Special Events


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

A job fair designed to connect Texas veterans with Texas employers.

Due to the success of 2012’s inaugural veterans-focused hiring events around the state, Workforce Solutions Capital Area has 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)


Thanks to all of our wonderful local employers, the Capital Area job fair generally quickly reaches capacity. Employer registration will open in early fall 2015.

Please contact Tiffany Daniels (tiffany.daniels@wfscapitalarea.com) if you have any questions about the event or would like to be added to the contact list for 2015.


Thank you again to the 2014 Participating Employers

(All participating employers posted available job openings in WorkInTexas.)

  • Advantage Rent A Car
  • Advantage Sales & Marketing
  • AlliedBarton Security Services
  • American Campus Communities
  • Amica Mutual Insurance
  • Austin Police Department
  • Charles Schwab
  • City of Austin
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Data Foundry
  • Dell
  • Delstar Technologies
  • eBay
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Executive Security Systems
  • FedEx Ground / Ranstad
  • Fresenius Medical Center
  • G4S Secure Solutions
  • GCA Services Group
  • Greater Austin Merchants Association
  • Hensel Phelps
  • Interactions
  • Iron Mountain
  • JW Marriott Austin
  • Lower Colorado River Authority
  • Lowe's
  • Luminex
  • Memco
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Nexxlinx of Texas
  • NTT Data
  • Omni Southpark Austin
  • Pearson
  • Petroleum Solutions, Inc.
  • Platinum Drivers
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Randall's Food and Drugs
  • Samsung Austin Semiconductor / Manpower / TNT System Solutions
  • Sears
  • Seton Healthcare Family
  • Star Shuttle & Charter
  • Sysco Central Texas
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas Gas Service
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Texas Juvenile Justice Department - Giddings State School
  • Texas Workforce Commission (State Office)
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Travis County Sheriff's Office
  • Travis Transit Management
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
  • University of Texas at Austin / Division of Housing and Food Service
  • UPS
  • Volt Workforce Solutions
  • Waddell and Reed
  • Websense
  • Whelan Security
2013 Event

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 again to host the Capital Area Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair. 

The Capital Area event was held:

Thursday, November 14th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Norris Conference Center
(2525 W. Anderson Ln. #365)

Thanks to all of our wonderful local employers, the Capital Area job fair again quickly reached capacity. Reserve your spot early for 2014!

2013 Participating Employers
  • AlliedBarton Security Services
  • American GI Forum
  • AMI Staffing, Inc.
  • Art Institute of Austin
  • Aryzta, LLC
  • Austin Apartment Assoc.
  • Charles Schwab
  • City of Austin Corporate HR
  • City of Austin Police Communication
  • CVS Caremark
  • DeVry University, Austin Campus
  • Evans Personnel
  • Farmers Insurance Group/Buentello Group
  • Fleet Mainenance of Texas
  • GCA Services Group
  • Gila LLC
  • Glazzing Saddles
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • HID
  • IBC Bank
  • KeyStaff, Inc.
  • Liquidation Channel
  • Luminex
  • Maximus
  • Military Peer Veteran Peer Network
  • New Horizons
  • Pacesetter Personnel
  • Peak Performers
  • Petroleum Solutions, Inc
  • Priebe Security Services, Inc.
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Randalls
  • RRISD Food Service
  • Seton Healthcare Family
  • Southern Careers Institute
  • St. David's HealthCare
  • Standard Parking
  • Texas Apartment Assoc.
  • Texas Department of Insurance
  • Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars District 28
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Timberline 1 Management Company
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Titus Electrical Contracting
  • Travis County
  • Travis Transit Management, Inc.
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Volt
2012 Event

As a part of a statewide program, Workforce Solutions Capital Area partnered with the City of Austin, the Austin Convention Center and the Texas Workforce Commission to bring the Travis County/Austin-area a unique hiring event for veterans and their families.

The Capital Area event was held:

Thursday, November 15th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Austin Convention Center
(500 E. Cesar Chavez St.)

As an added service to help veterans prepare for the event, Workforce Solutions Capital Area hosted four free Veterans Workshops at the North Office on Airport Boulevard.

Thanks to all of our wonderful local employers, the Capital Area job fair quickly reached capacity.

2012 Participating Employers
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • American Campus Communities
  • AMI Staffing, Inc.
  • Armor Affiliates, Inc.
  • The Art Institute of Austin
  • Aryzta, LLC
  • Austin Police Communications Department
  • Austin Resource Recovery
  • Austin Water Utility
  • Bradley Morris, Inc.
  • Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
  • Catapult Learning
  • Central Texas OB/GYN Associates
  • City of Austin
  • City of Austin Fire Department
  • Combined Insurance
  • CORE Health Care
  • DeVry University
  • Dispenser Installation Specialist
  • Dollar General
  • Evins Personnel Consultants, Inc.
  • Excel Learning Center
  • FedEx Ground
  • Ferrovial Agroman US Corp
  • Gila, LLC
  • Integrated Human Capital
  • Intertech Commercial Flooring
  • Johnson Roofing
  • Kwik Chek Food
  • LeFleur Transportation
  • Liquidation Channel
  • LogistiCare Solutions
  • Luminex Corp.
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Mass Mutual/SW Financial Group
  • The Mission Continues
  • Military Veteran Peer Network
  • Mitratech
  • One West Bank
  • Pacesetter Personnel
  • Parallon Business Services
  • Peak Performers
  • Priebe Security Services, Inc.
  • Pro Security Group
  • Pronto Insurance
  • Randalls
  • Rent-A-Center
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • Seton Healthcare Family
  • Silverleaf Resorts
  • St. David's HealthCare Partnership
  • Taco Cabana
  • Tailwind Associates
  • TeleNetwork
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel
  • Texas Oncology
  • Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars, District 28
  • Texas Water Development Board
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Travis County
  • Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical System
  • United States Army Recruiting Austin
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Internal Controls Service
  • United States Security Associates, Inc.
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Volt Workforce Solutions
  • Westminster
  • Whataburger

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.

Save the Date for the 7th Annual Workforce Solutions Capital Area Awards Luncheon


Wednesday, October 21, 2015
11 am - 1 pm
Austin Country Club

More Details to Come

Nominations

Nominations are not yet open.

Categories Will Include:

  • Employer of Excellence
  • Workforce Professional
  • Outstanding Child Care Provider
  • Workforce Development Innovation
  • Excellence Through Individual Achievement (Adult and Youth categories)

Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorships will be available soon. 

Special Thanks to Our Current 2014 Sponsors!

  • GOLD
  • C2 Global
  • Seton Healthcare Family

  • SILVER
  • St. Edward's University
  • Austin Community College
  • Balcones Resources

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Donna Crenshaw at 512.597.7124 or donna.crenshaw@wfscapitalarea.com.

Past Workforce Solutions Captial Area Award Luncheons


Workforce Solutions 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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