JobBRIEF June 2017 ι Vol. 8 Issue 5
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Local Company Receives $469,914 Skills Training Grant

ARLANEXO Performance Elastomers (formerly Lanxess) in Orange, Texas, is the recipient of a $469,914 skills development fund (SDF) training grant. The company, along with its training partner and fund administrator, Lamar State College-Orange (LSC-O), has begun a customized training program to upgrade the skills level for 219 non-retiring, incumbent workers and new employees. On completion of the training for the skills upgrade, it is estimated workers will receive averages wages of $46.89 per hour.

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Workforce and ChildCareGroup to Host 4th Annual Childcare Conference

The 4th Annual Early Care & Education Conference will be hosted by the Workforce Solutions Board and ChildCareGroup, Inc., the board’s childcare contractor, on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The event will be held at the Region 5 Education Service Center in Edison Plaza, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. This year's theme, "A Better Tomorrow Begins Today", will feature a keynote address by Derek Clark. Clark, the author of several books, will share his very personal story of abandonment as a child and eventual success, through love and support.

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Three Things You Need to Know

1. Keep Your Company’s Policy Handbook Up to Date

2. Apprenticeship – One Possible Answer to Fill those Middle Skills Jobs

3. Top Ten Occupational Categories in Southeast Texas

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Workforce Welcomes New Board member
The Workforce Solutions Board welcomed new member, Burnie Burnistine, during the June 2017 meeting. Burnistine is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas.

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Latest Labor Market Stats
In May 2017, Southeast Texas unemployment rate reported a slight decline to 7.0 percent, down from 7.4 percent in April.

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