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Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) Celebrates 2022 at Annual Awards Meeting

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              

Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions
817.823.0533  /

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 10, 2023) – Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) held its Annual Joint Workforce Governing and Workforce Development Board Meeting and Awards Celebration, February 8, 2023 at Lena Pope Amon Carter Center. The meeting was a chance to celebrate the partners and programs who contributed to the successful service delivery in Tarrant County.

At this meeting the members of the Workforce Development Board (WDB) along with the audience heard the latest information impacting the county from our elected officials, including Tarrant County Judge O’Hare, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker.

“I know this is a favorite event for many, you really get to see the good work being done in Tarrant County. I am extremely proud of our staff and the work we accomplished with our partners. We are excited for the many things to come in 2023!” said Judy McDonald, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County executive director.

This meeting is also a venue to honor our exceptional partners, businesses and special individuals who have contributed to our success over the past year. The meeting debuted the 2022 Annual Awards Video, which can be viewed by visiting: The following individual and partners were recognized:

2022 Employer Award of Excellence                                       

  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

2022 Veteran-Friendly Employer                                               

  • WestRock Fort Worth

2022 Storyteller Award

  • Goodwill North Central Texas &
  • Taste Project

2022 Cathers Award

  • Jason Scanlan

2022 Vandergriff Award

  • Honorable B. Glen Whitley

At the event we also debuted our 2022 Highlight Reel:



About Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC), under the direction of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), is one of 28 local workforce development boards located throughout the state. WSTC’s primary goal is to meet the needs of Tarrant County employers and workers through locally designed market-driven workforce development initiatives and services. All employers, workers and job seekers are eligible to take advantage of these services. The 29-member Workforce Development Board (WDB) is made up of business and community leaders and is chaired by Gracie Vega, with The Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center. The WDB work in partnership with the Workforce Governing Board (WGB), which is composed of Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and chaired by Tarrant County Judge Tim O’Hare, to oversee Workforce services in Tarrant County. More information can be found at or by calling 817-413-4000. NOTE: Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County is an employment and training resource and does not handle unemployment–that is the role of the Texas Workforce Commission.

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