JobBRIEF June 2018 ι Vol. 9 Issue 6
Our Vision - "A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas."
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Employers: Secure your Exhibitor Booth for the Fall 2018 Youth Career Expo!

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas is pleased and excited to invite our businesses to participate in the Fall 2018 Youth Career Expo, scheduled September 27, 2018, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, at Ford Park. "We want our employers to have the opportunity to meet more new students in the fall", stated Marilyn Smith, executive director. "The Expo provides an opportunity to showcase local occupations and encourage students to pursue the training and education to be successful in the workforce."


Local Business Professional added to Workforce Board

Ashwini Kumar, Conn’s Inc.

The Southeast Texas Workforce Board welcomes Ashwini Kumar, Director of Loan Operations, Conns Inc., to the board. Kumar received a Bachelors’ of Engineering from the University of Madras and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He has an extensive background in administration and financial management, e-commerce, consulting, risk analysis, and product management.

As a new board member, Kumar stated that he looks forward to "giving back to the community, especially in the area of skill development for the unemployed and underemployed so that they are better positioned for career opportunities."


Three Things You Need to Know

1. Reminder: Employment for Troops is Protected by State and Federal Laws

2. OSHA Proposes Rule regarding Crane Operators

3. What's In-demand in Southeast Texas


Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas mourns the loss of board member, Jeffery “Jeff” Warden who passed away April 19, 2018. Warden was appointed to the board in 2014 and represented Organized Labor.

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Latest Labor Market Stats
The employment data for Southeast Texas indicated the unemployment rate for April 2018 showed a slight improvement at 6.2 percent over the March rate of 6.7 percent.


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