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Introducing Career Coach!

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and 
associated education and training.
Click here to meet Career Coach!

It's about learning the skill to land the job to live the dream…

We know looking for a job can be a full time job! Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is your one-stop career shop that can make your search easier and help you along the way. Whether you are seeking employment for the first time or changing careers, the Career Centers provide you access to an array of free programs and services, all designed to help put you in the right job.

The following services are available to you at no cost:

  • Current job listings and referrals to companies that are hiring
  • Access to, Texas' most comprehensive online job matching system
  • Access to computerized job banks and invitations to hiring events
  • Weekly professional workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques and strategies for conducting a successful job search
  • Interest and aptitude testing
  • Information on available education and training programs and providers
  • Information on financial aid opportunities
  • Career and labor market information – "Hot Jobs", job trends, wage information, job requirements and more
  • Self-service resource libraries providing computers with Internet access, resume writing software, job search and career materials, telephones, copiers, printers, fax machines and more
  • Information and referral to community resource partners for services such as child care, transportation, housing assistance, etc.
  • Job placement assistance for those applying for cash assistance under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and those receiving food stamps
  • Specialized employment services for Veterans
  • Specialized services for customers with disabilities, including information and referrals, and assistive technology

Call or visit any one of the Workforce Solutions Career Centers near you to find out more about how we can help put you in the right job.


According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Scammers know that finding a job can be tough.

To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do.

They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job.

But the promise of a job isn't the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it's likely a scam."


Download the Press Release here.


Career Ready Workforce Certification

This four-day workshop empowers you with employable job skills that organizations find an integral and necessary part of everyday business.

Your ability to handle the soft skills side of business is recognized as key to making businesses more profitable and better places to work.

Competencies Acquired:
• Communication Skills • Learning Skills • Teamwork • Strong Work Values • Analytical Problem Solving Skills
• Academic Competence • Personal Management • Computer Technical Literacy • Interpersonal Effectiveness
• Leadership Management Skills • Strong Work Ethics • Time Management Skills • Financial Management
• Commitment to Employer

Check out the Career Ready Workforce Certification Vignette!
FMI: 361-882-7491 • 1-888-860-JOBS (5627) •

Download the Career Ready Workforce Certification Flyer

Target Occupations List 2014 -2015 (PDF Download)
The targeted occupations list is developed by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend for the most effective use of local workforce development resources. Sources of information for the target list are local area employers, economic development entities, chambers of commerce, community partners, Texas Workforce Commission labor market information regarding the Coastal Bend Counties, and knowledge gained from continuous contact with the above sources.

Look for a job 24 hours a day, seven days a week! is the largest online job database in the State of Texas and brought to you by Workforce Solutions and Texas Workforce Commission. All you have to do is log on and register.

"Hot Jobs"
Don't miss our "Hot Jobs" that are hot off the press. "Hot Jobs" are advertised on local radio and television stations throughout the week and are posted throughout the Career Centers. Stop by and ask your career counselor about the "Hot Jobs" of the week.


Looking for a Job?
What's the first step, you ask? Just visit any one of the Career Centers located throughout the 12-county Coastal Bend region and meet with one of our trained Career Counselors. Our knowledgeable and trained counselors will lead you through a process to match you to the job that's right for you.

What you can expect on your first visit to our "One-Stop" Career Center:

  • You'll register as a Job Seeker on
  • We'll evaluate your vocational interests, educational levels and prior work experience
  • And together, we'll review your knowledge and skills to help identify your strengths, especially the "in-demand" talents that employers are looking for.


Laid Off?
Being laid off can be a traumatic experience, even if you knew what was coming. Workforce Solutions offers a variety of programs and services specifically designed for persons who have lost their jobs in mass layoffs or business closings, or who have been laid off and are unlikely to return to their jobs. We're here to help you return to work!

For information and to file for Unemployment Insurance (UI), go to The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) handles all Unemployment Insurance matters. Services are available online 24/7, and by telephone at 1-800-939-6631 Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Through this service, you can apply for unemployment insurance and get answers to your unemployment insurance questions.


Rebranding Your Skills
Over 80% of job applicants can't describe their skills! Can you? Workforce Solutions can help you determine your marketable skills, learn to effectively communicate your skills and identify your employment priorities. If you have been recently unemployed as a result of economic conditions, let us show you how to identify effective ways to look for a job, create a daily search schedule and develop goals for your search. Stop by one of our Career Centers and let us help you repackage and market your skills to find a good job in a high-growth local industry!


Veterans Services
Are you a veteran looking for a job? If so, Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is ready to help you with your job search. We can help you assess how skills you acquired in the military can help your job prospects. We can also help you figure out what skills are in demand and where you can get those skills or improve the ones you already have. To find out more, click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Relay Texas: 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) and 1-800-735-2988 or 7-1-1 (Voice).
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