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Gulf Coast Workforce Board

The Gulf Coast Workforce Board

Serving the 13 county Houston-Galveston region, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board is the local board of directors for Workforce Solutions. 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 local elected officials, the Workforce 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
  2. An educated workforce
  3. More and better jobs
  4. Higher incomes

The Board contracts for the operations of its affiliate Workforce Solutions, which delivers service directly to employers and individuals. During 2015, our Employer Service Division helped almost 26,000 employers:

  • find candidates to fill about 200,000 openings;
  • outplace more than 4,000 workers; and
  • get advice on human resources issues and concerns

Our 25 local offices touched more than 380,000 individuals helping:

  • about 237,000 go to work;
  • more than 22,000 improve their basic education skills; and
  • more than 31,000 use $134 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 is a member of the Texas Association of Workforce Boards (TAWB)

Gulf Coast Workforce Board By-Laws (PDF)

Texas Association of Workforce Board (TAWB)

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