Career and Business Resources
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While the library is in phased re-opening, we are pleased to offer resume review and career help via email.
From Texas Workforce Commission: “If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), apply for benefits either online at any time using Unemployment Benefits Services or by calling Texas Workforce Commission’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 7a.m.-7p.m., seven days a week (extended hours). According to their website, the tele-center is experiencing a high volume of calls, so they are encouraging people to file online.”
Even if you were previously ineligible for benefits, you may now be eligible. They are also waiving certain requirements for benefits.
Texas Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area offers a variety of services for job-seekers, including online courses on coping with job loss and money management while unemployed.
WorkInTexas is a statewide job search site run by Texas Workforce Solutions.
Goodwill Industries Find a Job lists companies looking for immediate hires as well as other job searching resources.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides employment resources specifically for veterans, and homeless veterans.
Goodwill Communities Foundation Learn Free offers over 200 short courses on everything from computer basics, to social media and online skills, to workplace skills, to email and Microsoft Office training. This site has tutorials in both English and Spanish.
Employment Certifications and Vocational Programs in Central Texas. This list provides a starting point for common certifications TABC and Food Handler’s licenses, and vocational programs for careers like Educational Aides, CNA, HVAC technicians, and more.
Learning Express Career Preparation Center offers a variety of test prep for job certifications. You will be asked to sign in with a library card. Your telephone number is your password.
Learning Express Career Accelerator offers tools to get hired, job search, and career exploration. You will be asked to sign in with a library card. Your telephone number is your password.
The Balance Careers offers advice and articles on a variety of topics from resume creation, job searching, to the best places to find affordable interview clothing.
Goodwill Central Texas offers Education and Job Training, while they are closed to the public during COVID-19, they are offering phone consultations at 512-637-7580.
LinkedIn Learning is offering some courses free of charge related to employment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how to use and navigate Zoom, a tool many employers are using for online interviews and training.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering several different loan programs specific to COVID-19. The Texas State Small Business Development Center offers an in-depth primer on the various loan programs and frequently asked questions.
Williamson County has launched Wilco Forward, a grant program funded through the approximately $93 million the County received from the CARES Act. Applications will be accepted starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The deadline for applications for Phase 1 is June 30, 2020.
The City of Georgetown Economic Development Department offers business insights, workshops, and guides for small businesses in the city.
Texas Workforce Solutions is partnering with Texas State University McCoy School of Business to launch Entrepreneurship Boot Camps Online. These are for anyone who has a business idea that they want to pursue or for current business owners looking to retool their business plan for the new climate. These are open and free to everyone, but pre-registration is required.
Texas Workforce Solutions also offers the Skills for Small Business Program, business owners can apply for funds to help train new full-time employees. They are also partnering with ACC Digital Next to provide core digital skills to businesses through the Small Business Program.
Take Control of Your Money is a website presented by United Way of Williamson County and Banzai to create clear and in-depth lessons on financial topics.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a free, online resource put together by the Certified Public Accountants of American to help people manage money.
Thank you to the Metropolitan Library System and Brooklyn Public Library for sharing some of these resources and ideas.