Texas HireAbility

Texas HireAbility

Texas HireAbility calendar of events provides information about activities across the state that are designed to raise awareness of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and to help connect job seekers with disabilities to employers.

Please continue to check this website for updates on these events.

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Event Locations

The 2017 Texas HireAbility events will be held throughout the year across the state of Texas. For more information about a job fair or event promoting people with disabilities in the workplace, please contact your local representative.

List of Events

City/Event Date, Location & Time Event Description Web Link or Contact

Dallas

Employability Career Expo

September 27, 2017

Sheraton Dallas Hotel,
Dallas Ballroom
400 N. Olive St.
Dallas, TX 75201

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 50 employers Dallas-Fort Worth area will accept applications and resumes. Educational sessions for registered job seekers interested in learning about interviewing, résumé development and dressing for different professions will be available to attendees.

2017 Employability Career Expo

Mission Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn

October 4, 2017

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce
202 W. Tom Landry St.
Mission, TX 78572

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come learn about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Local employers and businesses are invited to attend a Texas HireAbility Employer Symposium Luncheon. Complimentary lunch provided by the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce.

Texas HireAbility in the RGV Lunch and Learn

Call: 956-200-0022

Fort Worth

CapeAbilities Job Fair 2017

October 6, 2017

Region XI Texas ESC
1431 South Cherry Lane
White Settlement, TX 76108

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Attend a hiring fair, geared toward transitioning students and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.. Employers will conduct onsite interviews. Participate in informational sessions that will cover employment soft skills.

CapeAbilities Job Fair 2017 - Connecting All People with Employment

Call: 214-632-1168

Houston

National Disability Employment Awareness Open House

October 10, 2017

Texas Workforce Solutions Northline Career Office
4424 North Freeway, Ste. A
Houston, TX 77022

8 am to 5 p.m.
Join your local Workforce Solutions office as we discuss and share tools that job seekers can use to make informed decisions about career choices and occupational training opportunities.

Call: 713-576-2580 x2663
Call: 713-661-3220 x1047

Houston

Harris County Hiring Event

October 10, 2017

Harris County
1310 Prairie St.
16th Floor Conference Room
Houston, TX 77002

9 a.m. to Noon

Harris County hiring managers are seeking individuals to fill various positions. Managers will conduct onsite interviews and/or schedule interviews for a later date.

Call 713-267-8532

Houston

NASA Health and Safety Fair

October 11, 2017

NASA Teague Auditorium
NASA Rd 1
Houston, TX 77058

Time pending

Social service and health agencies in the Clear Lake area will provide health and safety information. the area. Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation staff will demonstrate assistive technology and offer sighted guide demonstrations.

Call: 409-949-3900

Humble

National Disability Employment Awareness Open House

October 12, 2017

Texas Workforce Humble Career Office
9668 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W.
Humble, TX 77338

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join your local Workforce Solutions office as we discuss and share tools that job seekers can use to make informed decisions about career choices and occupational training opportunities.

Call: 713-576-2580 x 2663
Call: 713-661-3220 x 1047

North Texas

White Cane Day March

October 12, 2017

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Far East Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76164

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services and our workforce partners in a march to promote awareness and understanding of persons with vision loss and blindness while celebrating their accomplishments and independence. 2017 North Texas White Cane Day March
Dallas

White Cane Day March
October 16, 2017

Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St.
Dallas, TX 75201

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services and our workforce partners in a march to promote awareness and understanding of persons with vision loss and blindness while celebrating their accomplishments and independence. 2017 Dallas White Cane Day March

El Paso

UTEP Ability Awareness Week

October 16 - 20, 2017

UT El Paso
500 West University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968

For daily event times, visit UTEP Ability Awareness Week webpage

 

A week of activities to focus on serving people with disabilities and creating awareness for employers, students and the community.

UTEP Ability Awareness Week 2017

Call: 915-782-7168

Houston

National Disability Employment Awareness Open House
October 17, 2017

Texas Workforce Solutions Southwest Career Office
12710 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77099

8 am to 5 p.m.
Join your local Workforce Solutions office as we discuss and share tools that job seekers can use to make informed decisions about career choices and occupational training opportunities.

Call: 713-576-2580 x 2663
Call: 713-661-3220 x 1047

San Antonio

Leon Valley Job Fair
October 17, 2017

Leon Valley Community Center
6427 Evers Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78238

Time pending
Attend a job fair and learn about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

Call: 210-522-8012

Austin

White Cane Day March and Festivities
October 18, 2017

Start locations:
(Arrive at 8:45 a.m.)
Walgreens
4501 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78751

Central Market
4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756

The Pit Barbecue
4707 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756

Triangle Station
47th @ W. Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751

End location:
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St.
Austin, TX 78756

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services and our workforce partners to promote awareness and understanding of persons with vision loss and blindness while celebrating their accomplishments and independence. Activities include a march from beginning at several locations and ending at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. After the march, join our festivities which include white cane exchanges, exhibitor booths, live music, kid-friendly entertainment, free flu shots, and free food. Austin White Cane Day 2017
Lubbock

South Plains Career Expo
October 18, 2017

Lubbock Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401

8 a.m. to Noon
Annual career-education event in West Texas, normally attended by more than 4,300 students and 150 businesses and colleges.

South Plains Career Expo

Call: 806-783-2931

Houston

National Disability Employment Awareness Open House
October 19, 2017

Texas Workforce Solutions Cypress Career Office
70 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77090

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join your local Workforce Solutions office as we discuss and share tools that job seekers can use to make informed decisions about career choices and occupational training opportunities.

