To support our members, the Chamber is hosting a virtual Business Leaders Series consisting of webinars and video resources. During the second edition of the Business Leaders Series, Steven Gonzalez, Business Services Director for Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, discussed their rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County’s mission is to ensure the economic vitality of our community. They achieve this through building and maintaining a quality workforce development system that strengthens and provides economic, educational and developmental opportunities for all Tarrant County residents. They offer a variety of services including sourcing skilled talent, upskilling individuals and helping place people in open positions. Whether you are a job seeker or employer, there is no cost for their services.
During this unprecedented time, Workforce Solutions is here to serve the needs of employers and workers. They have implemented a rapid response program to provide immediate aid to companies and affected workers to ensure reemployment and minimize negative impact. Businesses can also file for unemployment insurance online at Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County’s website.
Gonzalez discussed how businesses can list open positions and how job seekers can gain access to apply for employment opportunities. He shared that a number of businesses are looking for employees. While giving examples of booming industries, he mentioned Amazon and Walmart are seeking thousands of new employees nationally. He also provided recommendations for businesses facing a lull in activity; that it may be a perfect time to focus on training and development for employees through online resources or certifications.
While Workforce Solutions is operating remotely, they are eager and ready to help. For more information, CLICK HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to visit our Facebook page to tune in for our next edition of the Business Leaders Series. You can also turn on page notifications so you never miss a live video from the Chamber.