JobBRIEF March 2018 ι Vol. 9 Issue 3
Our Vision - "A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas."
NEWS LINKS & INFORMATION
Private sector Employers in Texas Add more than 42,000 jobs in February – Read the details at this link
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Southeast Texas Talent Pool Available for Hire

Worker lay-offs and company closures, caused by natural disasters, such as Tropical Storm Harvey, or global competition, happen as a regular course of business operations throughout the country and in Southeast Texas. Many of these individuals, defined as dislocated workers due to the fact they have lost their job due to no fault of their own, represent a valuable talent-pool for businesses needing to recruit and hire new employees. These workers have the 'soft skills' employers want applied in their business' work environment, such as the ability to effectively communicate, time management , responsibility and problem solving.

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Providing Temporary Workers for Disaster Recovery after Harvey

Workforce Solutions continues to help with disaster recovery in Southeast Texas through providing temporary work opportunities, including paid worksites, for qualified individuals. Paid worksite employers include non-profit and public governmental employers that are continuing to provide food, clothing, shelter or other humanitarian services. Also, activities related to repair, cleaning and renovation through these employers are also allowable.

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Three Things You Need to Know

1. Simply "Watch and Learn" with Wage and Hour

2. Employers – Be a Part of the Texas Internship Challenge!

3. SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas events

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Latest Labor Market Stats
Southeast Texas' employment rebounded slightly in February according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent for Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties, down from 7.3 percent in January.

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