Workforce Solutions provides comprehensive human resource services for businesses and residents of the 13-county Houston-Galveston Gulf Coast region.
Workforce Solutions helps employers solve workforce-related business problems and area residents build careers, so that both can better compete in the changing worldwide economy.
- Our Employer Service Division provides personalized service to help employers find qualified applicants for their jobs, build the skills and expertise of their new and current employees, and address human resource needs.
- We operate multiple community-based career offices in 13 Texas Gulf Coast counties to help residents get a job, keep a job or get a better job – offering placement, career counseling and financial aid services.
- We partner with the region’s businesses, educational institutions, civic organizations and community leaders to find solutions to current and future labor needs of industries that are vital to the region and its economy.
- As part of the statewide Texas Workforce Solutions network, we partner with the Texas Workforce Commission and other workforce boards in the largest job-matching database in the state--WorkInTexas.com.
Workforce Solutions is funded by state and federal tax-dollars that are redirected back into the Gulf Coast region. We do not charge for our services.
In 2012, Workforce Solutions provided
- Employment services to 410,871 individuals
- Business services to 22,962 employers
- Outplacement services to 60 employers that had to downsize or close their businesses
- Outplacement services to 5,300 workers who lost their jobs
- Financial aid totaling more than $132+ million for job training, child care assistance and job related support services
- Financial aid that benefited a daily average of 24,596 children
2012 STATE COMPLIANCE PLAN
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board is accountable for leading and governing the regional workforce system in the 13-county Gulf Coast region of Texas. It is the one and only workforce board in the region, and one of its primary responsibilities is strategic planning.
The greatest challenge for the Board is setting the direction and focus for all workforce activities in the region, regardless of how they are funded, and to use its limited resources to leverage the larger system and achieve Board-established results. Moving the bigger system would be impossible without a strategic plan that clearly describes and precisely quantifies what results the Board expects the regional workforce system to achieve.
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board State Compliance Plan, Fiscal Year 2012 (PDF)
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