Workforce Resources in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We stand with Austin’s businesses and workers

Our three centers are open to the public by appointment only. Appointments are available in two-hour segments. Call your nearest center to schedule an appointment and come see us for assistance! Protecting the health and safety of our staff and customers is important to us, so we are practicing social distance and regularly cleaning resource areas.

We can also serve you by phone. Call us at 512.485.3792 for program assistance.

If you are a business facing a layoff or closure, we can offer proactive, business-focused intervention and financial assistance for layoff aversion at no cost*.

To be contacted by our staff, please complete this online employer form or click here to learn more about available support.
*We currently cannot offer legal counsel to employers.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now offering disaster relief loans for small businesses in Texas. Go to the SBA website to apply. The process to apply, verify eligibility and close the loan can take several weeks to complete.

Job Seekers
If you are a worker whose employment has been disrupted by economic changes caused by COVID-19 concerns, we can assist you in finding new work or training for a higher-skilled role in related industries.

To be contacted by our staff, please complete this online form or click here to learn more about available support.

Unemployment Benefits Services
If you are seeking Unemployment Benefits Services, please visit the Texas Workforce Commission website. Have questions about the process? Visit the Unemployment Benefits Services Frequently Asked Questions page.

Governor Abbott has waived the one-week waiting period for benefits and work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance.


Job Searching
We are maintaining a job list of immediate openings as part of our response to economic changes related to COVID-19.

Check out the list on our Jobs Now page, then go to to learn more and apply for a job.

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.

If you need assistance, call us at 512.485.3792 or watch our online tutorials for help registering for an account. Click here to view the video playlist on YouTube.


Watch this video for tips on job searching, stress management and more:



More Job Seeker Resources
2-1-1 Texas can assist you in accessing basic needs. Click here or dial 2-1-1, or 877-541-7905.

ConnectATX can help you to find resources in the Greater Austin Community.


Child Care Providers and Parents
We continue to support Austin's child care providers in these uncertain times, 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. Click here to learn more.


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)


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

Texas Workforce Commission's Coronavirus Information & Resources for Texas Employers (pdf)

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