Veterans Services

The Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Solutions Alamo and the Texas Veterans Commission all work together to provide employment, training, and related services to veterans via a network of partnerships and dedicated staff.

We also have staff available to serve transitioning military members and family members seeking employment in the Alamo region.

Veterans Priority Services

We offer the following veteran-specific services:

                • Priority service in all workforce centers

                • Hard-to-Serve Veterans Initiative

                • Comprehensive Veterans Initiative

                • Two-day hold on new job postings in WorkInTexas.com to ensure veterans first viewing

                • Integration points between WorkInTexas.com and US.jobs

                • Veteran– specific job search portal into WorkInTexas.com via the Texas Veterans portal

                • Hiring Red White and You Annual Veterans Job Fair

                • Match Military Experience to Civilian Occupations

                • Transfer Military Service Into College Credits

                • Increase Employability with Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Employers Seeking Military Talent

Military talent is our specialty 

With such a strong pool of exiting service members in the Alamo region, competing for military talent can be a challenge.  We can help you connect to thousands of service members and veterans in our workforce system.

We will help you actively recruit veterans and service members exiting with a 48-hour hold on your job postings so only they will see what you have available.

Now, employers can translate specific skills they are seeking in the workplace to military skills that may overlap.  We can show you how to use the Civilian-to-Military Occupation Translator so you can better find the military talent you seek.

A referral network connecting employers with returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan seeking employment.

To learn more about how to find Veterans for your business, contact a representative of the Workforce Solutions Alamo Business Services Group today at (210) 224-HELP (4357) or (888) 818-9881.

Veterans Resources and Links

Texas Wide Open for Veterans

Texas values Veterans. Your training, your skills, your experiences. Texas was built by people just like you; businesses and industries want what you have to offer.

Our purpose has always been to act as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation’s armed forces.

A consolidation and coordination of Government activities affecting war veterans

A Department of Defense office, led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and sustain the active support of America’s employers for the men and women serving in the Guard and Reserve by increasing awareness of federal and state laws, promoting compliance through education, recognizing supportive employers with an awards program, providing informal mediation services to resolve disputes related to an employee’s military service obligation, and aid Guard and Reservists in obtaining career employment opportunities.

The nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. A powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.

An advocate agency established to assist veterans, their dependents and survivors obtain earned benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The VSO also collaborates with local, state and federal government agencies, nationally chartered Veterans service organizations and non-profit agencies to assist clients in obtaining needed specialized services.

Goodwill’s programs and services are tailored to help Vetereans recognize and translate those military skills into meaningful civilian jobs or careers.

Additional VA Links

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9va.asp 
(VA Jobs at USAJobs) 

This link takes visitors to all VA listings published at USAJOBS, the official government recruitment Web site sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management. The site includes professional and administrative openings and many VA health care job vacancies. 

http://www.vacareers.com 
(Veterans Health Administration Placement Services) 

This site provides information on vacancies and careers for many health care occupations within the Veterans Health Administration. Apply online for vacancies on this site.

Base ReAlignment and Closure (BRAC): Assist in the development of a community planning and comprehensive response to base(s) realignment and closure. Funds may be used to provide direct employment and training services to both affected workers and spouses of affected military personnel.

Military Family Support Program

At Workforce Solutions Alamo, we understand the many challenges that military spouses are faced with when it comes to moving and getting a new job or keeping the one you have. We are here to help! 

The Military Family Support Program is a federally funded program that is available at NO COST to military spouses who qualify. The eligibility process is simple and easy. 

Military spouses will receive support for the following: 

      • Job search assistance

      • Skills assessment

      • Labor market information

      • Resume and interview skills 

      • Training for high-demand occupations

To be eligible: 

You must be the spouse of a member of the armed forces on active duty who has experienced job loss due to relocation and permanent change in duty station

OR

The spouse of a member of the armed forces on active duty and who is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment

Please call us today! 

Contact: 

Sarah M. Hardin
Workforce Solutioms Alamo Career Counselor
Email: shardin@wsalamo.org
Ph: 210-221-9196

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For more information and eligibility requirements for specialized programs, call or visit the Career Center nearest you.