JobBRIEF March 2018ι Vol. 9 Issue 3
Our Vision - "A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas."
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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. Some of these individuals have earned their hard skills through post-secondary higher education, including technical or vocational training institutions. The combination of these soft skills and hard skills create an employee, with transferrable skills and job experience, that can quickly integrate into a new workforce.

How do you get access to this this talent pool? The first step is easy - post your job openings in the Texas job bank. Dislocated workers, eligible to receive unemployment benefits, are required to be available and search for work if they choose to receive UI benefits payments. The workforce system utilizes employment specialists, including veterans employment representatives, to work closely with dislocated workers to assist in transitioning to new employment or additional training, if appropriate.

Finally, we invite you and your company’s recruiters to participate in upcoming Workforce Solutions job fairs which have proven to be a cost-effective way to get in front of the large, available talent pool in Southeast Texas . For Spring 2018, our career and employment specialists are partnering with local colleges, professional business organizations, and training institutions to bring skilled, experienced candidates, including dislocated workers, directly to you at these events. Call our Regional Solutions Specialist at 1-877-834-5627 to sign up your business today. Space is limited. There is no cost to participate.

Thursday April 19, 2018 Orange
10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Spring Job Fair at
Lamar State College-Orange
209 Green Avenue
Orange, Texas 77630
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Port Arthur
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Spring Job Fair at
Carl Parker Multipurpose Center
1800 Lakeshore Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77640
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Beaumont
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Spring Hiring Event
Beaumont Workforce Solutions Center
510 Park Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701

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