News, Updates & Other Stuff


This section contains news, updates and other pertinent information that can be of use to our customers.

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of severe weather due to Hurricane Harvey.



Under Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4332-DR) dated August 25, 2017, workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from Hurricane Harvey. Applications for DUA must be submitted by September 27, 2017.


Click HERE for full details.

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.


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

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

Workforce Center News

These events may be of interest to both job seekers and employers. Click on the title below for full information.

50 Most Common Job Interview Questions

Strong interview skills can make a huge difference when you’re searching for a job. Regardless of when you had your last interview, it never hurts to brush up on those skills and prepare yourself for some common questions a hiring manager might ask you.

Click HERE for the Interview Questions.

Workforce Solutions of Central Texas conducted a study of Career Progressions and Career Lattices.

Think you're stuck in a dead end career? Think again. See how career ladders can provide a road map to career success. Through proper research , planning and effort you can progress as far as you want to go. In this section we have 20 career groupings showing possible progressions. Check out the Career Ladders.

10-Minute LinkedIn Profile Cheat Sheet

Is your LinkedIn profile old and stale. Has it been sitting out there for a L-O-N-G time with no modifications. Look at this "Cheat Sheet" and see how you can make your profile relevant and attention-grabbing.

Click HERE for the "Cheat Sheet".

Resource Guide for Small Business

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

Entrepreneur Inspiration Ebook

This ebook provides inspiration for all entrepreneurs who want to open their own business. We believe that the more people we inspire on the entrepreneurial journey the better. It's becoming more difficult to find a job and easier to start a business every day.



Click HERE to download the ebook. It is a large file, the ebook is 471 pages

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Calendar of Activities in the Killeen Workforce Center

Activities Calendar for the Killeen center includes workshops to better your job seeking skills, classes for customers who are participating in workforce programs and other meeting events.

3 Tips to Soothe your Interview Jitters

Pointers from Monster on how to maintain a cool, calm presence during interviews. Take a deep breath and try to relax. Monster talked with some experts who shared their top tips for staying calm and focused, so you can conquer job interview jitters and land your next job.

Career Exploration Tools

My Next Move is a web-based interactive tool from the Labor Department for new job seekers, students and other career-explorers to learn more about their career options. Users can: •Explore more than 900 different careers and see important information including skills, tasks, salaries and employment outlook on easy-to-read career reports. •Look at related apprenticeships and training, and search actual job openings. •Find careers through a keyword search; by browsing industries; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers customized career suggestions based on interests, education and work experience

Though My Next Move is intended to assist all jobseekers, it may be especially useful for students, young adults and other first-time workers as they explore potential careers based on their interests. The new tool complements the department's "mySkills myFuture" site, which is designed to help those with previous work experience match existing skills to new occupations.

This website allows users to search for jobs by occupation, by industry and using the "O*NET Interest Profiler," which matches an individual's interests with suitable occupations by asking 60 questions. Since 2001, the department's Occupational Information Network, or O*NET, has used a 180-question version of the profiler that can be printed out or downloaded to a personal computer.

Each occupation that a user selects has an easy-to-read, one-page profile, including information about what knowledge, skills and abilities are needed; the occupation's outlook; the level of education required; technologies used within the occupation; and similar jobs. In addition, each occupation page includes direct links to local salary information, training opportunities and relevant job openings.

For veterans, a specialized My Next Move for Veterans helps find careers through keyword search, by browsing industries that employ different types of workers, or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military.

¿Hablas español? Mi Próximo Paso is a version of the tool for Spanish-language speakers.



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Job Seeker Workshop Offerings

We have eight workshops designed to supercharge your job search by showing you the how-to's of finding the right employment or progressing in your career choice. The workshops cover a wide range of topics to include "Ace the Interview", "Resumes designed to get Interviews" and "Soft Skills - the new "Tiebreaker".

Click on the title for more information.

Employers Hiring Immediately: Using WorkInTexas.com to Connect with Jobs

Are you tired of seeing "No Matches Found" or only finding out about jobs you aren't qualified for? Don't miss out on job opportunities because you don't know how to find out about them. Learn the tips and tricks to increase your job matches. Learn how to browse jobs to find out about even more opportunities. Receive one-on-one help from staff that use WorkInTexas every day to help job seekers become employees. You must be registered in WorkInTexas prior to attending. Bring your WorkInTexas User ID and password with you. If you don't know them, contact your nearest Workforce Center.

