Austin, TX – Workforce Solutions Capital Area, the local workforce development board for Travis County, is excited to announce its recognition as one of the Best Places for Working Parents in Austin by Early Matters Greater Austin.

The 2021 Best Place for Working Parents™ designation recognizes businesses committed to supporting working parents through their family-friendly policies and practices. Recognized companies are scored on benefits offered to the organizations’ employees through a self-assessment, including healthcare for employees, healthcare for employee dependents, paid vacation and paid sick leave, maternity and paternity leave, positive family-friendly culture, flexible work hours, and remote work and work-from-home options.

Early Matters Greater Austin, the regional arm of this Texas-based initiative, believes that supportive policies and practices increase organizational productivity and support the physical and emotional health of employees and their families. 

“Workforce Solutions Capital Area has a culture that greatly values work-life balance. Our team prides itself on our adaptability and collaboration to continue to serve our Travis County neighbors who’ve been impacted by the pandemic,” said Tamara Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer at Workforce Solutions Capital Area. “In a time when our services are needed most, we continue to serve our community by providing child care, job search assistance, skills training, and ways to keep businesses’ doors open. Just get in touch with us at”

About Early Matters Greater Austin

EMGA is an alliance of current and retired business professionals focused on the critical relationship between access to high-quality early education and our State’s long-term economic success. EMGA is dedicated to bringing the business voice to the table where appropriate to help ensure young children in Central Texas reach their full potential by entering kindergarten prepared to learn and succeed. To learn more or to get involved as a Best Place for Working Parents™, visit

About Workforce Solutions Capital Area

Workforce Solutions Capital Area Workforce Board is the publicly-funded workforce board for Travis County. Through strong partnerships and strategic collaborations, we are leading the region’s workforce system in the development of a world-class workforce. To learn more about our services for job seekers, employers, parents, and children, please visit

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