Workforce Solutions (WSB) and several of its partners were recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), according to a news release.
At the 22nd Annual TWC Conference in Houston last week, the WSB received the Texas Award in recognition of its efforts to promote employment opportunities for El with disabilities.
El Paso’s branch of Prudential Financial, Inc. was awarded the Veteran-Friendly Employer of the Year award for its work to recruit and hire veterans.
Since coming to El Paso, Prudential has built up its workforce to be made up of 49 percent vets and military spouses.
“I am proud to recognize these Texas employers…for the value they place in their communities…and for their commitment to hiring our veterans,” said Ruth R. Huges, Chair of TWC.
Tropicana Homes was honored as an Employer of Excellence for being involved with Texas Workforce Solutions and for creating and using unique approaches that have helped El Paso’s economy and workforce greatly.
TWC Commissioner Robert D. Thomas said that “Tropicana Homes deserves applause” for partnering with “WSB to create amazing opportunities” for El Paso workers and communities.
The Texas Workforce Commission is an agency that helps Texas communities progress economically. In partnership with the Workforce Solutions and other workforce boards in Texas, the TWC provides training, job search assistance, and other support services to address the needs of employers and workers alike.