Employer Services

The Workforce Solutions Capital Area Business Solutions Team offers a wide array of services to help your company find, hire, train, and retain skilled workers.

COVID-19 Resources for Employers
Layoff Assistance
Finding Talent
Hiring Events
Employee Skills Training
Employer Resources

Growing Your Business

Workforce Solutions Capital Area Business Solutions

wfsbst@wfscapitalarea.com
512.485.3790
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Resources for Employers Affected by COVID-19

We Stand with Austin’s Businesses and Workforce

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. Below are resources to assist you in responding to economic changes related to concerns about COVID-19.

Through Layoff Aversion funding, we can explore options to retain your workforce such as upskiling your employees or purchasing remote access equipment to adapt to the current environment. See additional funding options for layoff aversion strategies below.

Employers can contact our staff by filling out this online form or by email at rapidresponse@wfscapitalarea.com.

Workers can contact us for assistance on our Resources for Workers page.

Layoff Assistance

If you are an employer facing layoffs and company closures, Workforce Solutions Capital Area can offer you and your employees’ transition and re-employment services at no cost. Please note: we cannot offer legal counsel to employers.

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Layoffs of 50 or More Workers

Upon notification of a layoff affecting fifty or more workers, our Rapid Response team can respond with on-site, early-intervention services customized to help your employees cope with job loss and assist them in the transition to their next opportunity.

At your request, we can provide your employees with:

  • Information about available publicly-funded services to help them employees find a new job
  • Information on unemployment insurance and how to file
  • Professional workshops including resume preparation, interviewing, and salary negotiations
  • Financial planning and stress management workshops
  • Emergency crisis counseling
  • Labor market information
  • Information about training opportunities
  • Customized job fairs
Layoffs of Less Than 50 Workers

We can provide informational meetings at your work site for layoffs of less than fifty workers. These informational meetings provide your employees with valuable resources to assist them in making the transition to a new job. The affected workers will receive basic information on accessing their unemployment insurance benefits and referrals to the Career Centers.

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Rapid Response services are administered at the state level, but are operated by WFS Capital Area.

If you are interested in receiving outplacement services, please contact us at rapidresponse@wfscapitalarea.com or 512.485.3792.

Finding Talent

Work in Texas

WorkInTexas.com is a free, online applicant recruitment and matching tool brought to you by WFS Capital Area and the Texas Workforce Commission.

Business Solutions provides training and one-on-one assistance to all employers interested in making the most of their WorkInTexas.com job postings.

More information on WorkInTexas.com

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WorkInTexas.com offers employers:
  • Access to thousands of local and statewide workers
  • Unlimited free job postings
  • Real-time applicant matching
  • Viewing of applicant resumes
  • Email notifications of matches
Interested in Learning How to Best Use WorkInTexas.com?

Business Solutions provides training to employers on WorkInTexas.com each month. This training session will show you how to place a job order, search for applicants, and more.

All training sessions are held at the North Career Center.  Please check the calendar of events for the next scheduled session.

The WorkInTexas.com training is free, but employers must register by sending an email to Business Solutions.

Hiring Events

Workforce Solutions Capital Area partners with local employers to find the right employees.

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Personalized Hiring Events

Business Solutions will work with you to conduct a personalized Hiring Event. This will be planned with focus on your company and the specific postings you need to fill. We have three Career Centers in Travis County where they may be held.

The service is of no cost to the employer and the only requirements are that the employer:

  • Has one or more job posting in WorkInTexas.com with a minimum of 10 openings
  • Provides a minimum of one week for scheduling and marketing of the event to our job seeker customers
  • Commits to providing a list of all referrals and resulting hires to the Business Solutions Team.
  • Is operating with a Tax ID.

The only requirements to use our facilities at no charge are for your business to be registered with us and to have current job posting(s) listed. The registration requires a valid UI (unemployment insurance) tax ID number for your business.

If this meets your needs and requirements, please contact Business Solutions to get signed up or self-register online at www.WorkInTexas.com

Industry Focused Hiring Events

Industry Focused hiring events are an opportunity for employers to market their job opportunities to job seekers looking for positions within specific industries and occupations.

The service is of no cost to the employer and the only requirements are that the employer:

  • Has at least one job posting in WorkInTexas.com
  • Commits to providing a list of all referrals and resulting hires to Business Solutions.
  • Is operating with a Tax ID.

For more information on participating in an Industry Focused event, please contact Business Solutions.

Employee Skills Training

Check out our toolkit to learn abut upskilling. Download your free copy (pdf).

Upskilling is assisting incumbent workers in acquiring skills to advance into middle-skill jobs, particularly those in high demand for their employers.

Upskilling looks like:

  • providing your employees with tuition assistance
  • offering onsite training to build their skill sets and their value to your company
  • sponsoring an apprenticeship that allows employees to earn while they learn and skill up for your high-demand roles.

Click the button below to learn about additional resources for employee skills training.

Questions? Contact us at upskilling@wfscapitalarea.com.

Employer Resources

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Community Workforce Plan
The Austin Metro Area Community Workforce Plan lays out a common agenda and establishes a framework for collaboration to coordinate the efforts of the region’s workforce development organizations and educational institutions.

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Reports and Insights
Healthcare Workforce Alliance of Central Texas

The Healthcare Workforce Alliance of Central Texas (hwACT) is a community-sponsored and industry and education led group that exists to collectively address the workforce needs of the healthcare industry in Central Texas. hwAACT utilizes a collaborative approach to close the gap between employer demand for a diverse, trained healthcare workforce and the workforce in need of training and preparation to enter healthcare fields. Click here to learn more.

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If you are an Employer, please use the form below to contact us directly.

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