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January 2021 ι VOLUME 12 ι ISSUE 1
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The Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board is scheduled to meet Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 9:30 am. Please visit our Website for details.
Youth Expo


Virtual Youth Career Expo - Over 6,000 Students Signed-up to Participate

Attendance scheduled for the 2021 Virtual Youth Career Expo, hosted by Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, stands at 6,600 students, according to Kevin King, the event lead coordinator. "We're working diligently to ensure all interested students will be able to access this new Expo format", King said. "I want to thank all our Exhibitors, who have embraced the virtual environment, set up their booths, and added valuable, engaging content for local students to experience."

The Youth Career Expo will take place during the entire month of February 2021, each Thursday, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon. The scheduling will allow teachers and counselors in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin county school districts the flexibility to assign students to attend. Districts throughout Region 5 Education Service Center service area have also allowed their students to participate in the virtual event.
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Hammon Appointed as Board's New Executive Director
Mary Hammon, longtime Deputy and Finance Director was named Executive Director by the workforce board, effective February 1, 2021, during the December 2020 board meeting.

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Take Note: Employers - View Tax Rates in February 2021 The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced the availability of employer 2021 tax rates in February. Employers will also be able to view their business information utilizing the TWC Unemployment Tax Service system. TWC provides resources to employers to help understand unemployment tax rate calculations, assistance with filing wage reports, and access to the Tax Law Manual.
Success Story - Paid Work Experience Cultivates Skills of a Young Parent
Being a single parent with a disabled child led Mireya Perez to seek job assistance through the workforce solutions center. Taking care of her disabled child was a priority and Perez needed a position that would allow her to provide for herself and her child. Workforce staff designed a paid work position with a local chamber with the expectation to increase Perez's confidence in her abilities which included knowing American Sign Language. read more
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