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April 2024 ι VOLUME 15 ι ISSUE 4
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The next board meeting for Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas will be held on Wednesday May 8, 2024, 9:30 a.m. hybrid via zoom and at 510 Park St. Beaumont, TX 77701. Go to for details.
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Spring Forward: Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Job Fair Success
At Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas our mission is to build a world - class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas while helping job seekers gain self- sufficiency. We bridge the gap between employers and job seekers by hosting in person job fairs where they meet face to face. These events, held in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, and Silsbee, coincide with the locations of our workforce centers, ensuring accessibility and convenience for our community members.

The annual Beaumont Spring Job Fair took place on Wednesday, April 10th at the Beaumont Major Event Center, and was a huge success. A total of 36 employers representing various industries participated in the job fair creating a dynamic platform for job seekers to explore diverse career options. 348 job seekers were in attendance taking advantage of the career opportunities, highlighting the strong interest and engagement in the job market. The turnout exceeded our expectations, demonstrating the relevance and impact of such events in facilitating meaningful connections between employers and potential employees.

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Southeast Texas Works! Podcast Update

The Southeast Texas Works! Podcast series is designed to be a unique and interesting outreach tool to engage our community. Our goal is utilizing the podcast format to share information and views of business leaders, elected officials, professional educators, workforce board members, and others, on local issues, including the area's economic growth and the need for strategic workforce development.

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Workforce Connects - Empowering Inclusion: Student HireAbility Navigator

The Student HireAbility Navigator Program expands the opportunity for workforce development to help students with disabilities. The program focuses on students in their early phase of transitioning to postsecondary education and employment. The Student HireAbility Navigator serves as a resource to support, expand, and enhance pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) provided through Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), partners, and programs in each board area.

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Take Note: Employers - In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) hosted an informative conference in Beaumont on April 19, 2024. This event, led by Commissioner Joe Esparza representing employers across Texas, provided useful information on essential topics impacting businesses statewide.

For those who couldn't attend or wish to revisit the materials shared during the conference, the Texas Guidebook for Employers is accessible online. Click here to access the guidebook and stay updated on future events hosted by the Texas Workforce Commission. To sign up for any of these upcoming conferences, register here.

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*Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)/Texas Workforce Commission and Bureau of Labor Statistics

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