Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area hosts grand opening of Hays County Workforce Center in San Marcos

City leaders and leadership for the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital area held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hays County Workforce Center on Feb. 23. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
City leaders and leadership for the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital area held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hays County Workforce Center on Feb. 23. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

City leaders and leadership for the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital area held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hays County Workforce Center on Feb. 23. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

City leaders and leadership of the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area held a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 23 for the new Hays County Workforce Center located at 4794 Transportation Way, Bldg. 5, Ste. 500, San Marcos.

“We believe that Hays County and our rural capital area is one of the best places in the country to live, work and do business. We want to spread the word that our region boasts an incredibly skilled workforce that’s ready to attract enterprise to Texas,” board Chair Frank Leonardis said.

The center has been a great asset to the community, Leonardis said, as it has been open during the pandemic to help job seekers in the area. The original grand opening was scheduled for February 2020.

“When you’re blessed with this much of the I-35 corridor, you’re going to get to reap the rewards. There are so many economic incentives going into effect in this part of the world... We’re looking at continued job growth. It’s being driven directly by employers who continue to have confidence to create jobs in Texas,” said Bryan Daniel, the chair and commissioner representing the public for the Texas Workforce Commission.

The new center at over 10,000 square feet is almost double the size of the previous center and will continue to offer no-cost employment and recruitment services to job seekers and businesses in the rural capital area of Texas, which includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano and Williamson counties.


By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.