Sometimes getting the perfect job means investing in skills. Each year, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County funds training for job seekers who need to fully develop existing skills or create new skills. A Career Consultant can direct you to GED, ESL, or classes to upgrade your basic academic skills. Choosing a career begins with knowing what career best matches your personality, skills and abilities. More in depth assessment and career counseling is available at our local workforce centers. To locate a workforce center near you, click here.
If a person is determined eligible for occupational training, that training must be in an occupation that is in demand by area employers, expected to experience above-average growth, and will provide numerous employment opportunities. These are determined through research of current labor market information specific to Tarrant County. For a list of approved training occupations, click here. The training must also be at an approved provider. For a list of approved training providers, please click here.
Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an appointment with a Career Consultant to inquire about eligibility criteria for training. To locate a workforce center near you, click here.
Being laid off can be a traumatic experience, but Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County can help you get your career back on track. If you are being affected by a layoff, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County representatives are avaliable to come to your company and present you with information on trasitioning from one job to another. At your employer’s request, we may also provide:
- Information about services available to help you find a new job.
- Information on Unemployment Insurance
- Professional help with your job search including resume preparation, interviews, and salary negotiations
- Financial planning and stress management workshops
- Information about training opportunities
- Customized Job Fairs
Specialized Programs for Eligible Individuals
- Job search assistance and skills training for laid-off workers, low-income adults and youth
- Job search assistance and support services for Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) recipients
- Job search assistance and skills training for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (food stamps) recipients
- Job search assistance for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Job search assistance and skills training for at-risk job seekers (including ex-offenders and HHS service recipients)
- Skills validation and assessment tool designed to help job seekers “verify” work readiness skills
- Network of community partners to provide education and workforce services
If you have already been laid off, workforce center services are available to assist you. Click here to locate a workforce center near you.
Other Job Seeker Services
Career Consultants specifically trained to assist veterans with job search and career services. You may also be eligible to participate in training opportunities.
Each year, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County funds training for job seekers who need to fully develop existing skills or create new skills.
Disability Employment Navigators provide WIA intensive services including job search assistance and readiness training within any of our One Stop Centers.
The Texas Workforce Commission handles all Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims. Apply for benefits online or Tarrant County residents can call 817-420-1600.