Business Solutions

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas provides comprehensive workforce development services to businesses in the 19-county West Central Texas region. For more information regarding services provided by the workforce system, check out this publication (PDF) developed by the National Association of Workforce Boards.

Addressing Workforce Challenges

We assist employers in addressing workforce challenges in areas including:

COVID-19 Business Support

Mass Claims & Shared Work

The Mass Claims program streamlines the unemployment benefit claims process for employers faced with either temporary or permanent layoffs. Employers can submit basic worker information on behalf of their employees to initiate claims for unemployment benefits. You can submit a mass claim request on Employer Benefits Services (EBS) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If your business has slowed down due to COVID-19 and you need to reduce employee working hours, you may be able to avoid laying off workers by submitting a Shared Work Plan. Apply by logging on to Employer Benefits Services (EBS) and submit your Shared Work Plan online. EBS online is fast, easy, secure, and available 24/7/365.

Urgent Job Postings

Immediate openings for essential workers can be submitted via email for listing on our Jobs Now webpage.

Worker Protections

The Wage and Hour Division at the Dept. of Labor is committed to protecting and enhancing the welfare of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, provide critical worker protections regarding wages and hours worked and job-protected leave during the pandemic. These resources offer information on common issues employers and employees face during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Us

Information found on this website is designed to provide employers with the necessary information to assist them in meeting labor needs, skill assessments, and business policies. For additional information or assistance, please contact a Business Solutions representative.