Call: 713-576-2580 x 2663
Call: 713-661-3220 x 1047

Houston

White Cane Safety Day March and Festivities
October 19, 2017

Houston City Hall
902 Smith St.
Houston, TX

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services and our workforce partners to promote awareness and understanding of persons with vision loss and blindness while celebrating their accomplishments and independence. Activities include a downtown march, mayoral proclamation, more than 40 exhibitors, motivational speakers, technology demonstrations, non-visual activities, and live entertainment.

Houston White Cane Safety Day 2017

Call: 713-802-3113
Call: 713) 802-3127
or
Email:
Email:

Mission

Lower Rio Grande Valley Summer Earn and Learn Business Recognition
October 19, 2017

Mission Economic Development Corporation
801 N Bryan Rd.
Mission, TX 78572

Time pending
Join us as we recognize local business partners for the Summer Earn and Learn Program, which provides students with disabilities with work readiness training and paid work experience. Sponsored by Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley. call: 956-200-0022
Waco

Central Texas Walk-N-Roll & Job Fair

October 20, 2017

Heritage Square Park 3rd Street and Austin Avenue
Waco, TX 76701

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us in the reading of a proclamation to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, followed by a procession/walk and a job fair.  Employers will meet with job seekers and hire for various positions. Free refreshments will be provided.

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas

Call: 254-296-5251

Houston

National Disability Employment Awareness Open House
October 24, 2017

Texas Workforce Solutions Northshore Career Office
14355 E Wallisville Rd.
Houston, TX 77049

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join your local Workforce Solutions office as we discuss and share tools that job seekers can use to make informed decisions about career choices and occupational training opportunities. Call: 713-576-2580 x 2663
Call: 713-661-3220 x 1047
Lubbock

South Plains Job Fair
October 24, 2017

Lubbock Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An opportunity for job seekers to connect with hiring employers.

South Plains Job Fair

Call: 806-783-2931

San Antonio

Employer Appreciation Breakfast
October 24, 2017

San Antonio Foodbank
5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78227

Time pending
Join us for sensitivity training on hiring and as we recognize local business partners for the Summer Earn and Learn Program, which provides students with disabilities with work readiness training and paid work experience. Sponsored by Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Email: Emily.Boncek@twc.state.tx.us
Abilene

White Cane Day March
October 26, 2017

Abilene City Hall Council Chambers
555 Walnut St.
Abilene, TX 79601

8:30 a.m. until
Join Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services and our workforce partners in a march to promote awareness and understanding of persons with vision loss and blindness while celebrating their accomplishments and independence. 2017 Abilene White Cane Day March
Laredo

Laredo Disability Alliance Job Fair
October 26, 2017

Ambassador Event Center
7128 Rosson Lane
Laredo, TX 78040

8 a.m. to Noon
Attend a job fair and learn about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Call: 956-523-8061
Wichita Falls

Midwestern State University Transition Fair

October 26, 2017

MSU
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Time pending

Join us for the annual MSU Transition Fair for special education students. Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services staff will provide information on available transition programs and services. Call: 940-235-1711
Austin / Capital Region

HireAbility Job Fair

October 27, 2017

Region XIII Texas ESC
5701 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78723

9:00 a.m. to Noon

Are you a person with a disability looking for meaningful employment? Are you an employer looking for valuable employees to fill vacancies? Are you a service provider who supports employment for people with disabilities?

The Capital Region HireAbility Job Fair is designed to connect employers with quality employees who add value to the workplace and enhance their workforce.

Capital Region Job Fair

Call: 512-597-7129
or
Email: tiffany.daniels@wfscapitalarea.com

 

San Benito

Building an Inclusive Workforce Forum
October 27 - 28, 2017

San Benito Consolidated Independent School District
450 S. Oscar Williams Rd.
San Benito, TX 78586

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 27 - for students:
Workforce Solutions Cameron will provide job readiness workshops to career technical and special education and students. Workshop topics include soft skills, interviewing skills, career exploration tools and resume 101.

Saturday, Oct. 28 - for parents and students:
Forum will include a panel of individuals with disabilities who are successful in employment and employers who work with individuals with disabilities. Parents and students in attendance will gain insight on student independence and self-sufficiency and meet employers, some who participated in the recent Summer Earn and Learn program. Community partners, including Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services will attend and share resources/services available to parents and students
.
Call: 956-389-8950
Victoria

White Cane Day March
October 28, 2017

Courtyards Victoria Conference Room (behind Victoria Mall)
8002 N. Navarro St.
Victoria, TX 77904

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services and our workforce partners in a march to promote awareness and understanding of persons with vision loss and blindness while celebrating their accomplishments and independence. 2017 Victoria White Cane Day March
The Woodlands

2017 Business Breakfast Symposium - Greater Houston Business Leadership Network (GHBLN)
November 1, 2017

Lone Star College System Office
Star of Texas Ballroom II
5000 Research Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
To attend this event, please register before Friday, October 27.

Join us for a complimentary breakfast to gain awareness about mainstreaming veteran and disability inclusion practices and implementing a culture of innovation.

There is no cost to attend this even, which is open to diversity inclusion representatives, hiring managers, human resources representatives, small business owners, GHGHBLN members and community partners.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credit may be available.
GHBLN Federal Contractors Business Breakfast Symposium

Email: sabrina.parras@twc.state.tx.us

 

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