The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and its operating affiliate Workforce Solutions, are the public workforce system in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas. We help employers meet their human resource needs and individuals build careers, so both can compete in the global economy. During 2016, we served more than 400,000 people and look forward to serving more in the coming year.
Our Employer Service team provides individualized service that helps employers find qualified applicants for specific jobs and develop custom solutions to strengthen their current workforce.
In 2016, our Employer Service team helped more than 25,000 employers
• find candidates to fill close to 200,000 openings;
• outplace more than 11,000 workers; and
• get advice on human resource issues and concerns
Career Office Location Sheets
* Locations (List – PDF) Revised 01/16/17
* Locations (Numbered List and Map – PDF) Revised 01/16/17
Our career offices, information centers and adult education providers served more than 1,551,168 visitors helping
• about 242,300 go to work;
• more than 26,674 improve their basic education skills; and
• more than 41,881 use $129 million in financial aid to get a job, keep a job or get a better job.
Our entire system works to provide individuals, students, parents, teachers and counselors with up-to-date and useful information on careers of the future – focusing on the high-skill, high-growth jobs that provide opportunities for growth and good wages.
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board
The Board is business-led and community focused, with approximately 50 members representing private sector business, education, organized labor, and community-based organizations. With participation from the region’s chief elected officials, the Board sets the strategic direction for the regional workforce system and guides the area’s workforce agenda focusing on four key results:
1. Competitive employers
What we do adds to our employers’ bottom line by ensuring a qualified and skilled workforce, increasing productivity and promoting growth in the region’s economy.
2. An educated workforce
Through our services and out relationships with partners, we look to improving education level of the region’s residents as well as providing the best possible career information about jobs of the future.
3. More and better jobs
Partnering with the area’s economic development organizations, chambers of commerce and business associations, we provide direct assistance and leverage efforts that support employers who are expanding, as well as start-ups and new businesses.
4. Higher incomes
Investing in employers’ productivity and individuals’ education and skill levels helps provide for rising family incomes. The Board also works with partners across the region to help low-income families move into more highly-skilled and better-paying jobs.