The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and its operating affiliate Workforce Solutions are the public workforce system in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region. Helping employers meet their human resource needs and individuals build careers, the board guides the area’s workforce agenda focusing on supporting competitive employers, building an educated workforce and helping to create more and better jobs for local residents.
The Workforce Board is business-led and community focused, with members representing the private sector, education, organized labor and community-based organizations.
Each year Workforce Solutions provides a service to more than 26,000 employers and helps more than 380,000 individuals go to work, improve their basic education skills or use financial aid to find a job, keep a job or get a better job.
“What we do adds to our employers’ bottom lines by ensuring a qualified and skilled workforce and promoting growth in the region’s economy.”Mike Temple, director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board
In terms of adding to employers’ bottom lines in the construction sector, Workforce Solutions offers businesses access to highly specialized individuals looking for work through a free job matching database called WorkInTexas.
Experienced carpenters, electricians, drywall and ceiling tile installers, plumbers, building inspectors and roofers are among the many highly qualified individuals currently active in this database, and Workforce Solutions offers advanced job matching to help employers find the right people.
“Workforce Solutions has access to individuals who enjoy working with their hands, know how to use tools and operate machinery,” says Temple. “Many of these individuals are available to go to work today, and we work hard to connect good, qualified people with our local employers.”
Through WorkInTexas, Workforce Solutions offers employers the opportunity to post jobs, access recruiting tools and check labor availability in specific parts of town to help them quickly find skilled candidates for open positions.
To take advantage of Workforce Solutions’ services, and for assistance with recruiting, screening, hiring or other HR needs, contact the Workforce Solutions Employer Service team at 713-688-6890 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Basic service is available at no charge to employers.