Workforce center changes meant to help veterans find jobs - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Workforce center changes meant to help veterans find jobs

Posted: Updated:

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Recent changes at workforce centers in East Texas are meant to help veterans get priority of service in getting help finding a job, according to local employment representatives with the Texas Veterans Commission.

Under federal law, the U.S. Department of Labor funds a Texas Veterans Commission program that places employment representatives at certain workforce centers, including Workforce Solutions East Texas in Tyler and Longview. These representatives help veterans find jobs, particularly those with significant barriers to work, such as transportation issues and disabilities. Some representatives also work with area employers to increase job opportunities for veterans.

Gregg Adams, a T.V.C. rep who works at WSET Longview, says he's being asked to focus more on helping veterans who need help the most. He says employment staff at Workforce Solutions once asked veterans to wait to see him for services, but now employment staff must give veterans job assistance in his absence, rather than force them to wait. Staff members have also been asked to get specific information from veterans to assist Adams and other reps in screening veterans who need help the most.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Girl, 4, allegedly killed by her mom is laid to rest

    Girl, 4, allegedly killed by her mom is laid to rest

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:38:53 GMT
    ATHENS (KYTX) - A four-year-old Athens girl Victoria Wyatt has been laid to rest, a little less than a week after her mother confessed to killing her.More >>
    ATHENS (KYTX) - A four-year-old Athens girl Victoria Wyatt has been laid to rest, a little less than a week after her mother confessed to killing her.More >>
  • 1 dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes Southern California

    1 dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes Southern California

    A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. A man in his mid-20s died at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach.More >>
    A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. A man in his mid-20s died at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach.More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: You Don't Know Where That's Been

    SPECIAL REPORT: You Don't Know Where That's Been

    After a few disastrous flu seasons, and recent increases in staph infections nationwide, spreading germs is becoming more and more serious. In a special report, we tested a bunch of things we touch every day to see how filthy they really are.More >>
    After a few disastrous flu seasons, and recent increases in staph infections nationwide, spreading germs is becoming more and more serious. In a special report, we tested a bunch of things we touch every day to see how filthy they really are.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.