Workforce Development

Workforce Development is Talent Development

A skilled and talented workforce is critical for the development and sustainability of growing industries and a vibrant and diversified Dallas economy. Various resources are available, at no cost, to address your business’ workforce development needs.

The Texas Workforce Commission 


Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

is a state agency that provides workforce development services to employers and job seekers. TWC provides grants for customized training:


Skills Development Fund

provides grants up to $500,000 for local customized training opportunities in partnership with employers and training providers, typically local colleges. Training can be used for new job opportunities or to upgrade skills of existing workers.


Self-Sufficiency Fund

provides grants up to $500,000 for employers and and provides local customized training opportunities for eligible residents enrolled or at risk of enrolling in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other programs. Grants include assistance from TWC staff to aid in the transition into employment.


Skills for Small Businesses

program offers support for companies with fewer than 100 employees. In partnership with a public training provider, the program pays up to $1,450 for each new employee or $725 for existing employees using existing curriculum.

All TWC programs require employers to pay prevailing wages in their local market for the trained occupation. Program parameters are subject to change at any time. For more information on training programs and services visit or call
(877) 463-1777.

Federal support is also available through the

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

. Visit for more information.

Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WFS Dallas) provides human resource solutions for employers seeking a talented workforce and jobseekers seeking competitive employment opportunities in Dallas County. WFS Dallas services include:
  • Applicant screening and recruiting, including specialized recruiting services;
  • Hiring events for individual employers and groups of employers;
  • Assessment services;
  • Customized training for new and current employees;
  • Outplacement services during downsizing;
  • Information regarding labor market, applicant pool, and hiring climate.
For more information visit: or call (214) 302-5555.

Dallas County Community College District

Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) is one of the largest undergraduate institutions in the state of Texas with seven colleges offering customized training to meet employers’ needs for training, re-training, industry-specific certifications. Needs assessment / skills training / professional development can be offered at the job site with flexible scheduling for employees and assistance in client-targeted job placement.

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Occupational Employment Statistics

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES). This program employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations. These estimates at the National, State, and Metropolitan Statistical Area levels: