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Texas Workforce Commission partners with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People With Disabilities and Texas Workforce Solutions on Texas HireAbility to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and highlight their contributions in the workplace.

Texas HireAbility Events

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The We Hire Ability program recognizes Texas employers for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities, and for their efforts to create an inclusive workforce. Employers with at least 10 percent of their Texas-based workforce comprising people with disabilities, are eligible to receive a We Hire Ability decal to display on their storefront and a digital decal to display on their website.

 

Employer Services

The Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Business Team partners with employers to understand their hiring needs and provides customizable services to help with recruiting, hiring, retaining and accommodating employees with disabilities through the following no cost services.

Texas HireAbility Events

Counties or City

Workforce Board or Vocational Rehabilitation Partner

Contact

Event Details

Event Registration

El Paso Workforce Solutions Borderplex
Bobby Alcala bobby.alcala@twc.state.tx.us
October 1, 2021
Disability Awareness Trainings
(ongoing event the kickoff will
be October 1st)
Dezeree Fraga
dezere.fraga@borderplex
jobs.com

915-887-2545 
Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood East Texas Council of Governments rae.champagne@twc.texas.gov Sonia.White@etcog.org October 5, 2021   9:00 - 10:30am
National Disability Employment
Awareness Month event
Ornelas Activity Center
3402 Old Omen Rd., Tyler, TX
Employer Forum/Networking
9-9:30am
Agenda with speakers
9:30-10:30am
easttexasworkforce.org/
hiring-events
Collin, Denton, Wise, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Somervell, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwall, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker Workforce Solutions North Central Texas   October 6, 2021
National Disability Employment
Awareness onth Virtual Career
air
Zoom call, 10:00am - 12:00pm
https://nctcog.zoom.us/
meeting/register/tZMsc
uqrpzwtHNYeIelZ
rUsQzEWymIYUDE1C 
Bastrop, Hays, Blanco, Burnet - Marble Falls, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee, Llano, Williamson Workforce Solutions Rural Capital   NDEAM 4-part Webinar Series
Week 1: Thursday, October 7, 2021  9 to 10 a.m.
Guidance on Long-COVID as a Disability
https://bit.ly/NDEAMwebinar1
Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood East Texas Council of Governments fernando.rivera@twc.texas.gov October 7, 2021  9:00 - 10:30am
National Disability Employment
Awareness Month Celebration
202 East Pilar Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
 
 
Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, Washington Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley   October 12, 2021
Hire Abilities, Not Labels
Symposium
10:00-11:30am
Virtual event via Zoom
Join through Zoom:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/
87908115158?pwd=SFdkMTlkME
JyNnZyQ3hrdVJjQ1VtUT09#success 
Travis Texas Workforce Commission WhiteCaneDay@twc.state.tx.us
512.463.6389
October 13, 2021
(Virtual) White Cane Day - Austin
https://twc.texas.gov/events#
updateVirtualWhiteCaneDay
CelebrationOctober10110Am
100Pm
Bastrop, Hays, Blanco, Burnet - Marble Falls, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee, Llano, Williamson Workforce Solutions Rural Capital   Week 2: Thursday, October 14, 2021
9 to 10 a.m.
Bottom-Line Benefits of Vocational
ehabilitation Services
https://bit.ly/NDEAMwebinar2
Travis Workforce Solutions Capital Area tanner.reardon@wfscapitalarea
.com

512.748.1161
jeffrey.murchison@wfscapital
area.com

512.779.9185
October 14, 2021  9:00 - 12:00pm
Texas HireAbility Capital Region
Job Fair
Join us for a virtual career fair open
to individuals of all abilities.
https://wfscapitalareacareer
expo.getyourbooth.com
/hireability2021
Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood East Texas Council of Governments kstubblefield@detwork.org October 14, 2021  1:30-3pm
College Readiness Seminar for
Students with Disabilities
Join us for a virtual event. Meet representatives
from universities across East
Texas, including UT-Tyler, Wiley,
Angelina and Texarkana College,
Lamar University and Stephen F.
Austin University.
Registration link https://bit.ly/
3kMrybt
Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler Workforce Solutions Deep East   October 14, 2021
1:30 to 3pm
College Readiness Seminar for
Students with Disabilities
College Readiness Seminar
for Students with Disabilities
Waco Workforce Solutions Heart of Texas   October 14, 2021
Walk and Roll
Waco
TBD
Houston-Galveston Workforcee Solutions Gulf Coast   October 15, 2021
Virtual White Cane Day
 
Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, San Saba Workforce Solutions of Central Texas Jonathan Mize CRC
Business Relations Coordinator
jonathan.mize@twc.texas.gov
October 19, 2021
Disability Awareness in the Workplace
10-11:30am
Presented virtually via. Zoom
between Workforce Solutions
of Central Texas and Texas
Workforce Solutions Vocational
Rehabilitation Services
Statewide EARN National Event askearn@cornell.edu
October 20, 2021 10am - 11am (CST)
EARN: Disability-Inclusive Workplace
Culture: Building it to Last
Employer Assistance and Resource
Network on Disability Inclusion
To register, visit https://askearn.
org/webinar-registration-october
-20-2021/
Bastrop, Hays, Blanco, Burnet - Marble Falls, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee, Llano, Williamson Workforce Solutions Rural Capital   Week 3: Thursday, October 21, 2021 9 to 10 a.m.
Assistive Technologies
https://bit.ly/NDEAMwebinar3
Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, Washington Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley   October 21, 2021
Powered by Inclusion Job Fair
10am-12pm
3991 E. 29th Street
Brazos Room
Bryan, TX 77802
Join through Zoom:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/879
08115158?pwd=SFdkMTlkMEJ
yNnZyQ3hrdVJjQ1VtUT09#success
Statewide Texas Workforce Commission Lisa Givens, VR Division
lisa.givens@twc.texas.gov
October 28, 2021
Texas HireAbility Employer Forum
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/
WN__Xp8KEELSAqFmi2_Gco1qQ
Bastrop, Hays, Blanco, Burnet - Marble Falls, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee, Llano, Williamson Workforce Solutions Rural Capital   Week 4: Thursday, October 28, 2021 9 to 10 a.m.
Summer Earn & Learn 2021 Highlights
https://bit.ly/NDEAMwebinar4
Cameron Workforce Solutions Cameron County Lorissa.luna@twc.state.tx.us Date/time: TBD
Event Description: Facebook Live
Interview Panel to celebrate and
highlight students with disabilities
and their contribution to the workforce through Summer Earn and Learn
program. Facebook Live Interview
Panel will be presented by Cameron County Workforce
Solutions Facebook Page as a series to their REINFORCE WORKFORCE. Reinforce Workforce  is a brand-new online show created by Workforce Solutions Cameron that’s designed
to foster conversations regarding
workforce-related issues affecting
the Cameron County community.  
Attend at: http://www.facebook.com/Workforce
SolutionsCameron/
wfscameron.org/events/
Laredo Workforce Solutions Middle Rio
City of Laredo Health Department/Family Supports & Community Resources
Children & Young Adults with Special Healthcare Needs
Ana Jasso, CCC
South Texas Middle Rio
Grande Unit
Inclusion Works Fair 2021 outside event Outdoor hiring event