Bulverde/Spring Branch Economic Development Foundation

LET THE BULVERDE/SPRING BRANCH EDF HELP YOU BUILD YOUR WORKFORCE!

The Alamo Workforce Solutions (AWS) Career Center 


The Alamo Workforce Solutions Care Center functions as a one-stop shop designed to meet the needs of its clients. Employers are able to benefit from the AWS in the following ways:

Alamo Workforce Solutions Employer Services include:

  • Recruitment, screening and referral of qualified, motivated job applicants
  • Participation in job fairs

  • Assessment of basic skills and work aptitudes of potential employees
  • Complete interviewing facilities with fax, phone and computer access
  • Listing and maintaining job orders through WORK IN TEXAS and America’s Job Bank
  • Job matching services
  • Current labor market trends and other labor market information including average wages, industry and occupation growth, turnover rates, and more
  • Employment and labor law information
  • Unemployment Insurance claims information
  • Information and assistance in accessing tax incentive programs
  • Assistance in arranging training for incumbent workers
  • Referral to education and training providers
  • Customized and on-the-job training
  • Information on State of Texas employer training programs like the Skills Development Fund and Self-Sufficiency Fund
  • Professional outplacement services for companies that are restructuring, downsizing or closing operations

If you are interested in more information, or would like one of their business representatives to contact you, please call us at (210) 224-HELP (4357), toll free at (888) 818-9881.

Contact us at: info@bsbedf.com or (830) 885-4331

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A Right to Work State

Because Texas is a right-to-work state, employees cannot be forced to join or not to join, nor pay dues to a labor union as a requirement for employment. Texas, one of 21 right-to-work states, has low union membership compared to its neighbors. The Bulverde/Spring Branch Area has no union representation among its primary employers, and compared with its neighbors, Texas has a fairly low union representation rate of 6.7%. According to the Department of Labor, Arkansas has a rate of 7.7%, Louisiana has a rate of 10.1%, and Oklahoma 9.4%.

A Highly Educated Workforce

The Bulverde/Spring Branch Area has an excellent educational system producing quality talent every year. Comal ISD is rated as a "Recognized" school district by the Texas Education Agency and its high schools graduated 1,140 students in 2011 of which $10.9 million in scholarship offers were received.

The Bulverde/Spring Branch Area and Comal County have populations with educational levels higher than the average for Texas and the entire United States. The Bulverde/Spring Branch Area is a "bedroom community" with a majority of its residents commuting to jobs in nearby cities, especially San Antonio.

Local high school and college graduates have a desire to find permanent jobs in the area in order to stay in their community and avoid the commute to neighboring cities. Though the economy was originally rural and agrarian in nature, the area has attracted and grown the local talent and and as a result, takes great pride in the fact that it retains the presence of top level professionals as well as skilled tradesmen and technicians.

We have a multi-cultural and multi-skilled regional workforce. In fact, there is a large labor pool of workers within a 50-mile radius. Several of our local workers are underemployed or working at low wage jobs with little chance for advancement and welcome the opportunity to to qualify for and secure jobs that have a future.
Employer Incentives 

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WORKFORCE

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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax benefit administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for employers who hire individuals from specified target populations. WOTC reduces a business’s federal tax liability, serving as an incentive to select job candidates who may be disadvantaged in their efforts to find employment. Please click here for more information regarding this program.

The Self-Sufficiency Fund (SSF) is a job training program that is specifically designed for individuals that receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) as well as individuals at risk of becoming dependent on public assistance. SSF also assists businesses and trade unions by financing the development and implementation of customized job training projects for new and incumbent workers. Click here for more information about this program.

The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier job training program, providing grants to community and technical colleges to provide customized job training programs for businesses who want to train new workers or upgrade the skills of their existing workforce. Click here for more information about this program. 

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