Workforce Solutions

Workforce Commission Recognizes Six Scholars for Adult Education and Literacy

Award highlights achievements during Texas Adult Education and Family Literacy Week The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is pleased to recognize six individuals who acquired skills through TWC’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program as Scholars of the Year during the AEL Fall Institute. Governor Greg Abbott proclaimed September 18-24, 2022, as Texas Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. During this week of recognition, the workforce award for TWC customers highlights the academic work of these scholars and the agency’s commitment […]

July Hiring Exceeds Expectations

Big gains seen in oil and gas-related sectors Houston-area employers added a mere 900 jobs in July, which in a month that typically sees losses of 16,000 each year, made it only the second time gains have occurred in this month since records began, according to data released this morning by Workforce Solutions. The not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July was unchanged from June’s 4.8 percent. “Typically, in July we see a decrease in employment largely driven by […]

Summer’s Approach Leads to Big Boost in May Hiring

(HOUSTON) Restaurants, Bars and Entertainment venues expanded their workforces in May, adding 13,100 people to their payrolls last month as Houston hiring continues to heat up. Overall, the region added 31,000 jobs – resulting in three of the last four months posting job growth in excess of 30,000 (not-seasonally-adjusted), according to data released this morning by Workforce Solutions. April’s Total Nonfarm employment was also revised upward by 1,200 mainly driven by an additional 1,400 new […]

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Transferring to Workforce Solutions Office in Conroe

WHAT: Notification of Address Change for Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office WHO: Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Staff in Conroe WHEN: *Effective as of June 21, 2022 From: 1151 N Loop 336 E, Suite E Conroe, Texas 77301 To: 2218 Interstate 45 N Conroe, Texas 77301 Twelve vocational rehabilitation (VR) services staff from the Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services offices in Conroe will move into a co-located space at a Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast office in Conroe as […]

Catch the Wave of Change at This Year’s 15th Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair

  WHAT: Workforce Solutions 15th Annual Oceans of Opportunities Waves of Change Job Fair WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Galveston Island Convention Center at the Saint Luis Resort 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston Island   Catch the Wave of Change at this year’s 15th Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair on Wednesday, May 25th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the Saint Luis […]

Construction Hiring Remains Strong in April

        (HOUSTON) Houston area builders and contractors continued adding staff to their payrolls in April, hiring 3,700 people last month, the largest gain in employment in this sector since 2014. Since last September, the construction sector has added nearly 2,500 jobs each month according to numbers released this morning by Workforce Solutions. Overall, the Houston area added a record-setting 29,700 jobs in April, the largest gain in that month since 2011 and the […]

More Than 150,000 People Returned To Work During 2021

Houston-area employers grew their payrolls by 5.3 percent during 2021 according to data released this morning by Workforce Solutions. The 159,700 jobs added during the previous year is the largest ever December to December increase on record in the region, said Parker Harvey, Workforce Solutions principal economist. “At the end of 2020, the year-over-year loss was 185,000 jobs; we have come a long way in the last 12 months.” Annual benchmark revisions covering 2021 shows that despite the […]

Strong Job Growth Forecast For 2022 As Region Continues Its Post-Pandemic Recovery

As of November, the Greater Houston area has regained nearly 75 percent of jobs lost at the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic according to analysis released today by Workforce Solutions. After being down as much as 360,000 jobs in spring 2020, the region has narrowed the employment gap to just under 100,000 with the month’s job figures. “As we head into the third year of the pandemic, I expect we’ll see job growth return to […]

Houston Community College Hosts Virtual Registration, Admissions Fair

Houston Community College (HCC) and Workforce Solutions will host a virtual registration and admissions fair from 10 – 11:30 a.m., Friday, September 10, 2021. Prospective students for the fall 2021 semester will have an opportunity to visit with academic counselors, obtain financial aid information and learn about HCC workforce programs. If the pandemic has you looking for a new or better job, updated skills can expand your prospects. Houston Community College offers a wide range of in-high-demand Workforce […]

Free GED Services For ages 18-24

offers free, year-round open enrollment, GED prep services for young adults ages 18-24.  The program provides an environment for online coursework, flexible self-paced schedules, and personal tutoring. The service is designed to help young adults without high school credentials obtain their GED, find jobs, keep jobs, or find better jobs.  In this ever-changing economic environment, we understand the needs of employers and employees and we are here to bridge the gap. For more information or […]