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

Marilyn Smith

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or call 1-877-834-JOBS.
– Marilyn Smith,
   Executive Director

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

Area Employment Shows Positive Job Gains
For the month of April, Southeast Texas gained 600 jobs through a 0.2% decrease in unemployment. Across the state, unemployment showed a similar drop of 0.1%. Job sectors that continue to show positive growth are Professional and Business Services and Leisure and Hospitality, with increases of 200 jobs each. Construction, Education and Health Services also show gains of 100 jobs each.

Unemployment Figures

Area
Texas
Southeast Texas
Beaumont-Port Arthur

Hardin County
Jefferson County
Orange County

Beaumont
Port Arthur
Apr 2010
8.1%
10.6%
10.6%

10.0%
10.8%
10.3%

9.6%
14.1%
Mar 2010
8.2%
10.8%
10.8%

9.9%
11.0%
10.8%

9.6%
15.0%
Apr 2009
6.8%
8.5%
8.5%

7.8%
8.6%
8.7%

7.4%
12.2%

**U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5/21/2010.

 
 
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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Orange...............................................................................................409.882.0302
Silsbee...............................................................................................409.385.9644
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