Special Events

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8787
500 VFW Rd
Austin, TX 78753

This event is free for participating employers and job seekers.
Veterans, transitioning service members, and spouses receive priority from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The job fair opens to the public from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


Job Seekers
Job seeker registration is open. Veterans, transitioning service members, and spouses will receive priority service from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, and the general public is welcome to attend from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Please contact us at wfs.hrwyaustin@wfscapitalarea.com if you have any questions about the event.

Please note: This job fair is dedicated to putting our veterans back to work. Only employers with job openings/positions posted in WorkInTexas.com prior to the event will be allowed to participate. All applicable job openings/positions must also be located in the Austin-Round Rock MSA. Absolutely no selling of products or services (training opportunities) will be allowed. Companies not following these guidelines may lose their reservations.

Veterans Service Organizations and Training Providers
Schools, training institutions, and non-profits are invited to participate as well. A resource area will be made available for job seekers interested in learning more about training opportunities and additional services available to veterans and their families in the region.

Our thanks to this year's participating employers and service providers
Allied Universal
Ascension Seton
Austin Fire Department
Cudd Energy
Employees Retirement System
Harutunian Engineering
JPMorgan Chase
Railroad Commission of Texas
Social Security Administration
St. David’s HealthCare
Teacher Retirement System
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Comptroller
Texas Family & Protective Services
Texas Health and Human Services
Texas Historical Commission
Texas Medical Board
Texas Military Department
Texas Office of Attorney General
Travis County
Travis County Facilities
US Census Bureau

Goodwill Central Texas
College of Health Care Professions
South University
Texas State Guard
Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Veterans Commission
Texas Veterans Leadership Program


October 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

ESC Region 13

5701 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78723

Are you a person with a disability looking for meaningful employment?

Are you an employer looking for valuable employees to fill vacancies?

Are you a service provider who supports employment for people with disabilities?

The Texas HireAbility Capital Region Job Fair connects employers with quality employees who add value to and enhance the workforce.

This event is free and open to the public. Spanish and ASL interpreters will be available.

Registration is now closed.



To qualify for grants and scholarships, you need to file a FAFSA or TASFA. The state deadline to submit the FAFSA for state colleges is January 15, 2019. Get free help filling one out—in just 30 minutes!

October 9, 2018 October 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Goodwill Central Texas American YouthWorks
1015 Norwood Park Blvd 1901 E Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78753 Austin, TX 78741

Bring these documents, if applicable to you:

  • All individual/guardian 2016 tax documents
  • List of colleges/universities you are interested in attending
  • Individual/guardian driver’s license number and Social Security number
  • Individual/guardian’s alien registration card, if individual is a legal permanent resident

Don’t have all your documents? Come anyway, and we can get your application started. The sooner you apply, the more money you may qualify to receive.

To register to attend a Financial Aid Event, go here.




A unique event targeting the youth often left out of traditional career fairs - Opportunity Youth. This event aims to not only expose opportunity youth to in-demand career opportunities in our community but to also provide them with opportunities to participate in job shadowing activities with local employers. Following the Career Fair, interested opportunity youth will attend job shadowing appointments occurring the month of October.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

AFS Cinema
6259 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752

Through this unique event, we have the opportunity to introduce Austin’s future workforce to career and employment opportunities in the in-demand industries of Healthcare, Information Technology, and Skilled Trades and Manufacturing.

This event is a part of Careers in Texas Industries.



Job Shadow Candidates
Register for this free, fun and informative event and leave with your opportunity to spend a day with at least one of Austin's top employers.

Register as a Job Shadow Candidate

Participate in this free career fair and job shadowing event, and introduce Austin's youth to career and employment opportunities.

Register as an Employer

Webinars for employers: Learn how to offer job shadowing opportunities
If you're interested in offering job shadowing opportunities, be sure to attend one of our free webinars. We've geared them toward employers who are considering participation in the Working in Austin Career Exploration and Job Shadow Event, and employers who have already committed to participate.

Job Shadowing in Austin – How does it work?
Employers often hear the term “job shadow” but may not understand what it entails. We encourage you to take part in this webinar, where all of your job shadow questions can be answered. You’ll truly be surprised at what a simple job shadow program can produce. We’ll be able to assist in your job shadow program — from one participant to many — from start to finish.

September 5, 2018  │ 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
September 12, 2018  │ 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
September 18, 2018  │ 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Job Shadow 101: Preparing for Job Shadowing
Now that you’ve committed to host job shadowing candidates, what does it mean? Participate in this webinar to prepare for the Working In Austin Career Exploration and Job Shadow event on September 26. By having a game plan as to what you’ll do with a job shadow at your workplace, you’ll ensure success for you and the candidate. As an Austin-area employer, you’ll also assist Austin community youth be better individuals, citizens and employees while aiding in their future successes!

August 30, 2018 │ 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
September 11, 2018 │ 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
September 19, 2018 │ 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.



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