Employment

NPower expands tuition free tech career training to veterans statewide

NPower helps launch digital careers for military veterans from under-served communities and veteran spouses. Their digital and technology careers training is tuition free for qualifying veterans. Since 2013, NPower has served north Texas. Now via their new virtual program delivery, NPower expands its career training opportunities across Texas. Find out if you qualify for free technology and professional skills training, visit www.npower.org .

Upcoming opportunities include Tech Fundamentals in September 2020 and for NPower alumnus a Cybersecurity Career ...

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Employment Plan to overcome hiring barriers highlights celebration

When eight women veterans recently completed their Employment Plan to overcome hiring barriers, West Texas Veteran Career Advisor (VCA) District Coach Tremayne Hubbard celebrated them. The veterans were recognized at the annual Women Veterans Day celebration hosted by Hubbard.

An Employment Plan provides a written step-by-step guide and actions to help overcome identified Significant Barrier(s) to Employment (SBE). The plan helps get the veteran job ready to find employment. Additionally it provides moral support at a very critical time in their ...

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Employment Services duo of Gray and Huling awarded by DAV and American Legion Veteran Employment Service Award winners

Earning top employment services awards from the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and the American Legion, Department of Texas are Katasha Gray and  Tanya Huling. Both work in the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services North District.

Gray was awarded as Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist of the Year by the DAV and American Legion.  Huling received the Local Veteran Employer Representative of the Year from both organizations. Gray is a Veteran Career Advisor, helping veterans with their search for employment and with ...

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NPower expands tuition free tech career training to veterans statewide

NPower helps launch digital careers for military veterans from under-served communities and veteran spouses. Their digital and technology careers training is tuition free for qualifying veterans. Since 2013, NPower has served north Texas. Now via their new virtual program delivery, NPower expands its career training opportunities across Texas. Find out if you qualify for free technology and professional skills training, visit www.npower.org .

Upcoming opportunities include Tech Fundamentals in September 2020 and for NPower alumnus a Cybersecurity Career ...

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Commissioners award over $30.7M in grants to more than 120 organizations, approve veteran employer awards

At their quarterly meeting May 14th, 2020; Texas Veterans Commissioners approved a total of $30,775,000 in Funds for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grants to be awarded to over 120 organizations across Texas. These funds are distributed as part of the 2020-2021 grant cycle and are expected to provide assistance to more than 33,400 veterans and their families.

The FVA awards annual grants to non-profit organizations and local governments which provide a wide range of assistance directly to veterans and their families. Support ...

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Employment readiness workshop virtually attracts a crowd

Translating military experience into civilian job matches can be difficult. Experienced coaching in writing resumes and other job search skills is a staple of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veterans Employment Services (VES). These job seeking skills trainings were interrupted by the COVID-19 health emergency. Training sessions are now resuming with live online events, such as the Employment Readiness Workshop ...

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VA honors TVC’s Emma Breitbarth & Katasha Gray as Veteran of the Day

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Career Advisor (VCA) Emma Breitbarth was recognized as VA Veteran of the Day and featured in the VA blog VAntange Point on April 26, 2020. A few days later, the VA named TVC VCA Katasha Gray as its Veteran of the Day for May 8.

“We, the Texas Veterans Commission, salute you for your hard work, focus on the mission and unwavering dedication to the service you provide for the veterans of Tyler, and North Texas!” ...

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Employment Services Awards

Veteran Employment Services annually presents Employer Awards to business and organizations demonstrating a strong commitment to employing veterans and for effective veteran employment initiatives. The following businesses and organizations were awarded for their dedication to veteran employment in 2019.

Large Employer Award  (251+ employees)
Allied Universal (AU)-Texas, Houston, TX
The company had a workforce of over 5000 of which 14% are veterans. They hired 1700 individuals ...

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Congressman Hurd Recognizes El Paso Veteran Employment Assistance Food Drive

Texas Veterans Commission Employment Services helps beyond job-seeking skills and El Paso Veteran Employee Liaison Kevin Bowes and District Outreach Coordinator Don Parrotcoordinating with employers. In February, Special Congressional Recognition from the Office of Congressman Will Hurd was presented to El Paso Veteran Employee Liaison Kevin Bowes and District Outreach Coordinator Don Parrot, pictured from left to right. The recognition was for their efforts in ...

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VA Compensated Work Therapy & TVC Team Up for Dallas-Fort Worth Job Fair

Celebrating their fifth year, the VA Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Department and Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veterans Employment Services (VES) North Texas District teamed up in producing a job fair to connect employers and veterans. A total of 188 veterans participated in the event which featured 46 employers from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Employers included over 30 private businesses, plus a dozen government agencies.

The VA CWT supports veterans who may have barriers obtaining employment or retaining employment; and assists them ...

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