Since the start of economic effects of the COVID-19 health crisis, Workforce Solutions
Southeast Texas board, staff and workforce center specialists have implemented strategies
to safely and effectively connect to our community. Our goal has been to assist those
employers who have restarted their businesses and need additional manpower. We have
reached out to Unemployment Insurance claimants to help skilled, experienced individuals
get back to work. The Workforce Solutions Centers have hosted several Virtual Job Fairs;
employers post available employment opportunities in the job bank and individuals
registered in WorkInTexas.com match to the job openings. Employers electronically review the on-line
resumes of registered participants and with assistance from workforce staff, schedule on-line
interviews with qualified candidates. To date, workforce center staff have assisted eleven
(11) employers connect to ninety-three (93) job seekers through Virtual Jobs Fairs-Open
Southeast Texas events.
Through the National Dislocated Worker (NDW) Disaster grant, eighteen (18) individuals have been
placed in disaster-relief employment with local city and county health entities in Port Arthur,
Orange, Beaumont and Silsbee. These individuals assist in contact tracing and investigator activities.
Since March 2020, workforce center specialists have contacted over 9,000 Unemployment Insurance
(UI) claimants to assist with updating resumes, job referrals, and helping to facilitate UI-related
issues with the Texas Workforce Commission. The Regional Solutions Call Center has received over
11,000 calls since the start of the response to the COVID-19 closures and stay-at-home declaration
in Southeast Texas.
Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas wants to remind our employers, businesses, and individuals
that we continue to work with our communities virtually, amid the pandemic, via our website,
, available 24/7; the CHAT Live! Feature,
and our toll free number, 1-877-834-5627
(JOBS) are available during regular business hours. Our Workforce Career Specialists and Business
Solutions Representatives will respond to your inquiries in a secure environment.
For questions or if you require additional information, please contact Pamela Wise at 409-719-4752.