Job Brief Newsletter Workforce Solutions: Southeast Texas
May 2010: Vol1 Issue 4
 

Marilyn Smith

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– Marilyn Smith,
   Executive Director

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

Another Back-to-Work Success

George Hudspeth and Mosha Stevenson


As an insurance agent for 44 years, George Hudspeth has built his reputation on long-term relationships – including his staff. However, he recently found himself in need of a skilled office assistant for his New York Life Insurance Company office. After listing his job opening in WorkInTexas.com, a Workforce Solutions’ Business Services representative approached him about the benefits of the Texas Back to Work initiative. The initiative provides employers a $2,000 hiring incentive per employee to hire and retain persons who are first time unemployment claimants.

“The $2,000 will assist with the salary and benefits for our new employee, Mosha Stevenson,” said Hudspeth, “and the Workforce staff was very helpful with ensuring that all the candidates referred were qualified and had the skills set that I was seeking.”

Additionally, the recently enacted HIRE Act (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment), will benefit Hudspeth’s agency with a 6.2% payroll tax incentive and an additional $1,000 general tax business credit for each worker retained for at least a year. Details on the HIRE Act can be found at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=220326,00.html.

 
 
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