Veteran Resources


Texas Veterans Commission

The Texas Veterans Commission takes a comprehensive approach through one-on-one job coaching, interview skills, and resume development. Utilizing local community resources, partnerships, and an action step plan to assist the veteran in gaining meaningful employment.

Stephen F. Austin Bldg.
1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 800
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 463-6564
Fax: (512) 475-2395

Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor's economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. By focusing on the needs of employers, TWC gives Texas the competitive edge necessary to draw business here.

To obtain information and assistance with the challenges in transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce, contact a Workforce Solutions’ staff in your area:
Phone: 800-939-6631

Workforce Solutions - Borderplex

Workforce Solutions Borderplex assists job seekers in their employment search. Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time or making a career change, we can help at each stage of the search process. In addition to the following online resources, our Career Centers offer additional training and support.

300 E Main St, Ste. 800
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915-887-2600

Employer Support Of The Guard & Reserves

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 3,750 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education, and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to assist in serving employers, Service members, and their families. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff for each State Committee, volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve. 

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 05E22, Alexandria, VA 22350-1200

Onward To Opportunity

Onward to Opportunity, formerly known as the Veterans Career Transition Program, is a free, comprehensive career skills program that provides civilian career training, professional certifications and job placement support to transitioning service members, members of the selected reserves, veterans, and military spouses. O2O partners with private sector companies committed to training and hiring military talent and their spouses earlier in the transition process. If you are not located near one of our on-base installations, we offer distance-learning opportunities through the online-only portion of the program.

Danielle Bootes
O2O Program Coordinator
Phone: 915-227-9223

Laura Butler
O2O Program Manager
Phone: 915-234-5140

Hiring Our Heros

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.

Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.

Fort Bliss, TX
Program Manager: Carla Miller