Special Events

A job fair designed to connect Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers.

Due to the success of 2012’s inaugural veterans-focused hiring events around the state, Workforce Solutions Capital Area partnered with the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Veterans Commission to again host the Capital Area Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair.  

Thursday, November 12, 2015

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Norris Conference Center

(2525 W. Anderson Ln. #365

Austin, TX 78757)

This event was FREE for participating employers and job seekers.


Due to overwhelming response, we have had to establish a waitlist for employers in past years.  We highly encourage employers to register early. 

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 - by no later than October 23 - 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.


Schools, training institutions and non-profits are invited to participate as well. A resource room is made available for job seekers interested in learning more about training opportunities and additional services available to veterans and their families in the region.

Please contact Tiffany Daniels (tiffany.daniels@wfscapitalarea.com / 512.597.7129) if you have any questions about the event or would like to be added to the contact list for 2016.

Thank You Again to the 2015 Participating Employers and Veterans Service Providers:

Please note: All participating employers had available job openings posted on WorkInTexas.com.

  • Allied Barton
  • Austin Community College - Continuing Education
  • Car Wash Barn
  • Cenpatico
  • City of Austin
  • Concordia University
  • Dell
  • DeVry University
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons Bastrop
  • FedEx Ground
  • Frost Bank
  • G4S Secure Solutions
  • Goodwill Staffing Group
  • Hanger
  • Harte Hanks
  • Hensel Phelps
  • Home Depot
  • Intific
  • Job Seekers Network
  • Kyle Police Department
  • Lower Colorado River Authority
  • Luminex
  • Macy's
  • Marsh
  • Modern Woodmen
  • NTT Data
  • Omni Hotels (Austin Southpark & Barton Creek Resort and Spa)
  • Peak Performers
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Randall's
  • Sears
  • Seton Healthcare Family
  • Social Security Administration
  • St. David's HealthCare
  • Superior Health Plan / Centene
  • Sysco Central Texas
  • Teacher Retirement System of Texas
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
  • Texas Department of Insurance
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas General Land Office
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission - Office of the Inspector General
  • Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
  • Texas Veterans Commission
  • Texas Veterans Leadership Program
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Travis County
  • Travis Transit Management
  • Troops for Teachers
  • United Parcel Service
  • VertsKebap
  • Volt Workforce Solutions
  • Walgreens

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 would like to thank the 100+ employers and 2,000+ youth who helped to make this year's Youth Career Fest an unprecedented success! Student participation increased by 1,000% over last year!!!

We partnered with the City of Austin's Youth Council to host the second annual Youth Career Fest and Exploration on April 7, 2015

Workforce Solutions helped to recruit local businesses and youth organizations to participate in the event that provides the opportunity for representatives to talk to students about career opportunities, summer employment/ internship possibilities and what steps students should take to prepare.

There was no fee for businesses to participate.  There wass no fee for businesses to participate. The event provided a table and chairs for a booth set-up.

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Palmer Event Center

900 Barton Springs Road

Vendor registration is currently closed.  We have reached capacity!

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).

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