The Workforce Solutions East Texas Board serves businesses throughout the 14 county-region (Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood). The Workforce Center system serves all job-seekers, including those individuals with disabilities.
All of the Workforce Solutions Centers have the following accommodations:
In the full service centers in Tyler and Longview:
ASL Interpreter and Braille Material available upon request with adequate notice at all sites.
Disability Program Navigator
The Board also recently hired a Disability Program Navigator to address the needs of people with disabilities seeking training and employment opportunities through the Workforce Solutions Center. The Navigator serves as a resource person to the center and persons with disabilities, including people receiving state and federal benefits. The Navigator has expertise regarding the Workforce Solutions Center programs, services and information and Social Security Administration (SSA) work incentive programs.
Here are some of the key functions of the Navigator:
If you would like more information, please contact Judd Quarles, Disability Program Navigator at the following address:
Contact the Navigator
Workforce Solutions East Texas
4100 Troup Hwy
Tyler, TX 75703
Fax: (903) 561-4204
10 Commandments of Communicating with a Person with a Disability
Statistics on Disabilities
Office of the Governor Rick Perry
Cornell University 2005 report on people with disabilities in Texas
U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census of Population and Housing. "Table 5. Texas Disability Status: 2000;" Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics, PHC-2-45
These links are provided to help jobseekers understand their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and accommodations that can help them be more successful in their job search.
These links are provided to help business owners and human resource professionals understand ADA and accommodations along with other subjects of interest.