Job Brief Newsletter Workforce Solutions: Southeast Texas
June 2010: Vol1 Issue 5
 

Marilyn Smith

Please continue to send us your comments and article suggestions.  We want to hear from you. 
Email info@setworks.org 
or call 1-877-834-JOBS.
– Marilyn Smith,
   Executive Director

Featured Board Member: Jim Rich
Our Vision - A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas
In This Issue
 

Make a Difference with Summer Employment

GOOD

The 2010 Summer Youth Employment Program began Monday, June 21. Approximately 200 youth started work in various businesses throughout Southeast Texas. Another larger group will start July 5, 2010. Job duties to be performed include office and clerical, child care, recreational activities assistance, vet care, and warehouse work. Wages are subsidized at $7.25/hr and youth will be able to work at least thirty (30) hour per week.

We’re off to a strong start, but still need additional employer worksites for Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin Counties. You can make a difference by “mentoring” the youth, exposing them to the ‘real work’ environment, and teaching them the benefits of following directions and completing projects.

As mentioned in our workforce intelligence article, soft skills rank #1 with the majority of employers in Southeast Texas. “Soft skills” commonly refers to skills and characteristics that allow individuals to succeed in the workplace, such as a strong work ethic, an ability to work in teams, self-discipline, self-confidence, punctuality and courtesy. As an employer site, you can share your expertise and teach local youth the importance of motivation, problem solving, team work, and a positive attitude. Go to www.setworks.org, and complete the Employer Worksite Request (on the announcement banner.) Be G.O.O.D. (Grow Our Own Destiny)!

 
 
Who We Are
Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas evaluates and oversees the delivery of all workforce training and employment services in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties. The board’s overall mission is to identify opportunities and create partnerships that effectively link employers and job seekers in order to improve the economic future of the area
 
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