Job Brief Newsletter Workforce Solutions: Southeast Texas
March 2010: Vol1 Issue 1
 

JobBRIEF is your at-a-glance
update on the latest labor market initiatives, achievements, programs
and employment stats.

For questions or comments
concerning any article, please
contact Workforce Solutions
Southeast Texas’ Board office
at 409.719.4750 or email us at
jobbrief@setworks.org

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

Put Southeast Texas Back to Work. Get a $2,000 Bonus
The Texas Back to Work Initiative gives employers lots of great reasons to put Southeast Texas back to work. In fact, about 2,000 of them! Employers who hire eligible UI claimants can receive a $2,000 bonus for each qualified new hire.

The Texas Back to Work program focuses on re-employing first-time, unemployment insurance (UI) claimants while helping local businesses improve productivity. Through the program, employers are provided funds for wages, training and other incentives when hiring and retaining eligible UI claimants.

Primary requirements for employers are simple:

  • You must be for profit
  • You cannot have laid-off or reduced workforce within last 120 days
  • Employment must be full time (30 or more hours per week)
  • Employment must last a minimum of 120 days
If you’re interested in helping us put Southeast Texas back to work, call and see if you qualify for the Texas Back to Work Initiative.

Additionally, new employees hired under this program may quality for a Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). WOTC provides tax credits from $1,200 to $9,000 per employee for businesses that hire from qualified target populations.
 
 
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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