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Employer Services

Within Workforce Solutions is a specialized division tailored to meet Employer's workforce needs. Our Business Service Representatives (BSR) work with Employers and offer customized business consulting services, such as addressing human resource challenges and identifying the skills sets needed by industry.

As a resource to you, our BSRs can also assist with:

  • Developing staffing and recruitment plans
  • Partnering with local Economic Development Organizations
  • Researching current labor market information such as wage information, job descriptions, labor pool availability and local business trends
  • Exploring funding sources for education and training of new and existing employees
  • Reserving space where your Recruiters can meet and interview qualified Job Seekers
  • Hiring events at your site or any of our five offices in the tri-county region
  • Referring qualified candidates to your job openings

 

TAX CREDITS & INCENTIVES

Interested in taking advantage of resources available that can positively impact your bottom line?  Tax credits and tax incentives are among those resources that are often overlooked.  Learn more about these resources and the paperwork associated with applying.  There is a good chance that most successful competitors are  already taking advantage of these opportunities.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Learn more about WOT, a Federal tax credit incentive that Congress provides to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced barriers to employment.

Fidelity Bonding

The fidelity bonding service helps at-risk job applicants get and keep a job. TWC and the Workforce Development Boards offer free fidelity bonding services to reduce employers’ concerns about hiring at-risk job applicants who cannot be bonded through other sources. For this bonding, Union Insurance Group issues an insurance policy that protects the employer against employee acts of dishonesty such as larceny, embezzlement, and theft.


 

INTERNSHIP TOOLKIT

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) introduces a toolkit for Texas employers to utilize in creating or upgrading internship programs. The toolkit is designed for two employer audiences. The first is for employers that do not have an existing internship program; the toolkit will serve as a primer on how to build new internship opportunities. The second is for employers that have existing internship programs to provide information about how those programs can help meet the goals of the state’s higher education plan, 60x30TX.

The employer internship toolkit dovetails with the Texas Internship Challenge, a statewide tri-agency campaign to increase and promote paid internships for students that was launched in 2017 by the THECB, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and Texas Education Agency (TEA). The toolkit was inspired by the University Partnerships Initiative: Building the College-to-Career Readiness Pipeline, sponsored by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation.

The employer internship toolkit, along with the 2018 Career Readiness Handbook, was part of the 2019 Texas Internship Challenge round-table discussion and media conference hosted by TWC, THECB, and TEA on July 2019.

See the full media release bulletin here or visit the online version here.

 

 


For more information or to schedule an appointment with your local BSR, please call (956) 687-1121 or send an e-mail to info@wfsolutions.org.

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