Offered at the following locations:
Temple Workforce Center - Every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Killeen Workforce Center - Every Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm

How Do You Look on Paper: Perfecting Your Application

Job applications land you the interview. Get answers to difficult questions and find out the most common mistakes when filling out employment applications.

Offered at the following locations:
Temple Workforce Center - Every Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Killeen Workforce Center - Every Tuesday from 8:30am to 10am

Resumes designed to get Interviews

Are you tired of sending out lots of resumes and never getting an interview? Come learn from experts what an employer is looking for, what to avoid putting in your resume and how to create a resume that is noticed and gets you the interview.

Offered at the following locations:
Temple Workforce Center - Every Wednesday from 8:30am to 11am
Killeen Workforce Center - Every Wednesday from 8:30am to 11am

Ace the Interview and Land the Job

Do job interviews stress you out? Have you ever left an interview feeling as if you didn't prepare? These are all common struggles most people have when interviewing. Our interview workshop will help you identify and sell your skills, as well as prepare you to answer common interview questions needed to get the job. Don't wait until it's too late! Sign up for this workshop today! Sessions last 1 1/2 hour, dress is casual, and handouts will be provided.

Offered at the following locations:
Temple Workforce Center - Every Thursday from 10am to 11am
Killeen Workforce Center - Every Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am

Soft Skills - the new Tie-Breaker

What gets you the job when you and another job candidate are equally qualified for the same position? Soft Skills. Soft skills are the qualities that can set you apart from the other candidates when applying for a job. Come learn from our Job Getting experts what soft skills employers look for in breaking the tie. You will be joined by other job seekers looking for an advantage in this 11/2 hour session., Dress casually; bring a pen; and receive a soft skills take-home handout. "It's more important to hire people with the right qualities than the right experience" - Bill Marriott.

Offered at the following locations:
Temple Workforce Center - Every first and third Thursdays from 8:30am to 9:30am
Killeen Workforce Center - Every first and third Thursday from 8:30am to 10am

Don't let Your background Hold You Down

Attend a workshop that will give you information on how to explain your conviction to an employer, network with others who share some of the same issues and explore career paths. Don't let your background hold you down!

Offered at the following locations:
Temple Workforce Center - Every first Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Killeen Workforce Center - Every fourth Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm

Straight talk from Hiring Managers

Who better to learn about employment processes from than business representatives themselves? This is a time to hear directly from hiring authorities and to ask them your questions. Check the monthly calendar for business and industry representatives that will be in attendance and specific topic being covered.

Offered at the following locations:
Temple Workforce Center - Please check with our office for dates and times
Killeen Workforce Center - Please check with our office for dates and times



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Useful Links for Job Seekers

  1. Sign up for the 6th annual Hiring Red, White & You! Hiring Fair to connect veterans, service members and their Families to Texas employers on November 9, 2017.
  2. Neuvoo.com - Neuvoo.com is a free job search aggregator that indexes job s directly from companie's career websites, placement agencies and job boards. The site also features a free 'take-home' (after tax) salary calulator.
  3. 20 Resume Design Tips and Examples
  4. The 30 Best Resume Fonts You Can Find
  5. Six of 10 projected fastest growing Texas 2014-24 occupations are in the Healthcare industry
  6. Millennial Attraction Factors
  7. 10 Unconventional (But Very Effective) Tips For Job Seekers
  8. What Leaders Never Do In Networking Intros (And You Shouldn't Either)
  9. Ten Things A Professional Never Does For Free
  10. My Next Move is a web-based interactive tool from the Labor Department for new job seekers, students and other career-explorers to learn more about their career options.
  11. 'My Next Move' complements the department's "mySkills myFuture" site, which is designed to help those with previous work experience match existing skills to new occupations.
  12. For veterans, a specialized My Next Move for Veterans helps find careers through keyword search, by browsing industries that employ different types of workers, or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military.
  13. ¿Hablas español? Mi Próximo Paso is a version of the 'My Next Move' tool for Spanish-language speakers.

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