Workforce Solutions

One question I frequently ask when I am conducting job skills seminars is, “Have you checked out our website?” The most common response is, “Yes, I’m registered.” That’s when I know that I need to try to fit in a mini-lesson about the Workforce Solutions website.

The website that job seekers are referring to when they say they are registered is Work in Texas.com–the largest job-matching, free online database of jobs in the State of Texas. For more information on this job search tool, check out this my blog titled Work In Texas.com.

What I am actually referring to is the Workforce Solutions website. This is a site that is full of resources that can help make job search efforts more focused. I wish I had known and understood this resource when I was looking for a position, and for that reason I would like to share these highlights with you.

Below are just some of the things that can be done from the Workforce Solutions website:

• Locate a career office closest to you

• Find free job skills seminars in the community or in a career office

• Read about relevant labor market topics for both job seekers and employers in the blog

• Research growing occupations and industries that have been identified for the Gulf Coast Region

• Connect to additional online resources and job search databases

• Evaluate local labor market information

• Discover how financial aid may be available for training, education, and child care

Why not take the time today to explore this site and see how it can benefit your job search? And be sure to comment on this blog and share your favorite part(s)!

Bobi Cook is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston area. She currently conducts job skills seminars throughout the 13 county Gulf Coast region utilizing her MBA and over ten cumulative years experience as a professional educator, quality systems manager within the automotive industry, and small business administrator to help job seekers develop and implement successful job search campaigns.

Author: Blogforce

Workforce Solutions provides comprehensive human resource services for businesses and residents of the 13-county Houston-Galveston Gulf Coast region. Workforce Solutions helps employers solve workforce-related business problems and area residents build careers, so that both can better compete in the changing worldwide economy. Our Employer Service Division provides personalized service to help employers find qualified applicants for their jobs, build the skills and expertise of their new and current employees, and address human resource needs. We operate multiple community-based career offices in 13 Texas Gulf Coast counties to help residents get a job, keep a job or get a better job – offering placement, career counseling and financial aid services. We partner with the region’s businesses, educational institutions, civic organizations and community leaders to find solutions to current and future labor needs of industries that are vital to the region and its economy.