JobBRIEF: August Vol.4 Issue 8
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EMPLOYERS:  Tax Incentives for Hiring!


Hire DIRECT through Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas

To fill vacancies at their hotel, Holiday Inn & Suites Beaumont tried a new approach -- hire
employees direct through Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas. According to Amanda Baldwin,
HR manager for the hotel chain, the company decided to partner with the Workforce Center to
help defray recruitment costs.

To maintain superior accommodations for travelers and provide great customer service, keeping
staff at appropriate levels is important. “We always want to maintain 16-18 full-time attendants to
keep up with demand for rooms,” Baldwin stated.

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Jobs ARE Coming to Southeast Texas

Southeast Texas continues to live up to its reputation of “fueling the world” as two major oil and gas manufacturing projects move towards final approval and new refinery-based expansions take
place. A third project involving construction of a $16 billion ethane cracker/gas-to-liquids facility in
Southwest Louisiana will also have a positive impact on job growth in our region. The workforce
development community is eagerly waiting for anticipated job opportunities to increase as
August 2013 comes to a close.

Golden Pass LNG’s expansion in Sabine Pass will create thousands of jobs and “generate billions
of dollars in investments” according to the company’s website statement.

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Live Chat Help on!

The “Chat” feature on, our Virtual One Stop Job Shop, has been updated! Users can
now just click on the “Ask Live!” green button and be connected to Regional Solutions staff. Staffers
can assist “chatters” with job searches, updating applications, changing
passwords, and general questions regarding Workforce Solutions services.

Employers and businesses can chat regarding posting jobs openings, checking the status of
current postings, or be connected to Employer Solutions and Business Solutions Consultants for
more detailed assistance.

The chat feature is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Last month’s JobBRIEF incorrectly stated the schedules dates for the Workforce Center on Wheels mobile unit in Silsbee.

Following mixed results in June, the unemployment figures released today showed improvement across all counties, with the largest improvement in Beaumont and Port Arthur.

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