Job Brief

March 2024 ι VOLUME 15 ι ISSUE 3
Growth and Opportunity in Orange County: Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas opens new Orange Center Location
Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas celebrated the opening of its new workforce center location at 2266 MacArthur Dr, Orange, TX 77630. This addition marked a significant milestone in the growth of the Orange County community, providing expanded opportunities for both job seekers and employers. The 12,000 square feet location plays a vital role in fostering job growth and economic development in the region.

Executive Director of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, Mary Hammon expressed excitement about the center's potential impact, noting that it would enhance support for job seekers in Orange County. The center offers a range of services, including job fairs, job search assistance, and essential resources such as subsidized childcare for job seekers. Employers also benefit from recruitment assistance, customized hiring events, and workforce development programs provided by the center. To celebrate the opening, Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, in collaboration with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 9:30 am.

This was followed by the Orange County Spring Job Fair, which began at 10 am. The event provided job seekers with access to computers in the resource room and the Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas mobile lab. The new orange workforce center location represents a significant investment in the future of Orange County, offering valuable support and resources to individuals and businesses. The Orange County Spring Job Fair was a tremendous success, serving approximately 150 job seekers who engaged with 25 different companies. Several companies conducted interviews and made on-the-spot hires, highlighting the importance of job seekers utilizing services like interviewing and resume writing workshops offered at no cost to prepare for job opportunities. Additionally, Bridge City Independent School District (BCISD) brought their Career Technical Education (CTE) students interested in healthcare to the event.

For more information contact Brandy Perkins, Orange Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas center manager at (409) 882-0302 extension 5248.

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