County Resources

 

County Resources


This list may not include all available services in a county; please call 2-1-1 to find other resources in your area. TCJC does not endorse any organization's services or religious affiliations, and we cannot guarantee that services will be provided. Before visiting an organization, please contact them about availability, waitlists, and eligibility requirements.


Travis County Resources

Employment Services

Capital IDEA

PO Box 1784, Austin, TX 78767 | (512) 457-8610 | www.capitalidea.org

Provides long-term job training and support services to unemployed adults. Must first attend orientation session. See web site for additional information on college prep and information for the application process and dates for orientation sessions.

Career Services of Austin

8146 Meandering Way, Austin, TX 78759 | (512) 794-1089 | www.careerservicesaustin.com

Career Services of Austin provides vocational training and job placement assistance for adults. Training may include individual self-assessment, job-seeking skills training, an occupational exploration/education option, employment assistance, and job coaching. Career Services also offers a program specific to previously incarcerated individuals called 'Building Bridges,' with a sliding fee scale available to those who qualify.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals provides case management and employment to previously incarcerated individuals. Interested individuals should call on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for more information.

Goodwill Central Texas - Job Help Center at Goodwill Community Center - Norwood

7840-7882 Clock Tower Dr., Austin, TX 78753 | (512) 637-7580 | www.goodwillcentraltexas.org

They have many locations in Travis County where you can get job search assistance including job leads and specific job training. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion. Goodwill assists with job readiness, tuition assistance, and career assessments in order to help you find a job. They offer many other services as well such as pre-employment training in computer, applications skills, resume, and interviewing skills and supportive services, including vouchers for work clothing, tools, and transportation.

Job Ready Training

314 E. Highland Mall Boulevard Suite 507, Austin, TX 78752 | (512) 300-2245 | www.jobreadytraining.com

Job Ready Training provides training in health care and computer software free of charge.

Labor Finders- Austin

8312 Burnet Rd. Suite 112, Austin, TX 78758 | (512) 719-4384 | www.laborfinders.com

Labor Finders specializes in finding qualified temporary workers for industrial, commercial, and construction projects. Labor Finders is a convenient way for individuals to get to work fast, as they can begin work immediately, work when they want, get paid daily or weekly, and learn new skills. Please note that Labor Finders only provides temporary jobs and should not be considered for long-term employment. Interested individuals should search for job openings on Labor Finders

Texas Department of Assistance and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) Employment Assistance Services

Austin, TX (512) 377-0570 | www.dars.state.tx.us

DARS provides physically or mentally disabled individuals with assistance in gaining the skills needed for certain careers. Specifically, it offers vocational rehabilitation services, including tips on preparing for job interviews and keeping employment. DARS also provides specific services to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, such as guidance and counseling, hearing evaluations, communication assistance, and academic and vocational training. Individuals interested in signing up for benefits should call or visit their local DARS Division for Rehabilitation Services office. A list of local offices is available at www.dars.state.tx.us. When visiting an office, individuals should bring a photo ID, their social security card, proof of their home address, information relating to their medical history (including the name of their primary doctor), and their medical insurance card. DARS services are free of charge as long as a person meets certain basic requirements or if he or she is already receiving Social Security disability benefits.

Texas Department of Assistance and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) Region III

Austin, TX (512) 407-1320 | www.dars.state.tx.us

DARS provides physically or mentally disabled individuals with assistance in gaining the skills needed for certain careers. Specifically, it offers vocational rehabilitation services, including tips on preparing for job interviews and keeping employment. DARS also provides specific services to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, such as guidance and counseling, hearing evaluations, communication assistance, and academic and vocational training. Individuals interested in signing up for benefits should call or visit their local DARS Division for Rehabilitation Services office. A list of local offices is available at www.dars.state.tx.us. When visiting an office, individuals should bring a photo ID, their social security card, proof of their home address, information relating to their medical history (including the name of their primary doctor), and their medical insurance card. DARS services are free of charge as long as a person meets certain basic requirements or if he or she is already receiving Social Security disability benefits.

Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (TORI)- Austin TORI Austin Urban League

1033 LaPosada Dr. Suite 150, Austin, TX 78752 | (512) 478-7176 | www.medc-tori.org

TORI is a non-profit, faith-based organization with a mission to guide and empower previously incarcerated individuals in maximizing their potential, increase opportunity, and promote a successful reintegration back to society. The TORI program focuses on individuals who are either on probation or parole, and who may be experiencing hopelessness, lack of support, unemployment, or substance abuse issues that might hinder them from succeeding. Please note that the TORI program cannot assist individuals with a conviction for any sexual offense. TORI has five locations in major cities throughout TX. Interested individuals should call the nearest center to make an appointment, or visit the office to enroll in the program.

Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (TORI)-Fort Worth TORI Metroplex Economic Development Corporation

TORI is a non-profit, faith-based organization with a mission to guide and empower previously incarcerated individuals in maximizing their potential, increase opportunity, and promote a successful reintegration back to society. The TORI program focuses on individuals who are either on probation or parole, and who may be experiencing hopelessness, lack of support, unemployment, or substance abuse issues that might hinder them from succeeding. Please note that the TORI program cannot assist individuals with a conviction for any sexual offense. TORI has five locations in major cities throughout TX. Interested individuals should call the nearest center to make an appointment, or visit the office to enroll in the program.

Texas Workforce Commission Fidelity Bonding Coordinator

101 E. 15th St. Room 440T, Austin, TX 78778 | (800) 453-8140 | www.twc.state.tx.us

An employer or a job applicant may request fidelity bonding assistance through the nearest TX Workforce Center. There are no forms for the employer or job applicant to fill out and no processing; coverage can be activated almost immediately. Free bond coverage can only be issued for $5,000 for a six-month period. After this period, if no claims have been made, an additional six months of coverage can be purchased through Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Company.

Travis County Criminal Justice Planning Comprehensive Workforce Development Program

The Comprehensive Workforce Development Program specializes in working with and hiring previously incarcerated individuals. It also provides additional resources to previously incarcerated individuals in the Travis County area.

Travis County Offender Workforce Development Program

Travis County Offender Workforce Development Program provides employment readiness orientations once per week to individuals with a criminal background. It assists with job leads to employers who are friendly to previously incarcerated individuals, as well as mock interviews, letters of explanation regarding one's criminal background, and resume development.

Venturetech Corporation

A 2nd chance employer with a hiring policy that encourages the hiring of skilled applicants who also happen to be former offenders, in recovery from drugs or alcohol, or senior citizens. Aims to provide a supportive work environment for those who want to work but may be considered a risky hire at other corporations

Work Source Career Center- East

3401 E. Webberville Rd. Building 1000, Austin, TX 78702 | (512) 223-5400 | www.worksourceaustin.com

Work Source is a publicly funded workforce system in Travis County. The network partners provide a wide range of no- to low-cost employment solutions for employers and individuals, including recruitment services, job search assistance, training, childcare, and educational initiatives.

Work Source Career Center- North

6505 Airport Boulevard Suite 101, Austin, TX 78752 | (512) 597-7262 | www.worksourceaustin.com

Work Source is a publicly funded workforce system in Travis County. The network partners provide a wide range of no- to low-cost employment solutions for employers and individuals, including recruitment services, job search assistance, training, childcare, and educational initiatives.

Work Source Career Center- South

4175 Freidrich Ln. Suite 200, Austin, TX 78744 | (512) 381-4240 | www.worksourceaustin.com

Work Source is a publicly funded workforce system in Travis County. The network partners provide a wide range of no- to low-cost employment solutions for employers and individuals, including recruitment services, job search assistance, training, childcare, and educational initiatives.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area - East

3401 E. Webberville Rd. Bldg. 1000, Austin, TX 78702 | (512) 223-5400 | www.wfscapitalarea.com

Job search assistance and resources are available to the public free of charge. Toll Free: 1(877)967-5228. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area - North

6505 Airport Blvd. Suite 101, Austin, TX 78752 | (512) 454-9675 | www.wfscapitalarea.com

Job search assistance and resources are available to the public free of charge. Toll Free: 1(877)967-5228. Monday - Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Thursday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workforce Solutions Capital Area - South

6505 Burleson Rd., Austin, TX 78744 | (512) 381-4200 | www.wfscapitalarea.com

Job search assistance and resources are available to the public free of charge. Toll Free: 1(877)967-5228. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.