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November 2019 ι VOLUME 10 ι ISSUE 9
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2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast - "It's On in Southeast Texas" - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Youth Career Expo "Connect to YOUR Future!" -
Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Workforce Board News
The next board meeting is scheduled Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 9:30 am. Contact Nishaun Jones at 409-719-4785 if you have questions or require assistance.
Youth Expo
Representatives of S&B Engineers and Constructors and Workforce Solutions are pictured with graduate receiving certificate during the Southeast Texas Training Program Graduation, left to right: Jackie Bargstedt, Mike Stilley, Marilyn Smith, graduate Desiree Lister, Bobby Hambrick, John Parker and Brook Brookshire.


Employer Training Program Produces Successful, Certified Workers

On November 5th, S&B Engineers and Constructors celebrated the successful conclusion of the first Pipeline training in Southeast Texas with the graduates, their families and friends. Mike Stilley, VP of Education and Workfare Development, opened the event by congratulating the graduating students for their dedication and drive to improve their skills and compete for high demand/high wage jobs in the area. As important as completing the training program, Stilley noted that "success breeds success", the graduates, set a standard for their children to strive for success in school, in their future careers, and in life.

2019 Graduating Students:
Shanya Aclese
Carlton Alexander
Jalisa Janay Bobb
Desiree Lister
Fernando Martinez
Richard Poss
Yesenia Rebollar
Ermilo Reyes


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Industry Environmental Expert Appointed to Board
James P. Hawkins has been appointed to the Southeast Texas Workforce Development board effective October 2, 2019. Hawkins is employed by South Hampton Resources Inc., in Silsbee with responsibility for compliance and oversight of environmental programs for the facility.

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Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Board members and staff extend our hope for you and your family for a Happy Thanksgiving. We value the partnership and collaboration with our community of employers, industry and businesses, education and training providers. Workforce development is thankful for our combined efforts to share prosperity in Southeast Texas.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Southeast Initiates Special Project to Increase Local Talent Pool
With the approval of the workforce development board, Southeast Texas has launched the Next Step Program to focus on assisting Foster Youth to successfully enter the workforce. Foster Youth are designated as a target population and receive priority services through the workforce centers.

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Southeast Texas Labor Market Information Overview: October 2019
Southeast Texas posted an unemployment rate of 5 percent for the month of October according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.

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