blanca Independent School District are hosting the 2018 JobCon East career event, to captivate and educate high school students in the eastern areas of El Paso County about target industries and the high-demand careers in the Borderplex region.

August 22, 2018 - Last Day of Operations at Workforce Solutions Borderplex’ Downtown Center at 300 E. Main is Friday

As Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) prepares to move into its new location at the Main Library, the last day of business at its current location at 300 E. Main Street will be Friday, August 24, 2018. The new location will open on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

August 16, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex is Moving into the Main Library

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in partnership with the City of El Paso, will be moving its Downtown Center into a new location at the Main Library located at 501 N. Oregon on September 4, 2018.

August 15, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex and Vocational Rehabilitation Services Co-Locating at WSB’s North Loop Center

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) will be colocating space with Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) effective Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the Workforce Solutions - North Loop Center, located at 8825 North Loop, Suite 122, El Paso, TX 79907.

August 14, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Hosts Parent Conference

Workforce Solutions Borderplex’ Texas Rising Star (TRS) program is proud to present the first annual Parent Conference on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

July 30, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Host Burlington Hiring Event

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, in partnership with Burlington, will be hosting a special hiring event at the North Loop Workforce Solutions Center on August 1, 2 & 3, 2018, to hire 130 retail positions.

July 20, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces Two New Board Members

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the leader in innovative workforce services in the borderland region, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Mary Jo Ochoa-Hernandez and Dr. Jose Manuel de la Rosa to the Board of Directors.

July 17, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Wins 2018 Workforce Excellence Award

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has been awarded the 2018 Workforce Excellence Award by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) for its outstanding CompTIA Cyber-Security Technology Certification program.

July 16, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Wins Big at CompTIA Partner Summit

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) was recognized at the 2018 Annual CompTIA Partner Summit for excellence in IT Workforce Innovation in its dynamic CompTIA Cyber-Security Technology Certification program.

July 12, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Seeking Businesses for Fall JobCon Series Events

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is actively seeking dynamic employers to take part in its two Fall 2018 JobCon events for Far West and Far East El Paso County.

July 11, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Heading to New Location at Main Library

Workforce Solutions Borderplex(WSB), in partnership with the City of El Paso, will be moving into the Main Library to offer their expert array of career and job placement services.

July 10, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Host EPISD Hiring Event for Bus Drivers

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, in partnership with the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD), will be hosting a special hiring event at the Downtown Workforce Solutions Center on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, to hire 30 bus drivers.

June 5, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex and STTE Foundation Release

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in partnership with the Success Through Technology Education Foundation (STTE) are releasing the 2018 STEAMx Impact Evaluation Report that demonstrates the need for more STEAM-oriented activities in the Borderplex region; validating the powerful long-term impact supporting STEAM education will have in our community.

May 30, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces Two New Board Members

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the leader in innovative workforce services in the borderland region is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Leonard "Tripper" Goodman and Mr. Don Parrott to the Board of Directors.

May 29, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Host Massive Halliburton Hiring Event

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, in partnership with Halliburton, will be hosting a special hiring event this Thursday. Halliburton seeks to fill 300-400 positions and company representatives will be on-site to conduct same-day interviews for those who qualify.

May 2, 2018 - UPDATED TIME - Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Host Texas Workforce Commission Regional Stakeholders this Thursday

Please note the UPDATED TIME for this event that begins at 1 PM. At the Commissioners’ Regional Stakeholders Meeting, the public is invited to attend the meeting to provide feedback on several workforce solutions programs.

May 1, 2018 - Borderplex Students “Got STEAMED” and Won Big at 2018 STEAMx Competitions

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, ten dynamic borderland student teams were recognized at an inspirational awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the STEAMx Competitions. Workforce Solutions Borderplex is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 STEAMx (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Competitions.

April 30, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Launch 2018 Hire El Paso Youth Summer Work Program at Wednesday Press Conference

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in conjunction with its program partners, invite the media and key stakeholders to the Hire El Paso Youth Summer Work Program press conference. Regional leaders will be releasing essential program details for employers and youth interested in taking part in the 2018 summer work experience program.

