Each year, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and local Workforce Solutions partners recognize employers across Texas for excellence and innovation. The 25th Annual Texas Workforce Conference was held in Dallas Nov. 30-Dec. 2. This year’s theme was “25 Years of Conducting Innovation.”
American SpiralWeld Pipe Company, nominated by Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas, won Texas’ Small Employer of the Year Award. American Spiral Weld Pipe Company has created 95 new jobs in the community. Additionally, they are creating a pipeline of talent by partnering with Workforce Solutions, collaborating with local education institutions to prepare students for careers in welding, and supporting multiple community events and groups.
The finalists included FPS Staffing, nominated by Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley, and JAG Aviation Inc, nominated by Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas. FPS Staffing updated its business model to enhance recruitment strategies during the pandemic and placed 41 medical professionals in the healthcare sector and 93 workers in administrative or clerical jobs. JAG Aviation collaborated with Workforce Solutions to provide work experience for aviation students at Texas State Technical College and Baylor University.
“The businesses honored this year personify the qualities we all hope for in an employer: exemplary leadership, passionate dedication to their service or product, a pioneering spirit, and a commitment to their workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “The talented labor force in Texas is the ingredient that powers these employers.”
You can watch videos featuring the winners and finalists for the Large, Small, and Veteran-Friendly Employer Awards on the TWC YouTube channel.
“Congratulations to these Texas employers who make the Lone Star State home to innovation and growth,” said Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson.
The 28 local Workforce Solutions Boards (Boards) each recognized a Local Employer of Excellence at the conference. The award honors employers actively involved with Texas Workforce Solutions that have positively impacted employers, workers, and the community.