Workforce Resources in Response to COVID-19
We stand with Austin’s businesses and workers
Our career centers are open by appointment only for the time being. We require all visitors to wear a mask while inside the centers.
Workforce Solutions Capital Area is closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Limited services are avaiable remotely. Please call 512.549.4976 for assistance.
For Job Seekers: Immediate Job Openings
Join us for a Virtual Job Fair on July 23 from 10 am to 4 pm! Pre-register to attend.
Launch your career in the skilled trades and complete the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum. This free, two-week program begins July 6. Learn more and enroll on our Multi-Craft Core Curriculum page.
JOBS NOW! Search for immediate job openings in Austin/Travis County on our Jobs Now page. Updated daily.
If you live in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano or Williamson County, go to the Jobs Now page at Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area.
To be contacted by our staff, please complete this online form for impacted workers or go to our COVID-19 Resources for Job Seekers page for additional resources, including:
- Unemployment Benefits information
- Job searching assistance
- Recorded webinars and digital resources
- Additional Supports
Wi-Fi available in North center's parking lot
At our North center, we now offer access to our Wi-Fi in the parking lot from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. From inside your vehicle, you can join the network named WFSGuest. No password required! You can access our Wi-Fi from up to 15 parking spots away from our front doors. This is available at our North center only. See the North center on Google Maps.
Child Care Resources for Parents and Providers
For parents: We are no longer accepting applications for child care for essential workers. If you wish to apply for child care, please complete a waitlist application form. If you have questions, please contact us at 512.549.4967 and select option 5, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For providers: We continue to support Austin's child care providers, including continuing to pay for all active referrals to centers that close temporarily. We will provide extensions to families who are due to redetermine their eligibility during this time as well as assistance with their parent share of cost.
Go to our Child Care Services page.
Employers & Community-Based Organizations
If you are a business or CBO facing a layoff or closure, we can offer outplacement assistance, layoff aversion strategies, and potential financial assistance at no cost.To be contacted by our staff, please complete this online form for employers.
Visit COVID-19 Resources for Employers to learn more about available support including:
- Unemployment Benefits Services information
- Layoff Aversion and Employee Retention Assistance
- Additional resources for your workers
- Disaster Relief and CARES Act information
- Additional supports and digital resources
- Self-employed, independent contractors, and gig workers can see information on unemployment benefits on the Texas Workforce Commission website.
Middle and High School Students
Has your school closed for an extended spring break? Continue your learning with Workforce Solutions Capital Area! We prepared interactive workbooks to help you learn about in-demand careers and explore future opportunities.
Download the Middle School Explore Careers Workbook (pdf)
Download the High School Explore Careers Workbook (pdf)
We're creating a six-video webinar series exploring topics like job searching, stress management, working from home, and more! To watch the videos, go to COVID-19 Resources for Youth.
More COVID-19 Resources
For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in Austin/Travis County, please refer to these official sources:
City of Austin COVID-19 Updates
Travis County COVID-19 Updates
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