April 30, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Host Texas Workforce Commission Regional Stakeholders this Thursday

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in conjunction with its parent company, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), will be hosting a Commissioners’ Regional Stakeholders Meeting to offer a variety of workforce-related panels and presentations. 

April 18, 2018 - ‘GET STEAMED’ at the 2018 STEAMx Fiesta & Competitions

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, in partnership with the STTE (Success Through Technology Education) Foundation, is proud to present the 2018 STEAMx (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Fiesta & Competitions. STEAMx is a vibrant, high-impact 2-day event, specially developed to captivate and engage the Borderplex region’s youth, to increase their awareness of the opportunities that exist in STEAM-oriented education and careers.

April 17, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Hosts 2018 Summer Hiring Fair

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) will be connecting border residents with some of the areas most coveted jobs and valuable employers at the 2018 Summer Hiring Fair.

April 16, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Launches How To Pick a Career website

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is proud to launch the organization’s newest resource website - HowtoPickaCareer.com - which offers visitors the opportunity to explore a series of exciting and interactive tools that walk users through what it will take to make career dreams a reality.

April 4, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Seeking Businesses for El Paso Summer Youth Employment Program

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is actively seeking businesses to join in the 2018 season of the El Paso Summer Youth Employment programs - Hire El Paso Youth Work Program and the Earn & Learn Program.

April 3, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Congratulates Last Cohort of CompTIA Graduates

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is pleased to announce the last cohort of graduates of the dynamic CompTIA Cyber-Security Technology certification program. Candidates who complete the intense, customized 12-week training program are awarded five IT-recognized certifications in IT fundamentals, A+, Network+, Security+, and CSA+.

February 22, 2018 - Tri-County JobCon to be held in Marfa

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is hosting this event is to captivate and educate high school students in the rural areas about high-demand careers in their communities, with over 20 major employers in attendance.

February 8, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Releases 2017 Annual Report

Workforce Solutions Borderplex released its 2017 Annual Report. The document highlights the strategic efforts conducted by the workforce board, administration, and its service delivery contractors.

February 5, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Board of Directors Presents 2018 Board Officers and Committee Chairs

Workforce Solutions Borderplex’ newly elected officers and appointed committee chairs are kicking off another exciting year ahead for the organization.

January 24, 2018 - Workforce Solutions Hosts Ag Employer Conference

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), along with its partner at the New Mexico Workforce Connection, will host the 2018 Agricultural Employer Conference on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport.

December 4, 2017 - Local Board Wins Big at State Conference

The 21stAnnual Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Conference was held November 29th through December 1st in Dallas.  Several entities affiliated with Workforce Solutions Borderplex received board awards during the conference. 

November 27, 2017 - TECH INDUSTRY GETS MUCH NEEDED BOOST WITH VETERAN GRADS

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) along with program partners are hosting a Graduation Ceremony on Monday, November 27 at 5:30 pm at El Parque Restaurant (1319 George Dieter – in Las Palmas Marketplace) for veterans who completed their CompTIA Certifications. 

November 16, 2017 - WSB Recognizes Outstanding Board Members, Awards Businesses and Elects New Officers

At its Annual Board Meeting on November 16th, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) celebrated the contributions of its board members and business partners.   At the event, Board Chair Leo A. Duran Sr. introduced the second year winners for the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Board Member and a special recognition for the Past Board Chair.  

November 2, 2017 - 6th annual RED, WHITE & YOU! INDUSTRY JOB FAIR

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in conjunction with the Texas Workforce Commission, will be hosting a statewide job fair, Red White & You!, geared for veterans with over 60 confirmed employers at the El Paso Marriott on Thursday, November 9, 2017. 

October 11, 2017 - WSB Alpine Career Center Open House

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) will host an Open House in Alpine on Monday, October 16th at 9:00 am to welcome the community and showcase the redesigned Alpine Career Center located at Ward Center Plaza, 710 E. Holland, Ste. 2, Alpine, TX 79830. 

