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April 2019 ι VOLUME 10 ι ISSUE 2
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Texas Add More than 22,000 Jobs in March - Read the details here
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Spring 2019 Job Fairs - One More to Go!
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Workforce Board News
Judge Carl Thibodeaux, a long time civil servant in Orange, Texas, has been appointed as interim County Judge.
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Youth Expo

It's Time - Sponsor the 2019 Youth Career Expo and "Connect to Your Future!"

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas invites area businesses to sponsor the 5th Annual Youth Career Expo, scheduled Thursday, September 27, 2019, 7:45 am - 3:00 pm, at Ford Park. Workforce Solutions and our event partner organizations, Region 5 Education Service Center, Junior Achievement, Southeast Texas Human Resource Association, and Vocational Rehabilitation, anticipate an increase in school participation. "Last year, over 3,300 students from 35 school districts attended the Youth Career Expo. This year we are planning for peak attendance of 4,000 students", states Marilyn Smith. "Our goal continues to be to prepare our youth to take full advantage of nationally recognized educational options, develop fulfilling careers, and successfully compete for high-wage employment opportunities in Southeast Texas."

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Workforce Solutions Sponsors Teacher Externship
Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas has been awarded a $40,565 grant from Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to host a Teacher Externship program during the summer of 2019.

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Take Note! Proposed Rule Change
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division announced a proposed rule change to the responsibilities of employers and joint employers. The department has introduced a four-factor test intended to clarify joint employer status. Click this link to read more.
New Board Members
Two new members have been appointed to the Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board in April.

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Southeast Texas Labor Market Information Overview - March 2019
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has reported March 2019 unemployment rate of 5.3 percent for the Southeast Texas workforce development area (WDA).

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