The Planning Commission’s Workforce Development programs address the needs of Panhandle employers and workers. We help employers recruit, hire and retain qualified personnel. We also provide job seekers with the information, training and assistance they need to obtain and keep employment that offers good wages and benefits.

The above efforts are overseen by a 25-member board of business and community leaders, and a group of seven local elected officials. The Planning Commission serves as the administrative and fiscal agent for these two bodies, and is responsible for over $13 million in annual funding provided by the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission and local governments. Program services are delivered through Workforce Solutions, an Amarillo-based contractor.

We are an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to individuals with disabilities.

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Panhandle Workforce Development Area, FY 2013-2018 Plan, Proposed Strategic Section

Contact Information


Tom Dressler

Workforce Development Director
Email: tdressler@theprpc.org
Phone: (806) 372-3381
Toll-free: (800) 477-4562
Fax: (806) 373-3268



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