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May 2019 ι VOLUME 10 ι ISSUE 3
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Workforce Board News
The Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board will not meet in June. Please check our website,, for next board meeting information.
Youth Expo, Texas' Labor Exchange site, Relaunches in August, the on-line job matching site, is undergoing extensive updates to more effectively meet the manpower needs of employers. Individuals looking for work will also have an enhanced job search experience and access to virtually all jobs posted on the on the Internet. The current system version of WorkInTexas has 307,125 open job positions and serves more than 285,000 active jobs seekers throughout Texas and the United States. WorkInTexas allows employers to post job openings and instantly match job seekers who have entered an application for work in the system. Individuals looking for jobs, in any area of the state of Texas, are able to search by skills, experience, and even miles to commute to work. These features will be enhanced in the new version and include on-line videos and tutorials.

WorkInTexas has always been a valuable, no-cost job matching application for employers and job seekers. The relaunch will enhance the job seeker's occupational match ability as specific resumes will now be required for job referrals. The system will encourage job seekers to include work history, education, certifications, and work reference information for a better alignment to an employer's requirements.

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Southeast Texas is Here to Serve our Veterans
The Workforce Solutions Centers, in conjunction with Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) employment representatives, are the first line of assistance for Veterans and their eligible spouses, for employment assistance after transition from the military.

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Take Note! Fidelity Bonding Available
The Fidelity Bonding initiative through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is designed to assist employers reduce risks associated with hiring individuals with barriers to employment. These risks may include individuals with an arrest history, applicants with less than desirable credit history, or applicants with a history of substance abuse, just to name a few. The bonds are issued at no cost for six months to cover eligible applicants. Employers then have the option to purchase a transfer bond. For more details click this link.
Natosha Coleman Appointed to Southeast Board
The Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board welcomes Natosha Coleman, HEB Grocery Unit Director, to the board.

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Southeast Texas Labor Market Information Overview: April 2019
The Southeast Texas unemployment rate for April 2019, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was 4.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted).

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