JobBRIEF April 2015 ι Vol. 6 Issue 4
Our Vision - "A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas."
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Employers Continue to HIRE in Southeast Texas

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas WORKFORCE CENTERS hosted several customized hiring events for employers in March. These unique events were designed to meet each company’s hiring needs. Job seekers were outreached by workforce center staff and invited to attend based on specific skills, education, and experience the individual included in their electronic, on-line work history in


Southeast Texas and Local EDC Secure High Demand Job Training Grant

Shortly after the Texas Workforce Commission announced the availability of incentive funds to help support economic development and workforce collaborations, Southeast Texas immediately began work with local Economic Development Councils to find job training opportunity. In their efforts to strengthen the job outlook for local individuals by upgrading job seeker skills, the Port Arthur EDC and Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas collaborated with a local employer to employ and train local job seekers in skills necessary to meet the employer's needs.


Three Things You Need to Know

1. Employers - Understand Your Rights

2. ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business

3. Top Ten Occupations for Southeast Texas


Southeast Texas Child Care QUALITY CONFERENCE
August 1, 2015 - Save the Date! For the 2015 Child Care Quality Professional Development Conference, Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas is partnering with Region 5 Education Service Center, Child Care Licensing, AGRILIFE and Lakeshore Publishing, and others.

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Latest Labor Market Stats

Southeast Texas' unemployment rate continues to show historic improvement, along with the entire state of Texas. For March 2015, the unemployment rate for our Metropolitan Statistical Area MSA is 6.2 percent (6.2%).


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