JobBRIEF August 2018 ι Vol. 9 Issue 8
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Southeast Texas Businesses Invited to Validate Industry Certifications

The Texas Education Agency in partnership with the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC) has released an initiative to validate industry-based certification (IBC). The validation process will measure the value of a credential in entering the workforce or advancing from high school to higher education institutions. As more occupations require one or two year certifications versus a four-year college degree, Texas wants to ensure credentials earned in high school will prepare students to effectively take advantage of the many jobs being created by employers throughout various industries.


Hire a Veteran at the 2018 "Hiring Red, White & You!" Veterans Job Fair

On November 8, 2018, Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas will host the 7th Annual "Hiring Red, White & You!" Veterans Job Fair at the Beaumont Workforce Solutions Center, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. This special hiring event is held by all workforce development areas in Texas and provides the opportunity for employers, who value the military service and experience possessed by servicemen and servicewomen, to meet local Veterans actively looking for work.

Employers in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties have continually supported this event.


Three Things You Need to Know

1. Youth Career EXPO Exhibitor Booths Still Available!

2. SCAM Alert for Employers

3. Prepare Your Company's Disaster Plan Now

Berryman Joins Workforce Development Board
Trey Berryman, Southwest Gulf Coast Regional Council, Sheet Metal Local 54, has been confirmed by the Texas Workforce Commission to serve as a board member for Southeast Texas.

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Latest Labor Market Stats
As Texas remains one of the top job-generating states in the nation, the Southeast workforce development area (WDA) held steady with a 6.3 percent unemployment rate for July.


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