The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and its operating affiliate Workforce Solutions, are the public workforce system in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas. We help employers meet their human resource needs and individuals build careers, so both can compete in the global economy.

With 27 full-time career offices and 10 part-time offices across the region, the staff at these locations help people find jobs, keep jobs or get better jobs. We offer job search and job matching assistance, career counseling and financial aid for education/training or work support. The Board also funds adult education and literacy services through seven major providers.

Our Employer Services team provides individualized service that helps employers find qualified applicants for specific jobs and develop custom solutions to strengthen their current workforce. We partner with the Texas Workforce Commission and other workforce boards in the largest job-matching database in the state - WorkInTexas.

Employer Services

With an in-depth understanding of the local labor pool and regional opportunities, we provide the resources, intelligence and tools you need to navigate the local market and build your workforce. We offer recruiting, screening, testing and training for potential hires. We also offer industry specific guidance, HR consulting and training opportunities to help you meet your goals.

For more information on how we can help your business, contact one of our Business Consultants at 713-688-6890 or at [email protected].

Understanding the Local Labor Market

The experts at Workforce Solutions know the ins and outs of the local labor market – from current market conditions that may affect your ability to hire the best talent to policies, programs and government regulations that affect your business – and can apply this expertise to helping you address specific workforce challenges.

Thorough analysis of local economic and employment data can help uncover key insights to drive your business and inform your recruiting strategy. We provide this information free of charge and can work with you, one-on-one to determine how to use data to identify and capitalize on opportunities for your business. 

A variety of labor market information is available on our Local Labor Market information page and through local Workforce Solutions Career Offices.

Jobs and Careers

With an in-depth understanding of the local job market and established relationships with local employers, educational institutions and qualified job search support vendors, we provide you with the resources, intelligence and tools you need to succeed. We offer career planning guidance, tips and advice for improving your job search, training and education opportunities and the financial support to make it all possible.

Workforce Solutions knows what tools you need to get a job, keep a job or find a better job. In addition to our job search resources and job matching service, we offer financial aid for training as well as assistance to help you look for work or go to work.

Veteran Services

At Workforce Solutions, helping veterans and their families enter or return to the workforce is our privilege. We can help you assess how the skills you acquired in military service will fit in the Houston area job market. And if you want to get more education or training, we can help you do that, too.

Find an Office Near You

Workforce Solutions Career Offices provide free computer, fax and telephone usage to customers for job searches. We are located throughout the Gulf Coast area to aid job hunters in finding a good job. Visit our career office locations page to find an office near you.

To reach Workforce Solutions toll free, call 1-888-469-5627. To check the status of current financial aid application, call 1-888-600-5936.

The Gulf Coast Workforce Board

The Gulf Coast Workforce Board is the local board of directors for Workforce Solutions, which serves the 13 counties in the Houston-Galveston region. The Board is business-led and community focused, with approximately 50 members representing private sector business, education, organized labor, and community-based organizations. With participation from the region's chief elected officials, the Board sets the strategic direction for the regional workforce system and guides the area's workforce agenda.

The Gulf Coast Workforce Board is a member of the Texas Association of Workforce Boards (TAWB), the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and the United States Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council (USCM WDC).

Visit the Gulf Coast Workforce Board page for more information about the Board, including its upcoming meetings, members, and strategic and compliance plans.