October 11, 2017 - Students Get Ready to Compete in STEAMx

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), along with community partners and sponsors, is proud to launch ten STEAMx (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) competitions.  The launch will take place Saturday, October 14th at the University of Texas at El Paso Undergraduate Learning Center located at 500 W. University from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

October 6, 2017 - WSB Receives Wagner Peyser Grant Award

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) was notified by the Office of the Governor and the Texas Workforce Investment Council that it was recommended for $241,772 in grant funding to place 60 youth into job training for emerging industries in the El Paso region.

October 5, 2017 - WSB Announces Two New Board Members

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, announced the appointment of Ms. Carmen Perez and Mr. Troy Markusson to the Board of Directors.

October 4, 2017 - WSB Hosts Retail Industry Job Fair

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is hosting a Retail Industry Job Fair, this Thursday, October 5th from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Wyndham Hotel located at 2027 Airway Blvd., El Paso, Texas 79925. 

September 27, 2017 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Honored Employers and Youth

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, Vocational Rehabilitative Services and Volar Center for Independent Living hosted a ceremony to recognize the 76 young people with disabilities and their employers who participated in the 2017 Earn and Learn Work Summer Work Program.

September 22, 2017 - JOBCON: THE FUTURE OF CAREER EXPLORATION SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) and the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) will host the First Annual JOBCON on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 9am to 1pm at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center located in downtown El Paso.  

September 19, 2017 - Notice Regarding Workforce Solutions Borderplex Mobile Unit Deployment

The Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) mobile career unit will be deployed to assist the Coastal Bend Workforce Board to provide Hurricane Harvey relief employment services.  The mobile unit will serve smaller outlying communities in need of assistance.

September 14, 2017 - The Entrepreneurship Club Powered by MIT Launch Comes to El Paso The Entrepreneurship Club Powered by MIT Launch Comes to El Paso

Nearly 200 area students across 11 high schools will participate in a world-wide competition to celebrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education and entrepreneurship, powered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Launch program.

September 11, 2017 - WSB Honors Employers and Youth with Abilities

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, Vocational Rehabilitative Services and Volar Center for Independent Living will host a ceremony to recognize the 77 youth with disabilities and 22 employers who participated in the 2017 Summer Earn and Learn Work Program.

September 7, 2017 - WSB Integrating Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is expanding services to offer a full range of Vocational Rehabilitative Services (VRS) at the Alpine office located at Ward Center Plaza, 710 E. Holland, Ste. 2, Alpine, TX 79830. Office hours will remain the same, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.

September 5, 2017 - LIFT Grant Launches Free IT Training Program

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is pleased to announce that the first class of participants in the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT-funded IT training program has begun.  145 applicants tested for a top spot in the class, reserved for only 18 students.

July 24, 2017 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces New Board Member

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, announced the appointment of Mr. Dan Dunlap to the Board of Directors.

July 20, 2017 - REVERSE JOB FAIR FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) will host a reverse job fair for the Construction Industry on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at the Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport.  The address is 1770 Airway Blvd., El Paso, Texas 79925.

June 26, 2017 - CHILD CARE CENTERS AND FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES GO GREEN

This summer, El Pasoans will see more than their kids growing at local child care facilities. Through a program spearheaded by Workforce Solutions Borderplex Child Care Services (CCS), vegetables are being grown by children and their child care providers at over 45 child care facilities. 

June 5, 2017 - Texas Workforce Commission to Host Employment Law Update in Alpine

Texas Workforce Commission will assist employers in following federal and state employment law.  The topics covered will include: Texas Employment Law and Hiring Legally, Federal and Texas Wage and Hour Law, Unemployment Claims and Appeals, Independent Contractors, Employee Policy Handbooks, Drug Testing, Workplace Privacy Issues, Background Checks and Social Media.

June 2, 2017 - MOBILE UNIT SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR 2017

Workforce Solutions Borderplex staff will assist jobseekers utilizing a mobile unit that provides program information; introductory and intermediate services to job seekers and employers throughout the rural service areas. In addition the mobile unit will provide workshops, orientations, and employment services

May 18, 2017 - GRADUATION FOR YOUTH BUILD

YouthBuild will be celebrating its first cohort's graduation from construction training. The graduation will take place at the Workforce Solutions Borderplex North Loop Office located at 8825 N. Loop, Suite 122, this Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 

May 15, 2017 - INDUSTRY FAIR OFFERS 150 JOBS

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), along with over 40 employers in the fields of Construction, Transportation and Advanced Logistics, is hosting a job fair this Wednesday, May 17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Lower Valley Career Center. 

