Workforce Solutions Capital Area has earned recognition for the fourth year in a row for committing to hiring veterans with the “We Hire Vets” award from the Texas Workforce Commission. Today, 11 percent of Workforce Solutions Capital Area Board employees are veterans.
“Service in uniform teaches commitment and integrity, and our veteran team members demonstrate this every day in their roles serving the communities of the Austin metro area,” said Tamara Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Solutions Capital Area. “In 2018, we became the first workforce board in the state of Texas to receive this recognition, and we are honored to be awarded for a fourth time in 2021.”
Workforce Solutions Capital Area Board’s veteran employees served in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, and have a combined 19 years of service.
The Texas Workforce Commission, with the Texas Veterans Commission and Texas Workforce Solutions Offices, launched the “We Hire Vets” employer recognition program in July 2017. Employers whose workforce is composed of at least 10 percent military veterans are eligible for recognition, which includes a display decal for employers’ storefronts and an electronic decal to display on employers’ websites. The “We Hire Vets” program is part of the Texas Workforce Commission’s Texas Operation Welcome Home initiative.
Supporting Texas veterans is part of Workforce Solutions Capital Area’s mission. Veterans receive priority for job and training referrals at Workforce Solutions Capital Area’s three Career Centers. Career specialists at the centers are specifically trained to help veterans of the U.S. military to achieve maximum employment and training opportunities.
Learn more about how Workforce Solutions Capital Area serves veterans.
There are currently 1.7 million veterans in Texas, and an estimated 967,000 of these veterans are eligible for work, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.