Waco Employer Resource Network

Empowering people to succeed at work.

The mission of WERN is to provide holistic, personalized support to local employers and employees, ensuring a strong, sustainable workforce for today and for the future.

The Waco Employer Resource Network is comprised of job training programs, social service agencies, staffing agencies and local employers that collaborate to place and support people in full-time jobs. This program is led by a Success Coach and Liaison. The network provides:

In 2017, the City of Waco awarded Caritas of Waco and Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, Inc. pilot funding to employ WERN staff members. The Network’s Liaison, Katy Schulz, focuses on facilitating monthly meetings and recruiting employers to become part of the Network. The Network’s Success Coach works to ensure that employees are stable and productive.

What is the Role of a Success Coach?

The WERN Success Coach supports, assists and encourages each employee to overcome barriers to employment. The Success Coach connects employees to company, public and nonprofit resources such as:

  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Education (GED, ESL)
  • Utility Assistance
  • Job Training

The Success Coach can be rapidly deployed to work directly with employees struggling in various personal and professional situations. All information shared with the Success Coach is confidential so employees feel safe and comfortable.

For more information regarding the Waco Employer Resource Network, please contact:

Tiffany Gallegos
Senior Development Director

O: 254-753-7337 Ext: 110
C: 254-366-0192
E: tgallegos@hotgoodwill.org