May 4, 2017 - Partners Launch Summer Jobs Programs

Today, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), along with partners from the Borderplex Alliance, El Paso County, the City of El Paso, the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, launched three youth employment initiatives for 2017; Hire El Paso Youth Summer Work Program, Summer Earn & Learn, and The Texas Internship Challenge. 

May 2, 2017 - Hire El Paso Youth Summer Work Program Press Conference

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) alongside its program partners invite the media and key stakeholders to the Hire El Paso Youth Summer Work Program Press Conference. Regional leaders will gather and release specific details for employers and youth interested in participating in the upcoming summer work experience program.

April 26, 2017 - WSB Announces New Board Member

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, announced the appointment of Mr. Bobby Blanco to the Board of Directors.

April 12, 2017 - STEAM Fiesta Winners Announced

The 2017 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Fiesta which is coordinated annually by Workforce Solutions Borderplex and the STEAM Fiesta Committee commenced with an awards ceremony on Friday, April 7th.  This was the culmination of efforts that impacted regional middle school students  along with high school competitors. 

April 11, 2017 - Ribbon-Cutting for New Job Center in Horizon City

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) and Goodwill Industries of El Paso have partnered to open a fourth Job Link Site in Horizon City at 13998 Horizon, Suite 110-120, Horizon City, Texas 79928. This Friday, April 14, WSB and Goodwill Industries of El Paso, along with Joshua Carter, District Director on behalf of State Representative Gonzalez, and the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new job link site.

April 4, 2017 - Annual STEAM Fiesta Week is Here

he 2017 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Fiesta which is coordinated annually by Workforce Solutions Borderplex and the STEAM Fiesta Committee starts this week.  The multidimensional, two-day event for middle and high school students in the Borderplex Region was designed to increase student awareness of career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math disciplines.

April 3, 2017 - Math Adds Up For Area Schools

Two years ago, the Prudential Foundation announced a commitment of $870,000 to help build a next-generation workforce in El Paso. Since then, Prudential's investment has impacted two programs: the Prudential Math Challenge Competition created for high school students and MATHCOUNTS targeted at middle schoolers. 

March 16, 2017 - WSB Makes Another Board Announcement

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, announced the appointment of Mr. Bill Coon to the Board of Directors. 

February 22, 2017 - WSB Announces New Board Member

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, announced the appointment of Mr. Rafael “Ralph” Adame to the Board of Directors.

February 9, 2017 - WSB RELEASES 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

Today Workforce Solutions Borderplex released its 2016 Annual Report. The document highlights the strategic efforts conducted by the workforce board, administration, and its service delivery contractors. Content includes reporting on 2016 expenditures, communications, programs, services, and impact on the business community.

January 23, 2017 - Agricultural Conference To Be Held Wednesday

Agricultural Conference To Be Held Wednesday
Partners Aim to Help Grow Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Businesses

January 12, 2017 - FIRST Tech Challenge Meet & STEAM Rally

BUILDING STEAM (SCIENCE, TECH, ENGINEERING, ART & MATH)

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) College of Engineering, the Texas Tech College of Architecture, and Money Smart Week El Paso will be hosting an educational rally promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) this Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 9am to 12pm in the Chapin High School Gymnasium, 7000 Dyer Street, El Paso, TX 79904.

December 12, 2016 - STEAM 2017 COMPETITIONS ANNOUNCED

Workforce Solutions Borderplex has officially announced its annual STEAM event which will be held April 6-7, 2017.  With that, the organization has opened registration to area high schoolers for seven competitions.

December 1, 2016 - INITIATIVE NEEDS YOUTH FOR IN-DEMAND INDUSTRY

On September 23rd, Workforce Solutions Borderplex was notified by the Department of Labor that it had been awarded $600,000 for the "YouthBuild El Paso" initiative.

