Throughout the pandemic, United Way of Denton County implemented programs to support the community through challenges brought on by this crisis like eviction prevention and health & mental health services. Denton County Works is designed to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers.
Denton County Works acts as a resource for job seekers with local job listings within Denton County and the metroplex, plus useful tips for resume writing and interviewing. You will also find "dress for success" attire suggestions, as well as guidance to honing computer skills, getting your GED, and finding job fairs, transportation, and childcare.
Denton County is stronger when we Work United/Live United.
Retail & Grocery
Staffing & Temp Agencies
Workforce Solutions of North Texas
Kathee Mills - Assists employers and job seekers in the Alliance Area.
Resource with three job seeking pathways to help you identify what you want to do.
Start your career and build your skillset through apprenticeship
Worried about making ends meet?
Schedule an appointment with one of our volunteer Financial Coaches. We can help you review your finances, your budget, and assist you in creating a financial plan.
(Please note: this is not a tool to apply for rent/utility assistance. Click HERE to submit screening form for rent/utility assistance.)
Common Obstacles to Employment
The following resources may help you find flexible and affordable child care:
The child care services program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work or attend workforce training or education activities. It also educates parents about the availability of quality child care, which enhances children’s early learning.
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Child Care Services (CCS) maintains agreements with a wide range of child care providers in order to meet the needs of families receiving services. In order to receive assistance, families must meet federal, state, and local guidelines. The child care services program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work or attend workforce training or education activities. It also educates parents about the availability of quality child care, which enhances children's early learning.
Provides State-funded child care, primarily to help low income families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. For most clients, CCS requires a co-payment, usually 9% or 11% of the family's monthly income. Special funding is available for teen parents and children with disabilities. CCS also provides services for parent education in choosing quality day care. And, provides assistance in coordinating services to clients' children with disabilities. They also provide technical assistance to child care providers that have provider agreements with CCS.
A non-profit childcare center, serving children 6 weeks through 5 years, and up to 8 years old in the summer. They address the needs of low-income families by providing access to early childhood education with deeply discounted tuition rates.
Computer Skills Training
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Brush up on your computer skills.
Covers the basics of Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Publisher. (15 min.)
Learn how to use Word with this step-by-step tutorial. (22 min.)
This is a video for beginners who want to familiarize themselves with Office 365. (48 min.)
For those wanting a more indepth training. (9 hours)
Vocational Training, Education, and Certifications
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in partnership with the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is launching a new Restaurant Recovery Training certification portal for prospective restaurant workers. Part of the larger Restaurant Recovery Initiative, which launched recently, the training allows free and flexible online training to quickly prepare workers for restaurant industry jobs.
North Central Texas College Career & Technical Education
Electrical power, telecommunications, and natural gas.
Nurse Aide, Medical Assistant w ECG, Medical Insurance billing and coding.
Certified Nursing Assistant
Skills & Tips for Success
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Proper preparation will help alleviate some of the stress involved in job interviews and position you for a positive and successful interviewing experience.
Making an impression is essential to landing your next job. Indeed gives some great advice for before, during, and after your interview.
This video from Indeed covers common questions, body language and more. (5 min.)
Harvard career advisor Linda Spencer gives 5 great tips to nail your next interview. (5 min.)
This video provides you with the most common questions you might encounter and how best to respond. (12 min.)
Being prepared with what NOT to say is just as important as knowing what to say. (13 min.)
Assistant Director of the UAB Career Center Dino Martinez discusses the importance of telling stories to highlight your best qualities. (25 min.)
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A comprehensive list for advice and tricks to create a winning resume.
How to format your resume to stand out from the competition. (14 min.)
Follow these rules to write an incredible resume. ( 5min.)
From Business Insider, a career expert reviews real resumes to point out the biggest mistakes. (3 min.)
Kamara Toffolo, Executive Resume Writer and Job Search Strategist gives advice on how to make your resume stand out. (8 min.)
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Check out these locations for low cost business attire:
- Thrift Giant: 1701 Brinker Rd.
- Goodwill: 2440, S I-35 & 2030 W. University Dr.
- Denton Thrift Store: 708 W. University Dr.
- Twice as Nice: 413 E. Oak
- Upscale Resale: 920 Dallas Dr.
- Thrift City Lewisville: 1165 S Stemmons Fwy Suite 176
- Thrift Giant: 2202 on TX-121
- Thrift Giant: 128 S Mill St.
- Thrift Giant: 5000 Main St #270, The Colony
- Goodwill: 919 W Main St building A
- Salvation Army: 602 E Round Grove Rd
- Angel’s Resale: 1312 Justin Rd
- NTC Resale & Boutique: 209 N Oak St.
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This website is a professional network transforming the way candidates with disabilities, mental health conditions, and chronic illnesses connect to jobs & inclusive employers.
Best Buddies, Special Olympics and Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, are teaming up to launch Delivering Jobs, an inclusion campaign dedicated to creating pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences by 2025.
Circa is committed to helping people with disabilities find the ideal job by connecting you with employers who believe in building diverse workforces. Our Disability job board and expert resources can help guide you through the search process to find the perfect company and role that matches your experience and skills.
Texas Health and Human Services is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have access to meaningful employment services in the community, especially integrated competitive employment.
disABLEDperson is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce the high unemployment rate of individuals and veterans with disabilities.
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