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Child Care Provider Expansion Initiative

May 23, 2022 The Texas Workforce Commission announced that applications for the Child Care Provider Expansion Initiative will be available in June 2022! In February, the Commission approved $75 million to help improve the availability of child care for families around Texas.  TWC launched a new webpage where interested providers in our area, can learn more: https://www.childcare.texas.gov/childcare-expansion. Additionally, they have two upcoming informational sessions where anyone interested in this initiative can learn more (click on the links below to open…

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Apply for up to $50K to train your employees with Incumbent Worker Training!

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County can provide assistance to local companies implementing upskilling for their current workers Training incumbent workers for hard-to-fill jobs can often shorten recruitment and increase retention — saving companies the average $15,000 turnover costs per employee. Upskilling is the perfect solution to the challenges for companies face hiring, retaining, and developing their workforce. Through upskilling, businesses are able to promote pre-vetted talent that are experienced in their company culture with the skills they need. Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) is…

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SkillUp Tarrant County! Residents Offered over 5,000+ courses through FREE online learning platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions 817.823.0533 / lacey.douglas@workforcesolutions.net Tarrant County, Texas (February 22, 2022) – Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) announced today that they are providing Tarrant County residents free access to online career courses via Metrix E-Leaning System, through its “SkillUp Tarrant County” initiative. Starting immediately, Tarrant County residents can visit: https://workforcesolutions.net/job-seeker-services/career-training/#skillup to upgrade their skill sets. “SkillUp® Tarrant County is helping us build a workforce ecosystem that supports positive economic development through services…

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Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) celebrates 25th Anniversary at Joint Board Meeting and Awards Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions 817.823.0533  / lacey.douglas@workforcesolutions.net FORT WORTH, Texas (February 10, 2022) – Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) held its Annual Joint Workforce Governing and Workforce Development Board Meeting and Awards Celebration, February 9, 2022 at Lena Pope Amon Carter Center. The meeting was a chance to celebrate WSTC’s 25th Anniversary as well as the partners and programs who contributed to the successful service delivery in Tarrant County. At this meeting the members…

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Alongside City and County Leaders, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County & Child Care Associates (CCA) Announce $2 Million to Boost Child Care Educators’ Wages

Contact: Bethany K. Warner, City of Fort Worth, 682-715-3659, bethany.warner@fortworthtexas.gov, or Susan K. Medina, SKM Communication Strategies, 817-707-1306, susan@susankmedina.com     Alongside City and County Leaders, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County & Child Care Associates (CCA) Announce $2 Million to Boost Child Care Educators’ Wages Elected Officials Form Blue Ribbon Committee to Guide Public/Private Investments for Young Children; Appoint North Texas Community Foundation’s Rose Bradshaw & Dallas Federal Reserve’s Alfreda B. Norman as Co-Chairs (FORT WORTH, TX) – In light…

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10th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions Phone: 817.823.0533 / Email: lacey.douglas@workforcesolutions.net This is a statewide event, you can learn more about it from this Texas Workforce Commission press release: Statewide Press Release   Information about the Local – Tarrant County Event   10th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Virtual Job Fair – November 4, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Virtually via…

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Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) Awarded Texas Talent Connection Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions Phone: 817.823.0533 / Email: lacey.douglas@workforcesolutions.net Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) Awarded Texas Talent Connection Grant FORT WORTH, Texas (July 9, 2021) – Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County was awarded with $326,405 for the 21st CENTURY (Customers Embracing New Technology Upon ReEntrY) program serving reentering citizens with technology-based training focused on digital literacy to aid in job search, job placement, and financial management. The grant scope will consist of a…

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As Federal Unemployment Benefits Expire, Virtual Job Fair Connects Tarrant County Job Seekers with Employers Looking to Hire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions Phone: 817.823.0533 / Email: lacey.douglas@workforcesolutions.net As Federal Unemployment Benefits Expire, Virtual Job Fair Connects  Tarrant County Job Seekers with Employers Looking to Hire FORT WORTH, Texas (June 23, 2021) – With the extra $300 monthly federal unemployment benefit set to expire on June 26 in Texas, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) is helping area job seekers meet employers looking to hire, by hosting a virtual job fair in partnership with…

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What is a Workforce Development Board?

The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) recently released this informative video. The video is designed to educate members of the public about the integral role workforce development boards play in local communities, and how workforce development boards collaborate with local educational institutions, local businesses and government officials at the local, state and federal level.

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ID.me Step by Step Guide

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County does not handle Unemployment Insurance, that is the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  We do not have any access to the system at all. We handle the employment side of things (we help people with jobs and training). However, we are committed to sharing the latest information about this subject straight from the agency that handles it. If you are claiming unemployment benefits, TWC may ask you to verify your identity through ID.me. TWC has partnered with…

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