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Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County to host 11th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair with over 5,088 job openings and 150 area employers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions Phone: 817.823.0533 / Email: lacey.douglas@workforcesolutions.net Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County to host 11th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair with over 5,088 job openings and 150 area employers TARRANT COUNY, Texas (October 14, 2022) – 150 local employers with over 5,088 open positions are set to attend the 11th Annual Hiring Red, White and You! Job Fair on November 10th at Globe Life Field in Arlington. The job fair, hosted…

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Ready to Work

Have you heard about the Ready to Work program? It is a series of free virtual and in-person events for job seekers in several cities across the U.S. happening through October 8, 2022, and in the Dallas/Fort Worth region from October 6th through 8th. What is Ready to Work? It brings Indeed’s suite of resources directly to job seekers with virtual and in-person support, tools and tips to build the skills needed on the journey to better work. Online, job…

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September is Workforce Development Month

Throughout the month we will spotlight the variety of services & resources available to residents and employers in Tarrant County. We will also highlight some of the workforce professionals that help make this work possible! Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County provides job seekers with no-cost tools and resources to pursue the career path of their choosing. That includes services like career coaching, resume building, job training, child care support, and special programs for veterans, young adults and others. We also…

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Texas Talent Connection Grant (2nd year of funding awarded)

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 2nd Year of Funding for Texas Talent Connection Grant FORT WORTH, Texas (July 8, 2022) – Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County was awarded a second year of funding ($350,000) 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…

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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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