Workforce Solutions Borderplex Selects Grant Associates to Operate Career Centers Throughout El Paso Region

Grant Associates will provide programs and services to connect job seekers to career paths, and businesses to a pipeline of skilled workers.

EL PASO, TX, October 1, 2021 – Grant Associates, a nationally acclaimed workforce development company, announced today that it has been selected by Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) to operate the workforce development program across the six-county Borderplex region. These programs provide career services, education and training, and connections to wraparound support for those reentering the workforce, changing industries, or looking to advance along a career path.

Local businesses can also take advantage of no-cost services that connect them to a pipeline of skilled workers. Grant Associates uses a demand-driven approach to identify the hiring needs and in-demand skills of local industries. They then work diligently to connect job-seeking clients with the education and training they need to develop those skills and position themselves for careers in the region’s growing industries and occupations.

“We are excited to launch our partnership with Workforce Solutions Borderplex and work side-by-side to build on the great work WSB is already doing throughout the community,” said Doug Cotter, CEO of Grant Associates. “I’m confident our human-centered approach and innovative solutions will enable us to create even more impact for local businesses looking to grow, and especially for those community members who are struggling with unemployment or under-employment brought about by the pandemic.”

One of the cornerstones of Grant Associates’ service model is to meet clients “where they are” with a variety of training and education opportunities to help get them on the road to self-sufficiency. WSB customers have access to a variety of services such as resume building and job search workshops, credential attainment and training, and job search assistance. For those clients needing additional supportive services, WSB and Grant Associates partner with a network of community organizations to ensure clients have access to the resources they need to overcome barriers to sustainable employment.

“We’re pleased to partner with Grant Associates to help us take our workforce programs to the next level,” said Leila Melendez, CEO of WSB. “The innovative spirit and customer-centric focus they’ve already exhibited during the transition is just what the Board was looking for as we tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”


About Grant Associates
Grant Associates is one of the largest workforce development organizations in North America. Our mission is to raise the economic security of the people, businesses, and communities we serve. Since 1997, our innovative programs and solutions have inspired residents, supported regional enterprises, developed industry sectors, and helped communities across the United States realize their workforce potential. Partnering with federal, state, and local agencies, Grant Associates has provided human resources support to more than 50,000 businesses and empowered more than 1.25 million people to advance, addressing their obstacles to employment, and connecting them with jobs that fit their goals. Our programs include sector-based initiatives, business centers, and programs that serve those on public assistance, as well as other targeted populations such as youth, justice-involved, veterans, and the disabled. For more information visit:

About Workforce Solutions Borderplex
Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is celebrating over 20 years serving as the leader and pacesetter in aligning and creating opportunities for skilled workers and employers. WSB advances education, employment, entrepreneurship, and economic development prospects in support of global competitiveness and regional prosperity. The organization’s service region encompasses Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties. For more information about Workforce Solutions Borderplex, please contact Bianca Cervantes at (915) 887-2221 or visit