Job Brief

August 2019 ι VOLUME 10 ι ISSUE 6
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Upcoming Events
Youth Career Expo "Connect to YOUR Future!"
Thursday, September 26, 2019

"Hiring Red, White & You!" Veterans Job Fair
Thursday, November 7, 2019

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Workforce Board News
The Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board will not meet in September. Please visit our website, for future meeting dates.
Youth Expo

Help Close the Skills Gap - Train Your Employees

We have all heard of "skills gaps" and according to many workforce pundits, it is the #1 issue affecting economic and job growth. Skills gap, as defined by the U. S. Department of Labor, Career OneStop Business Center is "the gap between what employers need and what job seekers are offering."

The short answer to the issue may be to train workers to fill the jobs requiring specific technical skills and knowledge. And, partnering closely with local school districts and training institutions can prove invaluable when it comes to developing the pipeline of future workforce. There are many ways to approach this workforce dilemma and in Texas and we have experienced the success of these methods:

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In Remembrance
The Southeast Texas Workforce board staff would like to share their deep condolences to the family of former Hardin County Judge Billy Caraway.

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Take Note! Texas Prepares
Hurricane season is trending in the news. The entire Gulf Coast, including Southeast Texas, just marked two years since Hurricane Harvey, the storm that produced more flooding rains than any in our recorded history. The State of Texas, Office of the governor, and local elected officials urge businesses to prepare now by ensuring your disaster recovery plans includes details for all hazards. is available to help you prepare for natural disasters or man-made emergencies. The site also contains direct links to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and the Department of Labor (DOL)
Board Member Retires
Thomas Gage, Safety/PSM Manager for South Hampton Resources, Inc., announced his retirement at the August board meeting.

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Southeast Texas Labor Market Information Overview: July 2019
Southeast Texas' unemployment rate for July 2019 ticked up .4 percent to 6.0, as reported by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

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