JobBRIEF January 2018 ι Vol. 9 Issue 1
Our Vision - "A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas."
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Workforce Solutions to host Awards of Excellence

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas board members and staff cordially invite you to attend the 2017 Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon, Tuesday, March 6, 2017, and the Beaumont Event Centre. Dr. J. Michael Shahan, President, Lamar State College Orange, and Pioneer Board member, is the guest speaker for the luncheon. The board will recognize several employers that have demonstrated strong collaboration with workforce development and its mission to 'create a world-class workforce'. These employers contribute to their perspective communities and have a positive effect on their employees through training and upward career path opportunities. Employer categories include 2017 Outstanding Employer of the Year, Large Employer of the Year, Small Employer of the Year, and Veteran-friendly Employer of the Year.


Three Things You Need to Know

1. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues New Digest

2. Tax Rate Decrease for Texas Employers

3. Top Ten Occupations in Southeast Texas


Latest Labor Market Stats
Southeast Texas's unemployment rate increased slightly in December to 6.7 percent, up just .2 percent from November. "Our area has experienced a moderate unemployment impact after Hurricane Harvey. Local refineries and other industries have continued their expansion projects and new construction in Southeast Texas. Jobs are available in Southeast Texas across all local sectors for job seekers with various skills and experience levels", commented Marilyn Smith, executive director.


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Marilyn Smith, Executive Director 409.719.4750
Pamela Wise, Workforce Liaison 409.719.4752
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