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Career Resources

Workforce Solutions Lower Rio (Serving Hidalgo, Willacy, and Starr Counties)

Provides job seekers with information on local community events to help align them with the right career. Links to child care assistance, education services, employer services and much more. Local labor marker information and in-demand jobs are also available on this website. Visit the nearest office location.

Workforce Solutions Cameron (Serving Cameron County)

Workforce Solutions has ongoing orientations on services available to help you go to school and obtain a job. Call or stop by to sign up for an orientation at the center nearest to you: https://www.wfscameron.org/workforce-centers/

Career Coach

Available on the Workforce Solutions website, Career Coach helps individuals take Career Assessments, browse local careers and see their outlook here in the Rio Grande Valley, and build your Résumé easily with our Résumé Builder. Create an account so that your information can be saved and/or edited.

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (Previously known as DARS)

TWS-VRS provides a variety of services that assist eligible people with disabilities (youth and adults) in preparing for, obtaining, retaining or advancing in competitive integrated employment.

Contact Information:
801 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504

Labor Market & Career Information

Together with the Texas Workforce Commission, this website is a great tool for school staff, students and parents. With a variety of links located on here, you can learn about anything from Texas labor market information to planning for your future and learning about living expenses. This is a great website to visit to explore career and education options.


Explore detailed descriptions on occupations to help determine if a certain career is right for you. Information available includes: outlook for careers, career clusters, STEM related occupations, and more!

Career Index Plus

This website has great features to assist someone who might need accommodations in the workplace find the right job for them.

Career Guide for Students with Disabilities

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA was “formulated with the central belief that disabilities should not lessen a person’s right to have equal opportunities when seeking employment. Read and learn about disclosing a disability, requesting an accommodation, choosing a career and much more.

South West Texas Border Small Business Development Center

Thinking about starting your own business? 

The South-West Texas Border SBDC Network and all of its centers are pleased to present the following online courses. All of these courses are available at no cost to you.

Self-Employment Resources 

Looking into becoming an entrepreneur? Check out these resources gathered by Dr. Deborah Ashley to help you with your journey to reaching self-employment.

Employment Protections

Learn about Texas and Federal Laws that protect individuals with disabilities.