Job Seekers

Workforce Solutions can provide the following benefits for all individuals looking for a job:

Unemployment Insurance

While Workforce Solutions does not provide unemployment insurance, we can provide information to help you get online so that you may complete your application at one of our local offices. If you need additional unemployment information, please call 1-800-939-6631.

Unemployment insurance orientation sessions are offered to all unemployment insurance claimants. The orientation presents information about the services available at the Workforce Solutions offices, resources for job searches, and directions and tips for completing a good resume in Group sessions are provided at the larger Workforce Solutions offices. Individuals in the rural communities can access the information via telephone with the local Workforce Solutions office or through the UI Orientation Online link below. Contact the local Workforce Solutions office closest to you for more details.

Click here for unemployment insurance (ui) benefits online

Youth Services

Workforce Solutions offers young people a wealth of opportunities. Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), youth may receive a variety of services. If you are a young person, age 14 to 21, with low income and meet at least one of the following criteria, you may be eligible:

Special services for youth include mentoring, tutoring, schooling or vocational training, including customized training from an approved training provider, and referrals to other helpful community resources. Please call us in Midland at 1.800.523.3003 or in Odessa at 1.800.248.6451 for more information about our Youth Services.

Upcoming Events


January Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
2304 TX-40 Loop; Midland, TX
Atmos Energy Bldg. Fischer Community Room

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Request for Proposals (RFP) for a qualified auditing firm

The Permian Basin Workforce Board is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a qualified auditing firm to conduct the Board’s annual single agency audit according to generally accepted auditing standards; the standards set forth for financial audits in the U.S. General Accounting Office’s Government Auditing Standards; the provisions of the federal Single Audit Act, as amended; and Title 2 U.S. CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Permian Basin Workforce Board is the grant recipient and fiscal agent of federal workforce development and federal child care and development funds for the 17-counties in the Permian Basin. The details of the federal funds associated with the single agency are as follows:
• 96.3% of the audit will be financed with Federal funds;
• The total amount of Federal funds to be audited is $16,526,557; and
• The percentage and dollar amount of non-governmental sources is 0.02% and $3,000.
The balance of Permian Basin Workforce Board’s financing is from state funding.

A RFP packet may be obtained beginning January 16, 2018 by contacting:
Gail Dickenson

The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 13, 2018 at 12:00 noon Central Standard Time.

The Permian Basin Workforce Board reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

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