December 1, 2016 - EL PASO ACCEPTED INTO NATIONAL TECHHIRE INITIATIVE

El Paso Joins 19 Other Communities in Today’s Announcement Dedicated to Building Inclusive Tech Ecosystems

November 29, 2016 - WORKFORCE INTRODUCES AWARDS AT ANNUAL BOARD MEETING

At its Annual Board Meeting on November 17th, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) celebrated the contributions of its board members and business partners. At the event, Board Chair Leo A. Duran Sr. introduced the first ever Business Partner Awards and the Chairman’s Award for special contributions by a board member. 

November 17, 2016 - PROGRAM HELPS PARENTS PAY CHILD SUPPORT

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), The Texas Workforce Commission and the Child Support Division of the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) collaboratively provide assistance to noncustodial parents (NCPs) who are required to pay child support, through the NCP Choices Program.

November 17, 2016 - WORKFORCE BOARD ELECTS 2017 OFFICERS

Today at the Workforce Solutions Borderplex Annual Board Meeting, the Board of Directors re-elected the current slate of officers for 2017.

November 8, 2016 - VETERANS & JOBSEEKERS REPORT FOR CAREERS

(Ft. Bliss, Texas) Workforce Solutions Borderplex, in conjunction with the Texas Workforce Commission, will be hosting a statewide job fair geared for veterans with 85 confirmed employers at the Ft. Bliss Centennial Conference Center on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

October 18, 2016 - Ceremony to Recognize Employers and Youth for the 2016 Summer Ability Employment Initiative

WHAT: Ceremony to Recognize Employers and Youth for the 2016 Summer Ability Employment Initiative
WHO: Workforce Solutions Borderplex, Vocational Rehabilitative Services and Volar Center for Independent Living
WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
WHERE: Region 19 Education Service Center, 6611 Boeing Dr., El Paso, TX 79925

October 11, 2016 - WORKFORCE BOARD ANNOUNCES BOARD UPDATES APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS AND REAPPOINTS THREE

On October 4, 2016 the three Texas Workforce Commissioners, Andres Alcantar, Chairman and Commissioner representing the public, Ruth R. Hughs, Commissioner representing employers and Juan Alvarez, Commissioner representing labor approved the appointment of three new board members.  They are Satish Bhaskar, Lourdes Madera Tirado and Ruben Torres.  Also approved were the reappointments of three board members; Robert Alcala, Leo A. Duran Sr., and Grace D. Munoz.

October 10, 2016 - WSB CELEBRATES HireAbility MONTH

During the month of October, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) and its partners at the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities will promote employment opportunities for Texans who possess significant knowledge and skills and also have a disability. 

October 6, 2016 - WORKFORCE WINS NATIONAL GRANT FROM KELLOGG FOUNDATION

Innovate+Educate (I+E) and the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) announced that Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is one of three winners of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Two-Gen Grant.   The funding will support WSB’s initiative to advance new pathways to employment for parents and families with young children (0-8 years) while providing linkages between early childhood development and employment that will lead to economic advancement.

October 5, 2016 - WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WEEK

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in conjunction with the U. S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Workforce Development Council (WDC), is participating in Workforce Development Week, a national awareness campaign from October 3-7, 2016.  This is an effort to promote the efforts of Workforce Development Boards across the country.

September 23, 2016 - YouthBuild El Paso Awarded Funding by DOL

Workforce Solutions Borderplex was notified by the Department of Labor that its application for the "YouthBuild El Paso!" initiative was selected for funding. El Paso was chosen out of hundreds of applications nationwide. 

September 15, 2016 - WORKFORCE HOSTS INDUSTRY JOB FAIR

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in conjunction with local employers, will host its third quarterly Industry Job Fair next Wednesday, September 21st from 9am to 2pm at the El Paso Airport Marriott located at 1600 Airway Blvd.  Jobs with immediate openings will be offered in the fields of manufacturing, production, retail and healthcare.  To date there are 70 employers registered to participate, offering over 500 jobs.

September 12, 2016 - Local Workforce Women Go National

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is proud to announce that local service providers and partners, Heather Leach and Terri Leisten, were recently elected as At-Large Members to the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP). 

