WorkInTexas.com would like to salute all of our dedicated veterans and thank you for serving your country. We have staff stationed in Workforce Solutions Offices throughout the state to help you search for a new job, and we hope you will visit with staff and give them an opportunity to assist you.
Priority of Service for all veterans and qualified spouses of veterans entitles you to precedence over non-veterans in obtaining the full array of employment, training, and placement services, as well as priority of service in any of the U.S. Department of Labor–funded programs and services for which you are eligible. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities by visiting your nearest Workforce Solutions Office to inquire about specific entitlements for veterans.
The Texas Veterans Leadership Program is a resource and referral network that serves to connect returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with the resources and tools they need to transition smoothly from the military back into civilian life. Our Veterans Resource and Referral Specialists are ready to help you successfully transition out of the military and into the civilian workforce. To find the Veteran Resource and Referral Specialist in your area, go to http://www.twc.state.tx.us/tvlp/tvlp_vrrs.html#representative or call (888) VET-TEX1.
WorkInTexas.com, the most comprehensive online job matching system in Texas, provides some special features for veterans that can assist you in your job search and improve your chances of finding the job you want. Special features for veterans include the following:
- Two-day hold on all newly created job postings—job postings are available only to veterans for the first two days to ensure veterans get first review.
- Employers may designate their jobs for Veteran Applicants Only.
- Veteran job seekers are identified for employers.
- There are several special job search options for veterans, including the ability to view only job postings that are designated by employers as Veteran Only postings.
Once you have registered in WorkInTexas.com, you can use the Message Center to contact Workforce Solutions Office staff and/or your local Veteran Employment Representative. Your messages will be labeled as coming from a veteran, so that they can be given priority.
We hope that you find WorkInTexas.com a valuable resource in your search for employment. If you have any questions, please contact your local Workforce Solutions Office.