WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS
Job Brief

August 2020 ι VOLUME 11 ι ISSUE 7
Update: Workforce Resumes Operations after Hurricane Laura
Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas will resume regular business hours Monday, August 31, 2020. Services will continue to be provided virtually, via our website, www.setworks.org , which is available 24/7. Employers and job seekers may continue to contact workforce staff for recruitment and employment assistance via our toll free number, 1-877-834-5627, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In-person requests are available by appointment only (Beaumont Workforce Solutions Center). Live CHAT! is also accessible through setworks.org, during regular business hours. We encourage our community to utilize our virtual services for secure communications.

Business and Employer Resources
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During this time of crisis, the hurricane storm season and the COVID-19 pandemic, Workforce Solutions continues to provide resources to businesses to assist with managing company operations and manpower.

The Shared Work program can assist employers avoid layoffs and help retain their workers during a slow-down or temporary closure. Shared Work provides employees who choose to participate the ability to receive unemployment insurance benefits when their normal working hours are reduced. Companies that participate in Shared Work are required to follow the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) guidelines.

Mass Claims allows a business to submit basic worker information to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) for employees who are being laid-off or furloughed. Mass Claims streamlines the unemployment insurance benefits process and creates a shell claim for the dislocated workers.

Please contact Pamela Wise, workforce liaison, pamela.wise@setworks.org, for questions or additional information regarding these resources.

Virtual Job Fairs/Hiring Events
Workforce Solutions has extended virtual resources to include on-line jobs fairs and customized hiring events utilizing an on-line software platform. This engaging, virtual experience allows maximum flexibility for a company's human resource (HR) staff and recruiters to link to individuals looking for employment. Recruiters are able to post job openings at no cost, review resumes, which, upon request, can be pre-screened by workforce center staff. Companies may even limit the number of individuals during a virtual event.

All virtual events are workforce staff-assisted and participating employers will be invited to test the system prior to launching the live event. Basic internet access, computer or laptop with visual (camera) and audio/microphone capability is needed; the platform can be accessed by most mobile devices.

Please contact our Business Services Representatives at business@setworks.org for more information regarding this offering.

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