Business Services Section


Our Business Services are designed to help businesses meet their human resource needs in today's competitive economy.

Hiring Red, White & You! Hiring Fair


Join the Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions of Central Texas for the 6th annual Hiring Red, White & You! Hiring Fair to connect veterans, service members and their Families to Texas employers.


Employers - for more information and to register for this event click HERE.

Contact Information for our Business Services Unit


It's Easy to contact Us

Call Us at these Telephone Numbers

Killeen/Copperas Cove/ Fort Hood area – (254)-200-2020

Temple/Belton – (254)-742-4440

Lampasas - (512) 556-4055

Rockdale - (512)-446-6440 xt. 7012

From other areas of Central Texas call Toll Free – 888-433-6268

Or - Send us an Email

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Services Available to Central Texas Employers


We offer a full range of services designed to
bring employers and job seekers together.

Use our Facilities for Recruitment Activities

Our centers offer office and classroom space where your recruiters can meet and interview potential employees. We also co-ordinate several job fairs during the course of the year. Contact us to make arrangements.

Economic Development Activities

We partner with local chambers of commerce and economic development committees across our seven-county Central Texas area to promote economic development opportunties.

Rapid Response Services

When businesses close plants or lay off workers, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas can provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses. Rapid Response provides early intervention assistance designed to transition workers to their next employment as soon as possible.

Post Jobs and Search Resumes

Use our online system, WorkInTexas to post jobs, search résumés, and find qualified job seekers for your open positions, or you can contact our Business Services Unit.

You can also contact our local Business Services Unit to get assistance, get answers to your queries, or to place your openings by speaking to a live person.

Explore Employment Law Information

The Especially for Texas Employers online book contains federal and state employment laws relating to hiring, pay and policy, work separation and more. The content includes chapters on: the basic legal issues relevant to hiring, pay and policy, work separation, post-employment problems, and employment law-related websites.

Unemployment Tax Information

Establish a new unemployment tax account, file wage reports and pay unemployment tax. Update and review the status of your tax account.

Labor Market & Career Information

Find Labor Market Information for the Texas economy and workforce. Use tools to target your business development and learn more about your industry. Track the future outlook for occupations in Texas. Get current economic news and numbers.

Texas Industry Profiles - the ultimate Texas economic development website!
Texas WagesNarrative Profiles of Texas Counties
Tracer 2 - your one-stop place on the Internet for Texas labor market statistics

Central Texas Business Resource Center

The Central Texas Business Resource Center (the BRC) provides high-quality business counseling, training, and assistance to potential and existing small business owners. As a non-membership organization, the BRC is dedicated to providing services to all individuals requesting assistance.

For Small Businesses

Find Texas-sized resources and services to help your small business compete in the global economy.

Bid Opportunities

Search for bid opportunities or find HUB or other subcontractors through the Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Work Opportunity Tax Credits

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax benefit administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for employers who hire individuals from specified target populations.

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Meet the Members of our Business Services Unit

Kimberly Patterson

Administrator, Business Services Unit

KimberlyP@workforcelink.com

Julia Cardona

Milam County Office - Business Services Unit

JuliaC@workforcelink.com

Dawn Varnado

Lampasas County - Business Services Unit

DawnV@workforcelink.com

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Frequently Asked Questions from Businesses


If you don't see your question, contact a BSU staff member for assistance.

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Additional Resources for Our Business Partners

Download the 2017 Small Business Administration's Resource Guide for Small Business.


Locate the nearest Workforce Solutions Center
anywhere in Texas. By Zip Code or by State of Texas map.
 
Workplace Compliance Posters
required to be displayed can vary from one employer to another. Posters can be printed FREE OF CHARGE directly from links on the following page or by following links to the U.S. Department of Labor. Employers do not need to purchase required posters from private vendors. Employers needing additional information about which posters they need to display can call TWC's Labor Law unit at 800-832-9243 or 512-475-2670 of contact one of our local Business Services Unit staff.
The Small Business Administration
is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of the Small Business Administration is "to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy" Sign up for email updates on SBA events in your area and helpful business tips.
The New Overtime Rule
The Department of Labor updated the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they're easier for workers and businesses to understand and apply.
Leave Benefits.
Many companies offer leave benefits that allow employees to take time off from work for various reasons. Leave benefits — whether paid, unpaid or partially paid — are generally an agreement between the employer and employee, or employees representative (such as a union).
Family and Medical Leave Act provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave.
FMLA Frequently Asked Questions
National Compensation Survey - Benefits produces comprehensive data on the incidence (the percentage of workers with access to and participation in employer provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefit plans.
Local Chambers of Commerce
A chamber of commerce is a form of business network, for example, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community.
Belton Chamber of Commerce
Cameron Chamber of Commerce
Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce
Gatesville Chamber of Commerce
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce
Killeen Chamber of Commerce
Rockdale Chamber of Commerce
San Saba Chamber of Commerce
Temple Chamber of Commerce


Become one of our Vendors
We are constantly in need of goods or services. Get your name on our Vendor List and be notified whenever we have needs that your company may be able to satisfy.

Working in the United States
As an employer, you may need to hire foreign labor when a U.S. citizen is not available. As a starting point you will need to consider whether you wish to petition for permanent residence (a green card) for your prospective employee to work here permanently or whether you wish to petition for someone to come temporarily to the United States to fill an employment need.

Become one of our Vendors
We are constantly in need of goods or services. Get your name on our Vendor List and be notified whenever we have needs that your company may be able to satisfy.

US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
From their interactive E-laws advisor to a complete library of free, downloadable workplace posters, this site offers employers critical information to guide them toward operating their businesses in full compliance with federal labor regulations.

US Department of Veteran Affairs
This toolkit provides a variety of outside resources for employers, managers or supervisors, and human resource professionals.

US Department of Labor
See a brief description of many of DOL's principal statutes most commonly applicable to businesses, job seekers, workers, retirees, contractors and grantees. This brief summary is intended to acquaint you with the major labor laws and not to offer a detailed exposition. For authoritative information and references to fuller descriptions on these laws, you should consult the statutes and regulations themselves.

Interviewing advice for employers

There are proven techniques for interviewing candidates to ensure employers capture high quality talent for your business. See these tips for employers on how to effectively interview and determine which applicants will be right for the job role.

How To Interview Candidates For A Job

Looking for a guide on How To Interview Candidates For A Job? This helpful video explains precisely how it's done, and will help you get good at careers management advice.

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