At the local level, The Texas Workforce Commission, www.twc.state.tx.us, posts job listings and resumes of those seeking employment. This state-run agency also offers career planning, links to training opportunities, advice for entrepreneurs, veterans’ services and specialized help such as trade adjustment assistance for those who lose their jobs because of foreign imports of goods or services.
Abilene’s Workforce Solutions
of West Central Texas Office
400 Oak St.
Abilene, TX 79602 325-795-4200
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Taylor County, Texas
Office of Human Resources/Risk Management
300 Oak St., Suite 205
Abilene, TX 79602 325-674-1220
Taylor County, which employs 500 people in 30 departments, lists its job openings on its website. Full-time positions receive access to full benefits, including an employee health clinic and free health, dental and life insurance.
The city’s employment website lists openings by position (“air conditioning specialist,” “zoo veterinarian”), type (full time, part time, temporary), salary and closing date.
The job site indeed.com, whose motto is “One search, all jobs,” has a site just for the Abilene area. On June 7, 2013, that site listed 1,402 open positions including one for a landman ($147,000) and for a receptionist ($25,000).
An employment agency can list jobs from those of high-level administrators to warehouse work. Many employers use these agencies as their human resources department to advertise positions, interview, test, and manage payroll. Jobs can be full time, part time, temporary or a temp-to-perm arrangement, which allows an employer and a prospective employee to preview each other before committing to permanent employment.
Search the Abilene Chamber of Commerce’s member directory for employment agencies under the tab “Your Chamber” (www.abilenechamber.com).