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

Marilyn Smith

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– Marilyn Smith,
   Executive Director

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

Slow and Steady, Jobs are Returning to SETX
For the fourth consecutive month, employment has posted over-the-month gains from last year. In May, Labor Bureau statistics show the Beaumont-Port Arthur area benefited from 1,000 new hires. That makes for a total of 3,300 new job positions since January.

The Construction, Manufacturing and Leisure and Hospitality sectors continue to lead the way with job growth.

Unemployment Figures*

Area
Texas
Southeast Texas
Beaumont-Port Arthur

Hardin County
Jefferson County
Orange County

Beaumont
Port Arthur
May 2010
8.0%
10.6%
10.6%

9.9%
10.9%
10.4%

9.7%
14.2%
Apr 2010
8.1%
10.6%
10.6%

10.0%
10.8%
10.3%

9.6%
14.1%
May 2009
7.3%
9.3%
9.3%

8.9%
9.3%
9.6%

8.0%
13.2%

**U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 6/18/2010.

 
 
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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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