Where can I find information related to state and federal employment laws?
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.
How do I find Labor Market for the Panhandle area?
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 Wages – Texas Wages and Employment Projections
Texas LMI – your one-stop place on the Internet for Texas labor market statistics
How do I use WorkInTexas.com to post jobs, search résumés, and find qualified job seekers for your open positions?
You can contact our local Business Services Unit at (806) 345-1341 for assistance, to get answers, or to place your openings by speaking to a live person.
What should I do if my company is closing or has a planned layoff?
When businesses close plants or lay off workers, Workforce Solutions Panhandle 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.
How do I search for employees?
We provide an internet-based matching system, WorkInTexas, that provides a list of applicants who match your job posting requirements.
What are my responsibilities if my company decides to have a hiring event at Workforce Solutions Panhandle?
In an effort to secure the best results for your hiring event and to provide our recruiters ample time to promote the event with our job seekers, we kindly ask that you allow at least one week for planning prior to the event date. Please note for tracking and compliance purposes you will need to provide us with a hire list at the conclusion of your event.
What do I need to do to have a hiring event for the job openings at my company?
To schedule a hiring event, contact the Business Services Unit at (806) 345-1341.
How much do you charge for the services?
Because we are state and federally funded, there is no charge for the basic services we provide to Texas employers.
How do I get Unemployment Tax Information?
What kinds of recruiting assistance services are available to me as an employer?
We provide free job postings, recruiting, screening and the referral of job seekers to open positions. We also provide hiring events and interview rooms to assist in applicant selection. Call us today to find out how we can assist you with your business needs.
My business prefers to hire Veterans. Is there a way to designate “Veteran Only” on my job posting?
Yes, all job postings provide priority of service to veterans for the first 48 hours but can be extended for the duration of the posting.
What resources are available to help my organization train our employees?
There are several resources at available to upgrade the skills of your current employees or train new employees with a specific skill set. Let us help you to determine which resources to pursue which could assist you in moving your organization forward. Below are a few of the opportunities we have to train your workforce:
- Skills for Small Business
- Skills Development Fund
- Texas Industry Partnership
- High Demand Job Training
- Texas Mutual Insurance/Amarillo College Free Safety Classes
Please feel free to reach out to our Business Services Unit for further information.
My Company has never used Workforce Solutions Panhandle’s services. What do I need to get started?
All we require is a federal employer identification number (FEIN). If you have a Texas UI tax number (TWC ID) that will be included in your account setup.