Special Events


A job fair designed to connect Texas veterans, service members and spouses with Texas employers.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area has partnered with the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Veterans Commission to again host the 5th Annual Capital Area Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
1165 Hargrave Street
Austin, TX 78702
This event is FREE for participating employers and job seekers.

Thank you to 2017's participating employers and veterans service providers:

ABC Home & Commercial Services
Allied Universal
Apex Wireless
Aramark at Baylor Scott & White
ATC Group Services
Austin Independent School District
Austin Police Department
Austin Water
Becker Wright Consultants
BG Multifamily
Brinks Inc.
Brookdale Westlake Hills
Circle K
City of Austin
Department of Veterans Affairs
Dollar Tree Stores
Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions
Effex Management Solutions
Evins Personnel Consultants
Extended Stay America
Farmers Insurance
FedEx Ground
GCA Services
The Greentree Group
HCS Renewable Energy LLC
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Internal Revenue Services
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 512
Manor ISD
Modis Engineering
Mr. Natural
MV Transportation
Navient / Gila LLC
New York Life Insurance Company
Office of Injured Employee Counsel
Paradigm Metals
Priebe Security Services
Progressive Insurance
Retronix Semiconductor
Saber Power Services
Seton Healthcare Family
Shop LC
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Texas Attorney General's Office
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Department of Transportation
Texas Facilities Commission
Texas General Land Office
Texas Workforce Commission
Thrivent Financial
TMF Health Quality Institute
Toys R Us
Travis County Facilities Management
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Travis Transit Management
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Ultimate Staffing
Wells Fargo
White Lodging
William Baca Insurance Agency
Participating veterans services providers and training providers:
American Legion Post 76
Consulting Solutions.Net
Disability Chamber of Commerce
Skillpoint Alliance
Texas Veterans Commission
Texas Veterans Leadership Program
Texas WorkForce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation
Troops to Teachers
Workforce Solutions Capital Area

Annual Awards Luncheon

The goal of the annual Workforce Solutions Capital Area Awards Luncheon is to celebrate the accomplishments of Travis County employers and community organizations that collaborate with Workforce Solutions throughout the year. We also want to pay tribute to individuals who have become self-sufficient using the workforce services and support resources provided through our many programs.

7th Annual Workforce Solutions Capital Area Awards Luncheon

Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating the 2015 Award Winners!

Board Member of the Year
  • Adrian Neely, Triad Building Maintenance
Workforce Professional of the Year
  • Kimberly McCaffrey
  • Sofia Salazar
Workforce Development Innovation
  • Accelerating Connections to Employment (Austin Community College & Workforce Solutions Capital Area)
  • Multi-Gen Summer Series (Skillpoint Alliance)
Employer of Excellence
  • Brookdale Lakeway
  • Travis County
Outstanding Child Care Provider
  • Manor Independent School District Child Development Center
  • Sammy's House
Excellence Through Individual Achievement - Youth
  • Mario Castor
  • Dammond Steen
Excellence Through Individual Achievement
  • Tiare Marshall
  • Viginus Nwokonkwo
  • Chriss Rathbun
  • Natalie & Jason Watters


We sold out again this year! Special thanks to the 2015 Sponsors.


  • C2 Global Professional Services


  • Austin Community College
  • C2 Global Professional Services
  • Cenpatico
  • Escamilla Poneck Attorneys & Counselors
  • St. Edward's University


  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Blackbaud
  • Community Playthings
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
  • IBEW
  • Luminex
  • Manpower
  • National Instruments
  • Skillpoint Alliance
  • St. David's HealthCare
  • Triad Building Maintenance

Past Workforce Solutions Captial Area Award Luncheons


A career fair designed to connect Austin youth with Austin employers.

We partnered with the City of Austin's Youth Council to host the fifth annual Youth Career Fest and Exploration on January 31, 2018.

Local businesses and youth organizations will provide the opportunity for representatives to talk to students about career opportunities, summer employment/ internship possibilities and what steps students should take to prepare.

This student-focused event is free and open to all area students as well as others in the community.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Palmer Event Center
900 Barton Springs Road

Please contact Tiffany Daniels (tiffany.daniels@wfscapitalarea.com) if you have any questions about the event.

Participating Employers and Organizations

  • 4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps Project
  • A+ Federal Credit Union
  • African American Youth Harvest Foundation
  • AgeLess Living
  • Aguirre & Fields
  • Allied Barton
  • Asterope
  • Austin 311
  • Austin Area Urban League
  • Austin Community College
  • Austin Community College – Continuing Education
  • Austin Convention and Visitors 
  • Austin Electrical Training Alliance
  • Austin Energy
  • Austin Film Festival
  • Austin Film Society
  • Austin Fire Department
  • Austin History Center (Austin Public Library)
  • Austin Moniter
  • Austin Police Department
  • Austin Public Library
  • Austin Travis Country EMS
  • Austin Youth Council
  • BBVA Compass
  • Beckett Electrical Services LLC
  • BIG Austin 
  • Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
  • Career Boosters
  • ChildCare Careers
  • Circuits of the Americas
  • City of Austin - Americans with Disabilities Act Office
  • City of Austin – Austin Energy (Mentor and Tutor Program)
  • City of Austin – Austin Water
  • City of Austin – Communications and Public Information Office
  • City of Austin – Contract Management
  • City of Austin – Economic Development
  • City of Austin – Fleet Services
  • City of Austin – Health and Human Services, Communicable Disease
  • City of Austin – Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
  • City of Austin – Parks and Recreation
  • City of Austin – Parks and Recreation (Aquatic Division)
  • City of Austin – Parks and Recreation (Park Rangers)
  • City of Austin – Planning and Development Review, Imagine Austin Team
  • City of Austin – Real Estate Services
  • Concordia University Texas 
  • Cook-Walden Funeral Homes & Cemeteries
  • Coolhead Tech
  • Costco
  • CyberTex Institute of Technology
  • DARS/DRS-Region 3 
  • Digital Workforce Academy
  • Dylanlisted.com
  • E3 Alliance
  • E4 Youth, Inc
  • Easter Seals Central Texas
  • Evins Personnel Consultants
  • Excel Learning Center
  • Gary Job Corps Center
  • George D Alan
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
  • GSC Architects
  • HEB Grocery
  • Hilton Austin 
  • Hilton Austin Airport
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • Hyatt Regency Austin
  • Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
  • IBC Bank
  • IBM
  • Invenio Solutions
  • Julie Sparks Andrada Photography
  • KLRU
  • LegalShield
  • Lone Star Family Market
  • Luminex Corporation
  • MTC – Gary Job Corps
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • P.Terry's Burger Stand
  • Raising Canes Chicken Fingers
  • Skillpoint Alliance 
  • Sleep 360 Sleep Diagnostic Center
  • SMC Corporation of America
  • Sure Score
  • Teacher Retirement System of Texas
  • Texas Alcholic Beverage Commision
  • Texas Conservation Corps 
  • Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Texas Depatment of Transportation
  • Texas Medical Board
  • Texas Workforce Commission – Labor Market and Career Information 
  • The Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas 
  • The Contemporary Austin
  • The Driskill Hotel
  • The MEDICAL Team
  • The MOD Studio
  • Thinkery
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Travis County – Transportation and Natural Resources Department  
  • Travis County – Underage Drinking Prevention Program
  • United Way for Greater Austin
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Austin – Information Technology Services 
  • White Glove Photos 
  • White Lodging Services
  • Workforce Solutions Capital Area
  • YMCA of Austin
  • YMCA of Greater Williamson County

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice).

Equal Opportunity is the Law