August 24, 2016 - Ribbon-Cutting for New Job Center in West El Paso

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) and Goodwill Industries of El Paso, have partnered to open a third Job Link Site in far West El Paso at The Paseo Del Norte Plaza 6351 South Desert, El Paso, Texas 79932. This Friday, August 26, WSB, Goodwill Industries of El Paso, along with State Representative Joe Moody and the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new job link site. 

August 17, 2016 - Forum to Attract & Educate New and Existing Training Providers

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, is hosting a seminar to attract potential businesses who want to become a certified training provider while also educating current providers on the new federal requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

August 12, 2016 - WORKFORCE BOARD ADDS NEW MEMBER

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, announced the appointment of Ms. Emma Schwartz to the Board of Directors.

July 13, 2016 - NEW PROGRAM BUNDLES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES VIA $1000 SCHOLARSHIP

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the Far West Adult Education Consortium, and El Paso Community College are launching a program that will jump-start individuals who have been out of school and/or been looking for new career with a $1,000 scholarship for a professional certification.

June 13, 2016 - Ribbon-Cutting for New Job Center

(El Paso, TX) June 13, 2016 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has relocated its Northeast El Paso Center to the Vino Nuevo Plaza at 8941 Dyer, El Paso, Texas 79904. This Thursday, June 16, 2016, WSB, along with the State Representative Joe Moody and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new location. The media is invited to cover this event.

June 6, 2016 - INDUSTRIES ADD JOBS TO LOCAL ECONOMY

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in conjunction with local employers, will host its second quarterly Industry Job Fair this Wednesday, June 8 from 9am to 2pm at Region 19 Education Service Center located at 6611 Boeing Dr., El Paso, TX 79925. 

June 2, 2016 - LOCAL EMPLOYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FIRST ANNUAL REVERSE JOB FAIR LOCAL EMPLOYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FIRST ANNUAL REVERSE JOB FAIR

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in conjunction with local employers and youth, will host El Paso’s first annual Reverse Job Fair. 

The Reverse Job Fair is different from the traditional job fair model. “Borderplex Certified” youth set up booths to display their portfolios, skills and talents to employers who are looking to staff up this summer. Employers will have direct access to engage with and interview 80 youth who are ready for new summer work experiences and internship opportunities. 

May 19, 2016 - â€œBorderplex Certified” Youth Seek Summer Internships

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, launched this year’s Summer Work Internship Program today.  WSB has committed to 200 sponsorships for summer internships for “Borderplex Certified” people between the ages of 16-24.  Through a matching system with public and private entities, interns are placed into jobs that correlate with their specific skill sets, interests, and abilities.

May 12, 2016 - New Military Affiliated Satellite Center Now Open for Business

(El Paso, TX) May 13, 2016 -- Active members of the military, their spouses and dependents and veterans who are seeking workforce services will now have additional access on Fort Bliss, Texas.

April 28, 2016 - WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WEEK LAUNCH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WEEK LAUNCH

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WEEK LAUNCH

Q2 Report Release, Job Fair Schedule & Tour of Services

El Paso, Texas – April 28, 2016: Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in conjunction with the U. S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Workforce Development Council (WDC), is participating in Workforce Development Week, a national awareness campaign from April 25-29, 2016.

April 21, 2016 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces New Board Member

El Paso, Texas April 21, 2016 Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Spencer III to the Board of Directors.

“Mr. Spencer will represent the private sector and will make a great addition to the Board,” said Joyce Wilson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Borderplex. “His work experience as a successful construction contractor will greatly benefit our organization.” 

April 14, 2016 - 2016 STEM+ART Competition and Scholarship Winners

On Friday, April 8th, the 2016 STEM+ART Fiesta concluded with an evening awards ceremony culminating efforts that impacted 1,000 middle school students from the region along with over 250 competitors from 27 high schools.  

In conjunction with a long list of corporate sponsors, Workforce Solutions Borderplex is pleased to announce the following competition winners:

April 1, 2016 - 1000+ Middle and High Schoolers Go STEM Crazy

Annual STEM+Art Fiesta Kicks Off Next Week

The 2016 STEM+Art Fiesta which is coordinated annually by Workforce Solutions Borderplex and the STEM+Art Fiesta Committee kicks off next week.  The multidimensional, two-day event for middle and high school students in the Borderplex Region was designed to increase student awareness of career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art disciplines.  This year there are seven STEM and Art high school competitions in addition to workshop rotations for middle schoolers.  The media is invited to cover all the STEM+Art Fiesta activities.

 

March 24, 2016 - Big Changes at Workforce Solutions Borderplex

New Contracts; Enhanced Services & Customer Focus

(El Paso, Texas - March 24, 2016) Beginning Monday, April 4, 2016, new service providers will take over operations of career centers and other programs of Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB). The Career Centers at Northeast (9740 Dyer St.) and Northloop ( 8825 N. Loop, Ste 122) will be closed on Friday, April 1, to allow for a full transition of responsibilities. Effective April 4, most WSB Centers will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, the Fort Bliss Center and the Fabens Center locations will operate on a 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. schedule.  The change in operational hours will maximize staff availability and decrease customer wait times while expanding new service delivery tools. 

March 10, 2016 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Kicks Off 2016 Hiring Events Next Week

El Paso, Texas – March 10, 2016 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex will host its first Industry Job Fair of 2016 next Thursday, March 17th from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Marriott Hotel at 1600 Airway Boulevard.  To date, over 30 companies have committed to the hiring event with close to 175 jobs in the Construction, Transportation, and Warehousing sectors.    

February 4, 2016 - STEM+Art Fiesta Introduces Architecture Competition

EL PASO, TX (February 4, 2016) The 2016 STEM+Art Fiesta Committee is pleased to announce “Living on Mars”, which is the newest addition to the competition lineup.  The Texas Tech School of Architecture is sponsoring the competition which invites students to design a house for three astronauts who are sent to Mars to cohabitate while working together in the same space.  Student entries must include an airtight living space which includes a laboratory geared for experiments as well as living and entertainment areas.  Successful entries will address areas for socializing and sports activities. 

January 27, 2016 - Lean Startup Revolutionizing How We Start a Business: Free Workshop for Teenage Entrepreneurs

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is hosting a free entrepreneurship workshop for teens this Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Downtown Employment Workforce Center located at 300 East Main, El Paso, Texas 79901.

January 13, 2016 - STEM Program Adds National Math Competition

January 13, 2016 -- (El Paso, Texas) Prudential Financial announced a commitment of an $870,000 grant to help build a next-generation workforce in El Paso.   Prudential's investment will focus on creating programs to help El Pasoans build deep skill sets in math, information technology, and business.

December 15, 2015 - ADVANCING MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SET

Employers in the manufacturing industry will participate in a panel discussion to identify gaps for Workforce Solutions Borderplex Business Services to align operational efforts. 

December 3, 2015 - Workforce Board Elects 2016 Board Officers

(El Paso, Texas) On Wednesday, December 2nd at the Workforce Solutions Borderplex General Board and Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors elected the 2016 slate of officers for the board.

November 18, 2015 - Free Workshop for Teenage Entrepreneurs Free Workshop for Teenage Entrepreneurs

Lean Startup Revolutionizing How We Start a Business: Free Workshop for Teenage Entrepreneurs

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is hosting a free entrepreneurship workshop for teens Saturday, November 21 from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Downtown Employment Workforce Center located at 300 East Main, El Paso, Texas 79901.

November 16, 2015 - 2016 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) + Art Competitions Registration Now Open For High Schools

Five competitions for Regional High School Student Teams to compete in.

November 12, 2015 - Hiring! Red, White & You & Industry Job Fair FINAL EVENT RESULTS

PRESS ADVISORY For Immediate Release

Hiring! Red, White & You & Industry Job Fair FINAL EVENT RESULTS 

June 18, 2015 - Hundreds of Youth Hard at Work This Summer

El Paso’s workforce has seen an influx of youth on the job this summer, thanks to the El Paso Summer Youth Employment Program…

May 13, 2015 - 79 Companies Hiring at Industry Job Fair Today

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is hosting its 2nd Industry Job Fair today Wednesday, May 13th from 9:00am to 2:00pm

May 11, 2015 - STEM Fiesta 2.0 Surges on to UTEP Campus

Workforce Solutions Borderplex to host 1500 students